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Old 04-27-2003, 02:50 AM
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Do not heat the kydex with the knife near!...it will ruin it...epoxy can?t take the heat...most handlematerials can?t either...

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Old 05-21-2003, 10:02 PM
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Thanks for the tutorial. Gives me lots of starting points for my first try at kydex.
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:29 PM
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Jens great tutorial !
Where do you Buy the aluminum friction nuts that you use for your belt loops,I have looked all over for those things and cant find them anywhere.
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Old 12-14-2003, 09:53 AM
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Luc -

They look a lot like the screws that are supplied as standard with TekLoks. Blade-Tech will sell you them separately ($1.95 a pair, IIRC - if anyone knows a cheaper source...?).

I have another question for Jens - how do you stamp the Kydex? I've been experimenting with warming a small area, then using my stamp, but I haven't been satisfied with the results.
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Old 12-19-2003, 03:38 PM
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Thanks a bunch!
I thought I'd never get a response on that one.
I Guess I'm going to have to go through blade tech,they are a little pricey, no one else seems to have them.
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Old 12-28-2003, 11:55 AM
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Ps-Bond...I just stamp it...whack it with the hammer but go gentle as it hit to hard it will deform the kydex pretty bad...


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If you don't mind Jens,

Where did you get your rivet setting tools? I can't seem to find hand held ones anywhere?

Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 02-05-2004, 04:15 AM
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I brought a piece of kydex with alot of eyelets with me to a leathershop...they had what I needed but I had to try different punches with different anvils to get the result I wanted...probably due to metric vs inches


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Thanks. I'll try that out. Now to find a leather shop.
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Ps-Bond...I just stamp it...whack it with the hammer but go gentle as it hit to hard it will deform the kydex pretty bad...
Cheers, Jens - gave it a go, needed to use a solid tap with a 2lb hammer with the Kydex resting on a small anvil - but it worked well. My stamp has a bit more surface area than yours, I think.

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glad it worked out!!......kydex is FUN


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Anso - How big and thick is your piece of aluminium for the belt loop?


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Old 02-18-2005, 09:40 AM
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Question Question - Can Kydex be welded?

Thanks for the tutorial. I've never made a sheath from Kydex but this would certainly help me to get started. I was wondering. Can Kydex be welded? I have a plastic welding rig which blows hot air to weld plastics. Has anyone ever tried heating the ends around the sheath to weld them together? Or will this burn/ruin it?

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Talking Awesome!!!

Thankyou very much Jens, you have inspired me to make kydex sheaths, I can only repay this great thing by letting others in on this, and sharing what you have tought!!

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Old 03-23-2005, 09:54 AM
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Excellent tutorial! Thank you.


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