Kydex______

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Gates1763, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Gates1763

    Gates1763 New Member

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    <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3&u=17385284" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/17/38/52/84/photo_12.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>So i like to dabble in other things and have fun with kydex ive made this nice little pen holder as well as a flashlight holder. Anybody else done work with kydex or any other thermo plastic?
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i dont but it looks good<br>
     

  3. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    O nice, I was thinking about working with some leather... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  4. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    I've made some knife sheaths from kydex. Haven't done any in a while since my heat gun burned out. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"> It's a lot of fun to work with.
     
  5. Gates1763

    Gates1763 New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>pelleteer wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I've made some knife sheaths from kydex. Haven't done any in a while since my heat gun burned out. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"> It's a lot of fun to work with.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Thats cool you should share them! i personally have been using a toaster oven to heat mine i think i get a better more even heat that way. </span>
     
  6. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Gates1763 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Thats cool you should share them! i personally have been using a toaster oven to heat mine i think i get a better more even heat that way. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> I do heat mine in a toaster over initially, but I find the heat gun allows me a longer work time by being able to keep the kydex hot. It's also good for minor adjustments after the fact where you don't want to reheat the whole piece. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"> My camera is currently broken, but I'll see if I can find a pic or two in my photobucket album.</span>
     
  7. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Here's one. Just a couple small items. The top is a neck sheath for an Opinel #8 knife (that's an Opi garden knife in it, but it fits any #8. The lower is a pocket thing I made for a small Gerber flashlight. The lower part snaps over the light and the uper part is a kydex clip attached with black paracord. I could slip the whole thing in my pocket and the clip would hold it upright. It's uncomfy to have a flashlight turn sideways in your pocket (lol). I no longer have the light and none of my others fit it, so I just keep it as an example of some of my early work. You can also see my press. It's just two pieces of 12"x12"x.75" plywood and two pieces of foam from knifekits.com. Simple but effective. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/GSH70/HPIM0833.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    opinel, the best pocket knives ever, cheap sharp safe(i've had a lot of them)
     
  9. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I use thin kydex for my shotgun pouches. Lightweight, solid, fairly easy to shape.