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Old 01-01-2007, 11:28 PM
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Sealer?

I just dyed my newest sheath- for a mag light LED AA flashlight. I hate the nylon ones! I used USMC black Fiebrings dye from Tandy. Just realized I don't have a sealer though. Can I just use beeswax? Neatsfoot oil? Renaissance Wax? I don't want black dye on my dockers. Thanks for any help. I am still trying to figure out the basics of laying out for a folder, mag pouch etc. Got to get a book one of these days. Dan

PS- I will post pics if you promise not to laugh at my horrible attempts. Just saw Dave Kelly's folder sheath and was drooling.


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Old 01-04-2007, 06:38 AM
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At this point I'd recommend a light coat of neatsfoot oil and when that levels buff the entire sheath with a soft cloth Several Times. You will have to actually wear the excess dye off with the cloth or it WILL be on your dockers.

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Old 01-04-2007, 08:46 AM
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Thanks sheathmaker! I am actually quite proud of my sheath for the mag light. I did mess up the stitching a little but not that bad. Chucks DVD helped alot. Now I think that I need to find a book or videa on doing small stuff like folder sheaths, magazine pouches etc. Plus I have to go back, watch the Chuck DVD again and take notes.

BTW- Dave Kelly..... you rock Your folder sheaths make me drool! They look awesome. Dan


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Just a quick added note on how I do things. Others have different methods. I do any tooling necessary and then when dry I apply neatsfoot oil, then if dye is called for I do that immediately and the neatsfoot oil carries the dye in to the fibers as it levels out, Then buff vigoroulsly and apply Feibing's TanKote or similar product. When all that dries up you have a pretty stable situation with minimal transfer of dye to clothing if any.

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Old 01-07-2007, 10:09 AM
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Thanks!

Here is the sheath for the mag lite. BTW- I really like the LED mag lite. It seems to shine out much further than any other LED that I have ever used. I think that I am going to have to get some Neat Lac from Tandy's. The reason I will go with Tandy is the fact that there is a store within 30 minutes of where I live. Plus I have to get some more thread soon. Any recommendations for a handstitcher that would be offered by Tandy? Waxed linen, etc? Thanks Daniel





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