DIY Kydex

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  1. Hannya

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    Nice!! I like the clip a lot.
     
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    I'm still learning a lot about kydex. Fortunately I'm not a total perfectionist. I prefer function over form so I don't mind if my stuff is a little off perfect. I prefer the organic aspect of it. Being able to custom fit is nice.

    Kydex is pretty easy, especially if you don't need to have it perfect. It's cheap and easy to work with. I'm liking the hybrid stuff and have been able to make a lot of stuff and have only spent $75 on materials so far. Give it a try, you'll be converted.

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    I sure am going to try. I do agree with function over perfection in this case. Perfection is in the ability to carry something comfortably no matter the look.
    I will probably always do leather though. My grandfather was a Shoe maker who made orthotic shoes. I've been around leather since before I could walk.
     
  4. dmak

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    Kahr PM9 Holster

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    Modified my Balisong sheath to carry carry my Leatherman Bit kit. Retention is excellent. I need to make a new one to carry the extender as well, but this will work for now.

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    Thanks to @sk33tr for the idea to reheat and shape with the extender added. Perfect fit.

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    Interesting thread, though I can´t see many of the pics -thanks Photobucket-

    I´ve made just a few kydex pieces

    I made this holder to let the PPP dangle from the belt into the pocket so that you don´t notice it´s wheight and it wont get lost if dropped.

    [​IMG]sog PPP with kydex holder and maserin croc by juan pedro almeida, en Flickr

    This prybar has quite a pointy end so I made it this sheath which also helps keeping the hex bit in its place

    [​IMG]kydex prybar tip protector-bit holder by juan pedro almeida, en Flickr

    And last-so far- but not least, I made a sheath for my Magnum pocket axe

    [​IMG]magnum pocket axe custom kydex sheath by juan pedro almeida, en Flickr
     
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    Trying to load some pics, can anyone tell me the specs necessary for pics?
     
  9. dmak

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    I've been using Imgur to host and post my photos. The EDCP gallery is a bit finicky and since I post to multiple forums it makes sense for me.
     
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    Ok, think I found a way to finally upload pics . . . These are my kydex projects.[​IMG]

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    And another[​IMG]

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    And another[​IMG]

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    Sorry, wrong one[​IMG]

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