Mike Wise

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About Mike Wise

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  • Birthday 02/14/1963

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  • Interests
    The outdoors generally, good craftsmanship, Fly fishing.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Mostly knife sheaths, rod tubes
  • Interested in learning about
    All sorts, I'm self taught and need all the help I can get.
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    Looking for leather dressing on Google
  1. Thanks Gary, yes, the sheath is made of three layers of leather, the inner one having a blade shaped cutout forming the welt. All the best, Mike
  2. Thank you B M, appreciate the comments. I used a slot punch, but had to shift it a couple of times to get the length. The knife is from Dennis Kappetijn in Tshwane, South Africa. www.kappetijnknives.com is his website. Cheers, Mike.
  3. Good morning all. I don't often post, but thought I'd share this latest project. I recently purchased a knife that came with a rather 'commercial' looking sheath, and to my eye didn't compliment the blade. Deciding to make a new one, I made a few mistakes, or bad choices anyway, but am fairly happy with the result. My stitching needs work, I should have used a heavier leather, and I battled with burnishing the belt slots. One of my stitching lines is not where I originally planned it. Natural veg tan leather, finished with a combination of Carnauba wax, beeswax, neatsfoot oil and turpentine. I'll put up a few pictures, from a cellphone I'm afraid, and look forward to any comments and criticisms. Thanks for having a look, All the best, Mike
  4. Just a little tip, for mitre joins, and especially on straight cuts, a picture frame mat cutter is very useful. It helps to keep your 45 degree angle constant. I hope this helps. All the best, Mike.
  5. Sunny South Africa.
  6. Hi there, I'm a hobby leatherworker with a lot to learn, but love the material.I live in Weltevreden Park, Gauteng, South Africa.I've found Leatherworker.net to be very interesting and informative. Thanks all.