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About fiftycrushplan

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    Louisville, KY
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    Sports, collecting and firing firearms, blade smithing, leather work, gym, outdoors, medically retired Army Sergeant, Kentucky Wildcats Fan!!!

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  1. 1st time tooling (Viking Serpent)

    Here is what I did with the original. Turned it onto a sheath.
  2. 1st time tooling (Viking Serpent)

    Thanks everyone! I have been meaning to get some tan kote for a while now. If I am not mistaken will tan kote smooth out the fleshy side of leather as well? Or is that edge coat? Thanks all for the compliments. It does feel pretty cool to say I have gone from mere sheath maker to tooling apprentice LOL.
  3. 1st time tooling (Viking Serpent)

    I ordered the fiebings antique dye but I also got the eco flo and I used the eco flo on this one. I thought it looked better when I was testing it out. I used 50/50 resolene to water for finish as all I have is resolene and aussie conditioner.
  4. 1st time tooling (Viking Serpent)

    Here is an update I re-done the piece with your alls advice and used antique gel. I like this one much better.
  5. Making a belt

    I want to make a belt for the first time. What dye is best for this and what type of finish do you guys apply afterwards? Thanks.
  6. 1st time tooling (Viking Serpent)

    Wow, Thanks guys! Figure beveler? I will pick one up. I am going to get some antique gel stain as well. After gel stain is it best to do a 50/50 water resolene seal or should I do something different? Thanks again guys.
  7. Can anyone recommend a good antique stain for tooling? I wanna die the background s brown but have the antique look for the tooling.
  8. 1st time tooling (Viking Serpent)

    It is a pece of art. I just watched a youtube video and I should of used antique stain for the tooling part. Do you recommend any?
  9. 1st time tooling (Viking Serpent)

    Hey guys this is my first attempt at tooling I think if I perfected the beveling around the image it would really make the image pop out any tips would be great thanks!
  10. Aussie Leather Conditioner

    Hello all! I just purchased some Aussie Leather Conditioner from tandy. How do you guys use the conditioner? I plan on using fiebings pro dye then applying a light coat of the Aussie after it dries. I was previously using 50/50 water/ resolene. Can anyone give me some input on how they used Aussie? Thank you very much.
  11. Progress between sheaths

    I died it and finished it with a 50/50 water resolene finish.
  12. Progress between sheaths

    Here are a few more pictures of the progress. Thanks guys!
  13. Progress between sheaths

    Thank you gents. I learned a lot since that first one.
  14. Hey guys just wanna see if I can get some feedback from the progression between the 2 sheaths. The first knife I made is a hunting/skinner made from 1095 steel grinded at a 22 degree angle with a rockwell hardness of around 58. The second knife is a bushcraft knife also made from 1095 steel ground at a 25 degree angle and also has a rockwell hardness around 58.
  15. Knife sheath

    I will post my next sheath I make for my Chopper I bought a few more tools that should help me make things look nicer LOL