This gallery is a photo montage of leather sheathes created by Leather and Woodworker Kari Hultman. This gallery is a works in progress, the images will be uploaded, then in time captions and hopefully clarified tutorials or explanations will be added.
Thank you for your patience as we build this album.
Hultman Leather Links of Interest
The following commentary is from our friend Kari Hultman.
For the spokeshave and drawknife sheaths, I made it so the blade didn't "bottom out" in the pocket so the cutting edge does not touch leather. For all the sheaths, except the axe, I used very thin leather, like 1/16".
The axe sheath leather is a little thicker than that, maybe 3/32". I used only veg-tanned leather, but in some cases, I stained the outside. The axe sheath has only neatsfoot oil on it. Veg-tanned leather is very stiff, so in order to bend it, you have to get it wet with water first. Let it dry completely before getting it near your metal tools. I was thinking that the rivets and snaps I used had rusted some of the steel on my tools, but it was a reaction between a snap fastener and a brass knurled knob on my spokeshave. I don't know much about metal and interactions between them, but you might want to let your guys know to look into it.
Also, I included a tool rack and tray in the photos. I thought they might come in handy. Much faster to make than ones make of wood.