Forming Kydex Procedure parts 1 and 2 (picture intensive) MERGED

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    Here You Go Rivets

    http://www.texasknife.com/store/s-pa...frameStore.htm

    I've done business with them before.
    See "K" for KYDEX on the above page and KYDEX Rivets are right there & only 1 click away.



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    I am trying to find sheeting locally if I can before I order mine. We will see how long that goes for.



    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Beleive it or not, I have hit every local hardware store and even a Hobby Shop. Nothing even close.

    Can you imagine the frustration of having 4 new sheets of Kydex staring you in the face and knowing that you are dead in the water until you get what it takes?

    I am getting desperate. The weekend is fast approaching and I have all these guns without holsters...

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    I'm involved in industrial plastic recycling. We have a new account coming soon that will bring in kydex scrap. The samples I have are about 9" x 23". The only problem is-it's white. I wonder if it can be painted?

    We are primarily PP/PE grinders. I'm going to move the kydex cheap.
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    Thanks QK...

    That was one of the first places I went to. For some reason, I cannot order anything there. Where it says to order I get a red "X".

    Is it just me ? Ive never had a problem ordering anything on the net before but several of the sites that have the rivets are the same way.
    What I am doing wrong ?
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    You can get all kinds of rivits at any leather supply...such as 'The Leather Factory/Tandy Leather.
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    HotGuns,
    Did you try www.knifekits.com ?
    The same rivets, screws and tools that are pictured from texknife are available there. I don't know which has the better price.
    If you google "Kydex supplier" you get several options.
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    Yes Sir I did.

    Fr some reason I cant order anything from that site...
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    Try your local tandy leather, thats where I got my stuff to modify my c-tac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    How long does the hole process take you from start to finish?

    I would also like to know how you cut the excess off of the front of the holster?
    I've never timed the process as I am usually doing several projects at once. If I had to guess, I'd say this holster took about 2-1/2 hours from start to finish.

    I cut everything on the band saw and finish with a file for fine tuning.
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    I just ordered some stuff from knifekits.com. I couldn't do it online, but placed the order over the phone.

    If you are military, they comp the shipping!

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    check for a local R & E Fasteners Inc.
    they seem to be all over the place and can get you what you need.
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    Very cool. I doubt i'll make a holster with it, but i'm definitely tempted to make a few knife sheaths, a flashlight holder, mag holder, ect..

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    This is awesome.

    Whats the word on this hurting the gun its applied to? Would it be better to use a dummy "training" gun.

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    I have never had it hurt a real gun/finish. I notice the red or blue guns , if the heat is too hot it will make the color stick to the kydex.
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