Learn how to make a kydex knife sheath at home AND everything else you need to know to get started with forming kydex!
Watch this sample lesson where I open the kydex press and show a freshly pressed knife sheath!
What can you expect to learn?
Learn how to make a kydex knife sheath at home - layout, blocking, taping, heating, forming, cutting, sanding, harware, and more!
Learn the basics of forming kydex - whether as a hobby or a side business!
Learn how to choose the right foam for your press & how to make your own DIY kydex press.
Learn what tools you need to get started in kydex.
Learn how to safely and properly heat and form kydex (and the Floppy Test).
Learn how to choose kydex, where to buy it, and what hardware to use.
Learn the intricacies of knife sheath layout, design, and RETENTION!
Who is this course for?
Whether you're wanting to build kydex sheaths for your own knives and tools at home or whether you're wanting to start a side business doing it for other people, this course is for you! Learn the nuances of DIY Kydex by someone who's been doing it for years - as a hobby and as a business! From supply sources and tools to insider tips & tricks, you'll be making your own kydex sheaths in no time!
Make Your Own Kydex Press
DIY AT-HOME KYDEX PRESS
Meet Your Instructor
Owner, Crow Creek Outdoor Skills
Dennis Grisamore is the owner of Crow Creek Outdoor Skills. He is a outdoor skills instructor, hiking guide, camping guide, and gear fabricator. He also manufactures custom kydex products from his shop nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Dennis is also a former USMC Sergeant, Vietnam Combat Veteran and Air Crew Survival Equipment Instructor, Inspector, & Technician.
WELCOME & SAFETY
- Terms & Conditions, Disclaimers, and Waiver of Liability
- Workspace Safety Tips & Personal Hazards
MATERIALS, TOOLS, & PRESSES
- Materials List
- Tools List
- DO-IT-YOURSELF Kydex Presses
INITIAL LAYOUT & CUTTING
- Knife Sheath Layout
- BONUS VIDEO: What makes a good neck knife?
PREPARING THE KNIFE
- Rentention Area & Checking for Sharp Edges
- Knife Sheath Blocking
- Taping Concept
- BONUS VIDEO: Taco Knife Sheath
- Select & Size Foam
- DIY Kydex Press Setup
HEATING & FORMING
- FLOPPY TEST
- FLOPPY TEST DEMO
- OPENING PRESS
- FINISH LAYOUT
- CUT OUT
- Cleaning & Adding Hardware
- BONUS VIDEO: How to damage a pistol
- Resource Links for Further Learning