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Old May 10th, 2013, 05:00 PM #1
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DIY Kydex Holster

First attempt at making at kydex OWB holster turned out ok. Let me know what you think?
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looks great!
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looks great!
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how do you mold it? do you have to heat it?
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Pretty damn sweet...the bracelet and hat I mean. Seriously, thanks for sharing. Nice work.
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how do you mold it? do you have to heat it?
It's 0.80 Kydex that I heated up in the oven slowly starting out at 220, then in increments upto 340-350 which is optimum temp for working with kydex. I then used some foam padding, boards, and clamps in book press style to mold it onto the gun.

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Looks good! Howd u dress the edges? Power buffer, sand paper + acetone...something else? What kind of press setup did you use? Gun case foam, 2 boards and a couple c-clamps or something else? Toaster oven and laser-thermometer for slow controlled heating? What did your jig look like for the bends? 1x2 screwed to edge of work bench with a spacer?
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Pretty damn sweet...the bracelet and hat I mean. Seriously, thanks for sharing. Nice work.
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If you're willing to make it for others, let me know how much you would charge. Great work.
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Looks good! Howd u dress the edges? Power buffer, sand paper + acetone...something else? What kind of press setup did you use? Gun case foam, 2 boards and a couple c-clamps or something else? Toaster oven and laser-thermometer for slow controlled heating? What did your jig look like for the bends? 1x2 screwed to edge of work bench with a spacer?

Sounds like you've tried it before yourself.... The sanding and buffing technique i'm still working on. My edges are ok but I'd like them to be a little more polished. I started off wet sanding then a combo of fine grit sanding and polishing with the buffing wheel. I used a neoprene type foam with two wood boards and c-clamps in book press style. Cooked the kydex in the oven (well see my last post). For the bending I just rigged two of my smaller c-clamps and some 1x2 (not ideal) but I'm going to work on making a jig for that and the holster loops.
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