I finished making a knife sheath tonight.

Leather knife sheath

Leather knife sheath


I was working on writing answers to the Leather Craft – Advanced honor for my Wikibook project, and one of the requirements can be met by making a knife sheath. I didn’t really have a knife that needed a sheath though. Steak knives? No. Pocket knives? No. Utility knives? Nope. I asked my friend Warran (a Pathfinder staff member) if he had a hunting knife that could use a new sheath, and he allowed that he might. So he brought it to me Sunday, and I made this sheath. That was the last thing I needed to do to finish the answers to that honor.

I have still not earned that honor though, as it also requires that six items be made, and in my entire life, I can think of five things I’ve made. Maybe I’ll knock it out soon though, who knows.

This morning Va needed to get up at 5:30 so she could get to school early so they could leave for Boston and visit the New England Aquarium. What I didn’t fully appreciate when she told me that was that she was also expecting that I would set the alarm. Instead we woke up at 6:30, and there was plenty of rushing around after that. Va and Beth ate breakfast in transit. She was not expecting to enjoy the aquarium, and she pretty much got what she expected. The kids enjoyed it though, so I don’t think she’s sorry she went. Her cell phone battery died sometime during the day too, so she couldn’t call me to let me know when she’d be home.

I scored some cardboard from work for our cardboard boat. Manufacturing has some huge brand-new, never-been-used boxes, that they expect they will never use. Cardboard boat-building seemed like the best fate, so I got three of them. They said I could have more if I needed them, and I expect I will. I dropped them off at church before I went home.

When I got home David told me that Jonathan had come down with a serious case of the pukes. I feel bad for him, but what can I do? I’m just glad he doesn’t whine and cry when he gets sick (he never did, even as a baby).

I guess that’s about all that’s worth writing about tonight, and then some!

Over the past couple of nights I’ve been making a sheath for a hatchet. It’s not that I thought I particularly needed a sheath, but rather, I’ve been working on the Leather Craft – Advanced honor in the Wikibook. One of the requirements is to make a hatchet, knife, or ax sheath. Hatchet and axe are similar enough that I decided the instructions for one would cover both.

As I made the sheath, I took pictures of every step. That should make my instructions easier to understand, but it’s taking an eternity to upload all those photos. And uploading seems to eat all our bandwidth too, slowing everything else to a crawl. Oh well. I’d upload a photo of the finished product, but… I’m still uploading images of the UNfinished product right now. If you’re that interested, check out the link above.