One Day Builds: Adam’s Custom Multi-Tool Belt Holster

One of Adam Savage’s everyday carries is his favorite multi-tool, the Leatherman Wave. But the leather sheath that comes with the tool is too slow and cumbersome for Adam’s needs, so today he makes a custom metal holster based on his own design. In the process, Adam shares several tips for metalworking and introduces a few favorite tools in the Cave’s new metal shop.

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111 thoughts on “One Day Builds: Adam’s Custom Multi-Tool Belt Holster

  1. Better solution is to buy a Blackhawk SERPA Magazine holder for a M9 Beretta, it holds it in, doesn’t get snagged and is secure enough to keep mine in for a tour in Afghanistan that was concluded with me being in a helo accident where I survived a fall from 30ft and not fall out, still have mine.

  2. To fix the other one you could dimple the sides of the holder with a blunted nail or ball bearing and a shop press or vise.

  3. I saw that brake action happening in the distance and got a good laugh when it did :p been there, done that. Same for the botched measuring.

    BTW I’m extremely jealous of finding those aluminum covers!

  4. This is the kind of shit that I love about this website! 🙂

    Question for Adam: Has he ever thought of making one of these out of something like kydex? It looks like it would be far easier to make. Not to mention a kydex sheath being easier on things that he should accidently bump/rub against.

  5. I really like the ruler. Alas, availability in the UK is yet again an issue. It also appears that since the company was absorbed into a larger one, their website is just a parking page…

  6. I’m surprised you still have all your fingers Adam! Something ironic about the meticulous use of calipers resulting in something too big, excuse to buy a larger leatherman perhaps? Ordered myself a Dremel a few days ago, good to see how well it cuts through Aluminium with the fibreglass reinforced cutting discs.

  7. This is the kind of stuff that I hoped you guys hadn’t strayed away from. Thanks for posting this up. Hopefully the safety nazi’s won’t ruin these. This is the type of content that brought me to the site. Kudos for craftsmanship!

    btw – always fun to see the awe of someone who is new to a shop environment. Good work gentleman.

  8. Yes! A one day build! Absolutely love these items, so much fun to see the creative process.

    Also nice to see you don’t get everything right the first time Adam. 😉

  9. i would add some sort of foam-rubber or cork in the sides

    A. It would save you from making a new one

    B. makes it sit snuggly and firm so the holder and leatherman doesn’t scratch eachother

  10. I love these builds! Somehow Adam and Will/Norm are able to make seemingly mundane projects like this fascinating and informing, even if I have no particular interest in the subjects outside of creating something.

  11. I do want to say that the bit with the handheld reciprocating saw is the first time I’ve been seriously afraid that Adam would get hurt on one of these builds. The self-proclaimed safety-officers on Youtube are going to go absolutely bonkers when they see it. Also, not a single pair of safety glasses to be seen, come on dudes… I get that you are wanting to work fast and that Adam knows the tools he is using and how they behave, but there is no excuse to not put some safety glasses on.

    Also, Will’s face as he gradually discovers the features of the dremel, priceless.

  12. Of all the fantastically diverse videos on Tested, I think I love the one day builds the most. I always learn so much.

  13. Wait right there! Is Adam making the original Robocop armor? Those are Robocop’s hands at around the 15 min mark, right??

  14. Most every one I know who uses glasses will not use saftey glasses until they get to high speed open wheel cutting tools (dremel etc) you really either have to go full face shield or find the goggles that magically fit over your glasses correctly which never seems to work.

    But yes I agree, safety glasses should have also been used on that reciprocating saw as well

  15. I’m with – I’d’ve tried to save the first one by putting in some side-shims – leather, perhaps, to go with the ‘leatherman’ theme ? Also, if I were making more than one of them, I think I’d’ve cut or milled a hollow in a piece of wood the size/depth of the beltloop and then pounded it down into the hollow – that way it’s supported on all sides, and can’t be pounded too wide.

    I also noticed the lack of safety glasses, but figured they were banking on their normal eyeglasses to be protective, which seems reasonable (They did do face shields for the dremel part).

  16. I think the purpose of it being metal-on-metal without any kind of foam or buffering material is so that it’s a relatively low friction slide action. Even a Teflon coating on the inner surface would get scratched away over time. Foam or cork would prevent the smooth, quick, one-finger sliding action that Adam was needing from the holder, as it would grip the tool too much.

    And being a working tool, minor scratching on the tool and holder aren’t going to be an issue because it’s solely a utility item and not a cosmetic piece. If this were a cell phone on the other hand (or some other expensive thing that the wearer would want to keep nice), then there would definitely be a need for some kind of protective coating.

  17. A couple of things that came to mind while watching, both tool related.

    • I have a similar ruler with the metal edge. It’s from the 80s and still looks like new. It’s truly great for all sorts of things. I also have a ruler without the metal edge, but with a rubber strip running underneath it. It’s great because it doesn’t require much force to keep in place when drawing a long line. What I’d really love is a ruler that combines these great features. Has anyone here found one?
    • I’ve been using those Dremel SpeedClick discs ever since they came to market a few years back. They’re absolutely awesome compared to the old fashioned abrasive discs. I just hope they’ll someday be able to miniaturize the Speed Click mechanism so we could have smaller discs as well. Since those break more easily, it’d make sense to be able so swap them out faster.

    Ps. Guys, really as others have said. You’re never in such a hurry you can’t wear proper safety glasses. A small bit of metal can easily get past regular glasses and can ruin your day/week/month…

  18. *A

    Of all the fantastically diverse videos on Tested, I think I love the one day builds the most. I always learn so much.

    I totally have to agree. The one day builds, always show me new ways to create awesome things. I especially learned a lot about box making, when Adam made a Gun Case for his Blade Runner pistol.

  19. I love my Wave! Though I hardly ever use it, I think its just a really neat tool. I did use it to undo the front brake pad on my bike so I could take the wheel off recently though. I also used the file recently to smooth out some slots I had drilled in clear acrylic. I guess I use it more than I thought!

  20. Adam can afford to get some safety glasses with precription, and if I was Will, Norm and Joey, I’d expense a pair. It’s a worthwhile investment to say the least. Or grab the face-shield and stand back. I’ve had enough close calls, and my job is so heavily reliant on my eyesight, to where I no longer take that risk.

    Normally, I don’t lecture people on safety, but proper eye protection is so easy.

  21. I’ve never found a pair that fits me right. I have really long eyelashes, I’ve never ever found a pair of true saftey glasses (ones that are tight against your face) that don’t end up stabbing my eyes with my own lashes. I think I might try and find some this year and use my VSP benifits on them

  22. Awesome to see that front part of the shop re-purposed into a metalworking area!

    RE: Scribing With Calipers

    I own two sets of calipers. One really nice old Dial Mitutoyo used when I’m working on the mill, lathe, or when super precise measurements are needed. The second is an $11 Amazon craptacular digital caliper that I use for laying out tabs and whatnot exactly as Adam describes. I scribe with the Amazon calipers because I don’t care about ruining the points and the time I have saved is insane.

    Will. Norm. If you need any machine shop/welding content, let me know. Still coming along on the Rally Car build!

  23. Great video, although I must admit I was a bit scared when I saw Adam flip the air-powered jig (?) saw in his hand.

  24. I was thinking the same thing – as an engineering technologist myself, the easiest piece of safety equipment you can put on are your glasses. If Adam and Will are wearing glasses with Safety Lenses then I would say it’s ok, but where is the protection on the sides of the glasses? You can even buy cheap attachments for those!

    As far as I’m concerned, no matter who you are, what level of experience, or what you know you should ALWAYS wear safety glasses in my shop or you’re out. Period.

    My biggest fear isn’t the people who are new to this who don’t put these on, but the adults who have knowledge about these projects and actively decided to not wear eye protection.

  25. I was terrified watching that, I could just picture myself doing the same thing thinking “I know I shouldn’t do it like this but it’ll be a quick c…OH FUCK…Do we have gauze?”

  26. Wait right there! Is Adam making the original Robocop armor? Those are Robocop’s hands at around the 15 min mark, right??

    That’s what it looks like! 😉

  27. I was terrified watching that, I could just picture myself doing the same thing thinking “I know I shouldn’t do it like this but it’ll be a quick c…OH FUCK…Do we have gauze?”

    It’s ok! Adam once found a hundred rolls of gauze in a dumpster once! He’s been using it ever since!

  28. Cool build!

    If I remember right, Adam talked about a RoboCop armour build in a Still untitled a while ago, specifically if you could make the gub fit into your leg.

  29. If I remember right, Adam talked about a RoboCop armour build in a Still untitled a while ago, specifically if you could make the gun fit into your leg.

  30. My biggest fear isn’t the people who are new to this who don’t put these on, but the adults who have knowledge about these projects and actively decided to not wear eye protection.

    Hmm, interesting – my take on it is basically the opposite. People who don’t know any better are cause for concern, but being injured because one deliberately CHOSE not to employ PPE is kind of a victimless crime.

  31. A small bit of metal can easily get past regular glasses and can ruin your day/week/month…

    … even 30 years later, when you need an MRI and they can’t do it until somebody goes in and picks the little metal bits you didn’t know were still floating around in there out of your eye socket. Assuming you remembered the incident and mentioned it on the screening questionnaire, so that they X-rayed your head first. If not, you’ll find out when the magnet yanks them out through your eyeball.

  32. Better solution is to buy a Blackhawk SERPA Magazine holder for a M9 Beretta, it holds it in, doesn’t get snagged and is secure enough to keep mine in for a tour in Afghanistan that was concluded with me being in a helo accident where I survived a fall from 30ft and not fall out, still have mine.

    I don’t think “better solution is to buy” really fits in with the maker ethic, but I do want to congratulate you on surviving Afghanistan, particularly the 30-foot fall.

  33. I don’t remember that bit, specifically, but I’m guessing it’s got “something” (everything) to do with what he was talking about in the latest episode. Where he talks about polishing metal, etc.

  34. Cool build!

    If I remember right, Adam talked about a RoboCop armour build in a Still untitled a while ago, specifically if you could make the gub fit into your leg.

    Gub? Have you ever robbed banks with Woody Allen? 🙂

  35. I love the fact that Adam made this out of aluminum. I made something similar out of of a resin casting. I could not find anything to fit a Highlander cosplay I needed to hold a katana in a trenchcoat so I made a very similar device that the katana pops out from with a quarter twist.

    I will echo others here though… jealous of that aluminum find. I do love these videos just wish Adam had more time to do them. Id welcome Norm or Will doing some solo one day builds as well.

  36. Adam is right; you never should cut towards your fingers. Unfortunately there are times when that is a necessary risk you must take. I’ve got many scars on my hands and arms to testify to that but I have all of my digits intact.

  37. Hahaha! This video really awesome! When something go wrong, its great fun. I love tested for this reason.thanks for fun Adam!

  38. The more comfortable people get the more lax their safety is.

    I almost lost an eye while I was sans-safety glasses and working over my head on the top of a ladder. I was casually wiring up a new can light in a tall ceiling and a piece of metal (clearly trimmed during someone’s duct installation) fell off a rafter and bounced off my eyelid. Cut, blood everywhere. Was almost a Wyle E. Coyote moment since I jumped a bit and almost knocked over the ladder too.

    Of course, the Uvex were in my tool pouch on my belt.

  39. Here’s an idea:

    Live Stream Pay-per-view Savage Vs. Diresta One Day Build-off

    Anyone else willing to throw money at this?

    Also had to mention that while I’ve been a Dremel fan for almost 30 years (got my first when I was 16) I picked up a cordless one about a year ago and it is 10X more handy/useful.

  40. I agree with you both. My thinking is that when someone doing it for years and years begins to NOT use PPE, then it’s an even bigger issue. The more relaxed someone becomes with environments like this, the worse off.

    You can get prescription safety glasses, and then you can get removable side guards to protect the extreme edges of your vision for your prescription safety glasses – I’ve seen those for years. I can’t tell you how many times I see people with regular glasses using power tools that I have to remind to get goggles.

  41. Did anyone else get excited when Adam started taking off his belt and said, “Actually, you should watch it go in…my belt.”

  42. Adam “Dumpster Diver” Savage building something out of nothing once again! Please do more of these videos, Guys..

  43. Can anyone suggest a website that offers a similar approachable content? I enjoy this type of content quite a bit and looking to find something similar hopefully.

    The liability is going to get raised so high they won’t be able to produce these builds soon. Next the “safety” folks are going to complain about him not wearing gloves or safety glasses while painting or not wearing high visibility jackets during Untitled since they are in a shop.

    I get it – safety is highly important – what many fail to realize is firstly accidents happen and second most safety rules are not to protect you but rather a company or business from lawsuits.

  44. Damn continuity error…Will wore the same T-shirt but Adam changed from a black long sleeve T to a short sleeve T.

  45. This just reminds me how I suck for not owning a leatherman when I actually really need one!

  46. Hi, awesome video once again.

    I just wanted to mention what I have heard for safety. I have heard that those metal cutting discs can fail catastrophically when cutting aluminium because they heat up and cause them to fail. My friend said he has had many friends seriously injured when they exploded from cutting aluminium.

    I’m not sure if they are the same ones Adam used, but the ones I am talking about are the ones that go on angle grinders. I thought I’d just mention it.

  47. i love those videos!

    and i really really admire how you guys can stay so cool about the inevitable tsunami of shop safety nazis. nothing against using common good practise in general (i.e. not at every waking moment, but in an overall realistic manner), but i just have to start thinking about the kind of stuff those people will post and i get angry.

    what they remember from, i don’t know, probably some high school shop class are rules designed to go in the head of the world’s dumbest 12 year old, and are made to be easily enforcable with large groups, so that for god’s sake, no parent will sue the school. the practise a proficient worker can employ might fly in the face of those rules and still leave the guy safer than any shop class attendant. when norm posted that video of a japanese bowyer some time ago, there were guys going “OMG i thought his hand is a goner!” “he won’t keep his fingers long, working like that” with complete disregard that this guy probably has a damn good idea what he is doing, while they can’t even assess the scope of the more or less arbitrary rules they recite. GAH!

    see what i mean about angry? i’m going to get a big cup of tea.

  48. Its called a Body saw, its really not as aggressive as a Recip saw is, they act more like an abrasive type saw. Its very safe as far as saws go, I let my 13 yo nephew use mine with some basic safety guidelines but would never let him use a belt sander or jig saw.

  49. The part where adam was sawing towards his finger was absolutely terrifying…

    I assume that it was not actually that dangerous but looked that way due to the camera angle.

    But still, even with that in mind, i was terrified.

    I was cringing the whole time that he was cutting out those slots just inches from his fingers!

  50. Back when working in a machine shop, I’ve had a lot of the thicker cutting discs fail when cutting aluminum. Just something you’ve got to be aware of, I usually wore long sleeves and a face-shield, keeping my head at a right angle to the disc. If it split or cracked and went towards me, I’d done my due diligence to avoid injury. Not a lot of mass, so if they hit my work-clothes, they would cause any damage. The shield got a couple of scratches over the years, though.

    I hasten to add that even the guys who had been doing this type of work for 30 years would pull down their face-shield when cutting with a disc like that, and being sure to keep their hands very steady (we were cutting 10mm alu sheeting, not notebook covers and it doesn’t take much sideways tension during a cut or slotting before they “explode”).

    I might be less freaked out if I’d worked with the saw a bit, never used a compressed air powered saw before. I grew up using power tools, and I’ve got the scars on my hands to prove it. They were all lessons powerful enough that I can name the tool and project for each scar. :p

    As for my previous commentary, I’m also againt the safety Nazis who yell and scream in the youtube comments (man was that flashlight customization painful to read). But eye safety is so straight forward and easy, that not doing it just lazy, and I know the guys are better than that. Please, just get some safety glasses next time, it’ll make it a lot more comfortable to watch and everyone can enjoy the “this is how easy it is to make something functional and customized” videos we love. Because what you guys are doing is important in a world where off-the-shelf is the norm.

  51. I am going to be honest, I didn’t read through all 67 comments, so I am sure my suggestions here will have been covered by someone else. I have a bit of experience with metal working from working at a hot rod/custom car shop for a while.

    To solve the concern about ripping the metal while making the belt loop, drilling or punching small holes at the 4 corners will almost completely fix that problem and remove that concern. In fact, when teaching to repair a cracked pipe, step one is to either drill a hole at either end of the crack, to prevent the rupture from opening further, or to punch an asterisk at the end of each crack with a cold chisel. So, drilling holes will fix that.

    To make the belt loop, and to keep the work material supported across the entire surface, Adam should purchase (or make) a lead shot bag. The shot displaces itself when working the metal, but still supports it the whole way through.

    And, Adam said it himself, that was rather unwise to use the air saw while holding the material in hand. From experience, those saws can catch and then immediately turn the work material into a weapon of sorts. It’s probably less likely while working with a soft metal like aluminum, but you would be unwise to attempt such a thing with steel.

    Other than that, a real great project. Adam should have explained more about his break. That’s actually a “finger break”, which will allow you to bend 4 of the 5 bends to make a perfect cube out of metal by removing/adding the “fingers” of the break. You can actually make all 5 bends, but one of them will have to be not quite 90 degrees and will then need to be manually bent the rest of the way to make the complete box.

  52. This is the truth. You need to use metal cutting/grinding discs specifically for non-ferrous metals. That’s what they say on the discs. If you use a ferrous metal disc while cutting/griding non-ferrous metals, you risk the chance of the metal actually caking up the abrasive material and causing them to literally explode.

    As a side note, those thin cutting discs are rather dangerous. I saw one explode because a guy was trying to cut a curve too aggressively with one and it explode and shot to every corner of a 6 car garage and still stick itself into drywall. I’ve always been a little more cautious when using them since I saw that happen.

  53. Thanks heaps guys for confirming this, as I mentioned I’m not an expert but I always take most things (especially when safety is concerned) and remember it and share whenever possible. My father who is an old school boiler maker back in the day, thought they were the best thing invented and used them for everything until I told him about them exploding. I recently saw a picture of guy (maybe to graphic for this site) with half a cutting disc embedded in his face.

    Thanks again for confirming it. I’m glad I was spreading an old wives tale.

  54. When I was working my way through as an apprentice in a custom machine building shop I learned the hard way why we had a bench grinder marked alum and one marked steel. They explode when you mix them, I would have never thought it but they will blow up. I worked there for several years and learned to use weird tools to me at the time like Mag-Drills and plasma cutters and sheet metal knock out tools to enlarge pass throughs. some of the projects actually were used by nasa and some went to places like delphi, corning, Transitions Eyewear (Designed a way to move lenses through their entire factory without being touched by human hands, until QC) Even did a project for Remington to align bulk shotshell hulls before they were fed in to the machine that loads them. was the best learning job for me.

    Going back to my first comment: There are cheap alternatives for some items (magazine holder for M9) I said that because of my experience and I was told that my first day on the job, dont waste build time making a hinge when you can buy one, meaning save time for the big projects or more fun ones by picking your builds. The SERPA one is carbon fiber and is easy and not everyone has a box brake to make one, nor would I buy one just for this.

  55. I’ve been wondering what that clamp was since I saw it on one of Adam’s Knoll tweets! Very cool holster, simpler is better in a lot of ways.

  56. Excellent vid… Thsi brought me back to building model ailerons in my shop class in high school. And also nice job on getting picked up on Lifehacker today too.

  57. I’m loving the new metal shop. Although it appears your welding table could use a little more weight and regidity.

  58. Good job guys, keep ’em coming (and please be safe). P.S. I love seeing all the weird and wonderful tools appear.

  59. Hey guys, cool build. I work at a metal shop. Did you know that you can get special marking calipers? These have a hardend steel insert that stays sharp

    I was actually wondering about this. i didn’t know you couldn’t use calipers like that (i’ve seen them used like that in wood working videos but i guess wood is a lot gentler than metal) so it was surprising to me that he didn’t have a pair either expressly to ruin for that purpose or one that’s made to do exactly that.

    for the metal shaping for the belt loop i think if he ever wants to do that again he should take a chisel he doesn’t mind ruining and round off the edge to a radius so that he’s pushing metal with a wider and softer area instead of a sharp edge which is bound to leave some burrs on the edge or at least just result in a very rough looking area. it’s like using a center punch to do the work of a ball-peen hammer.

    also i wonder what Adam’s opinion is on Leatherman vs Gerber. Chris Boden from the Geek Group uses a Gerber for everything.

  60. S

    *A

    Of all the fantastically diverse videos on Tested, I think I love the one day builds the most. I always learn so much.

    I totally have to agree. The one day builds, always show me new ways to create awesome things. I especially learned a lot about box making, when Adam made a Gun Case for his Blade Runner pistol.

    As always, learned so much! Thanks Tested and Adam.

  61. If Adam kept the one he messed up on, maybe Tested could give it away in a giveaway or something. I know it is just a messed up project but i think it would would be cool to own something Adam has built with his hands.

    It was just a thought. I love these one day builds. I was watching in my shop while building myself.

  62. I really enjoyed this build, I actually have a Leatherman® Wave; it really is the best multi-tool for me. I’m working on a 3D sheet metal layout for this holder, I don’t have the tools to break sheet metal, but I have a Makerbot! I would like to see if a PLA holder will work as well.

  63. Normal eye glasses is not enough protection for grinding. I ended up in hospital because a spark shot past them an into my eye. Luckily I did not loose my eye, but had to sit and watch as they removed the splinter and was booked off for a week with a eye patch. It’s a face shield for me.
    Great build. Keep them coming!

  64. If you’re into multitools but don’t want another holder on your belt, consider the Leatherman Skeletool CX. The pocket clip is ideal for EDC.

  65. Adam, I am an aircraft mechanic and I know that frustration all too well. I have some lesser known data for you that will make all the difference for this and its free.

    Link: FAA

    Its from the FAA its the AC43.13 in the sheet metal section it includes the math to use for laying out multiple bend projects and get them accurate. I had to make a simple 4 bend project as part of my training and my instructor deducted 1% for every tenthousandth off each measurement after bending.

    Great data,

    Free to all for use.

    Cheers,

    Erg

  66. When they are at the bandsaw, you can see what appears to be Iron Man gloves. Have those been covered in a video before?

  67. great video. thank you.

    Some data that can help:

    Aircraft mechanics have to build complex metallic structures to very tight tolerances.

    Here is a link to the primary data and math that we use to do so: AC 43.13 C1B chapter 4

    The whole text found here has a massive amount of data for a wide range of crafting, all for free found here

    That will allow you to mark your bend and sight lines accurately and create that holster exactly how you would like it.

    Hope that helps,

    Erg

  68. First up,
    I love the site and the topics it talks about. Keep up the good work! Every
    time I see Adam’s ManCave I wish I had a workshop like that, however I have to
    make do with a bike-shed (I live in Holland) I recently discovered the Forums
    and I thought I would share some of my idea’s here.

    I have
    been thinking about the holster Adam made, since the video came out. I really
    like the idea and I would like to make one myself for my multi-tool, However I
    am thinking of making some improvements.

    He said
    he was comfortable with the multi-tool being held in by the slight conical
    shape of the holster. I guess it would be held in quite nicely, still I think I
    would check my holster frequently to see if it was still there. So a locking
    mechanism would be something I would add.

    Let me know what you think, or if you have more ideas on the holster

  69. Great design . I like the way it works off the belt spring. I’m wondering about the need for the side wings, won’t they hook on things? If you made the top lock round instead of ending in a hook it it will not need the side wings, but it will cause the side of the Leatherman to ware down. Post images of your build.

  70. Yes maybe I should simplify my design somewhat, I was thinking of the ergonomics of the retrieval. Something like this:

    I might drill in the holes afterwards, because I know bending that close next to holes is quite difficult.

  71. Sorry for the belated reaction, I have a Leatherman Mini-tool. So actually I don’t really need a holster. I can carry it in the tiny pocket of my jeans. I do want a bigger Leaterman, probably a wave. I might make one for my mini-tool. I will post pictures when I start.

  72.   : what material did you use? How did you shape it? How does it not fall through? Is there a loop on the back for a belt?

  73. it is made out of kydex which is heat formed sheath making material and i have teclock clips that match up to the rivets. Kydex has some flex to it so it holds on to the thing with friction

    http://www.amazon.com/Tek-Lok-Bladetech-Blade-Tech-with-Hardware/dp/B005KN6DIA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412566480&sr=8-1&keywords=teclock

    http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Tech-Molle-Lok-Small-Black-Hardware/dp/B00B9GE0CS/ref=pd_sim_sg_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=11WNBR02K1ZPFGVFWEKR

    http://www.amazon.com/KYDEX-Sheet-0-060-Thick-Calcutta/dp/B009YLIOV8/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0PCZ8K8RMM7Z29N11QSZ

    and the hole are 3/8 of a inch for the rivets or at least they should be

  74. I cringed as Adam used to bladed chisel to form the loop, while talking about how he doesn’t want to work harden it or cut it. Don’t use a chisel for that adam! Make a bumping block out of wood!

  75. Bumping blocks are a small pieces of wood, angled and rounded at one end and flat at the other. It’s used to shape metal without damaging it. If you use a chisel for something like what Adam was doing you can end up cutting the metal (or weakening it to where it cracks) when all you want to do is shape it.

  76. Hey this is such a cool video, i love the whole video, but it’s really cool that you have the lay out fluid, (my grandfather has a machine shop, and he uses the stuff a l the time). and i think this is so and i am thinking about making one but for a Leatherman OHT. Thanks for the video and i would love to see more videos dealing with metal and your work station for it.

  77. Someone must be very proud of this, it is the only video that constantly pops up in the first page of videos.

    This should be buried at least 4-6 pages deep.

  78. So finally got my own wave and I also got around to making an Adam inspired holster. After thinking about it I was convinced that my design was over complicated and that the friction of the holster was definately enough to keep the multi tool in. I built mine from a sheet of stainless steel. And because I don’t own a metal break I had to use hammer to create the bends. This (of course) shows.

    It does not look as good as Adam’s and I to got it to big the first time (like adam). However it is functional.

  79. I think you guys have a bug here. This video has been popping up on the first page consistently for at least a year. It should be buried many pages in.

  80. Why is this video constantly featured towards the top of the recent videos list?

    I’m not saying it’s not interesting or anything, it’s just that at a year old, it’s hardly recent

  81. I love your one day builds! I realize this is a long shot, but I wondered if you might help me with a prop for my first film? It’s a cine-musical about a brewer who saves his town, and I’ve imagined a special electric guitar effects pedal to give the finale a huge sound. My awesome brother drew this.

    I would Idealize the effects in the pedal be unknown to anyone but you 😀

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