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Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by odiesplace97301, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    Is there a local source for kydex here in Oregon? I want to try my hand at making my own kydex holsters. The whole on line ordering is a pain. Any help would be great.
    Thanks
     
  2. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    i did it off ebay and got in 3 days after i put in the order i gave up looking for places that sell it
     
  3. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I looked at a couple sign stores that sell plastic sheeting, and they had no idea what Kydex even was. One of the stores said they could order it, after looking in a catalog, but it was incredibly expensive, like $24 for each 12" x 12" sheet.
     
  4. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I looked at a couple sign stores that sell plastic sheeting, and they had no idea what Kydex even was. One of the stores said they could order it, after looking in a catalog, but it was incredibly expensive, like $24 for each 12" x 12" sheet.

    Oh and if you want to get some dirty looks and comments, ask about Kydex at your friendly neighborhood LEATHER supply store.:bluelaugh:
     
  5. MDunham

    MDunham Portland Oregon New Member

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    You might try laird plastics down in the SE industrial area, kind of by alaskan brass and copper. I don't know what the minimum order is for new stock, but they also have an offcut bin in the sales area with various maerials; some might suit your prototyping, even if it isn't kydex per se.
     
  6. C&H

    C&H SW Portland Member

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    Now I'm interested...

    A quick google revealed these folks, who sell it by the sheet. A 12x24 sheet of black runs about $17.05

    A click on the "About Us" link shows that they have a distributor in Portland (and in Kent, Washington as well).

    Looks like fun stuff for all sorts of hobby applications.
     
  7. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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  8. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    thanks for all the help guys. ordered some of the 12x12 sheets.
     
  9. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Enjoy your project..
     
  10. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    If you are ever up by tigard, Multifcraft plastics and TAP plastics off of 72nd both have Kydex if I remember right. Not sure what pricing is though.
     
  11. Dirty Needle

    Dirty Needle Silverton, Oregon Member

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    I know a guy that is a master kydex holster maker. He buys his kydex in bulk out of the Hillsboro area. He does crazy good work. I have about 10 of his holsters and mag pouches. He said that he got his start when he could not find a holster that concealed well and yet was fast and reliable. I think that he lives in Silverton, but he is like a ghost. In other words...you have to know how to get in touch with him.
     
  12. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Is "the guy you know" .... YOU?

    10 holsters seems like a lot. "fast and reliable" and "he is like a ghost" is mutually exclusive. "you have to know how to get in touch with him"--- Kinda like he's Spiderman and you're Peter Parker?
     
  13. Dirty Needle

    Dirty Needle Silverton, Oregon Member

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    cyclesarge, I was giving odiesplace a hard time. He and I have a mutual interest in how to make the very best kydex holsters, mag pouches, sheaths, etc.. The hardest part of the whole mix is locating the right materials for the items being made.
     
  14. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I see, I guess I don't get it.
     
  15. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Port Plastics--on Tech Center, same as Multi-Craft. Nice folks, easy to deal with.
     
  16. 82nd Infidel

    82nd Infidel Gladstone,Or. Member

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    Take a look at Knife making suppliers on line.
    Any and All types are available.
     
  17. PeakResources

    PeakResources Portland (past) Colorado (now) Member

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    I just bought some 2x4 sheets from Interstate. It's $28 for the 4x2 sheets in 060, which is about $3.50 per sq ft. I bought a few different thicknesses and a number of the 060 sheets. They were backordered on the 060, so they called me to notify that they would split the shipments at their cost.

    I found this to be better than 1x1 or 2x1 sheets as I end up with less waste. I might ideally want 4x8 sheets eventually, but for now this will do.