Maybe you'd like to carry other tools with your Wave? If so, check out my Modular Leatherman Wave holster instead.
Objects included in this Thing
Wave holster (____).stl
Wave holster (right side carry).stl has a 30° forward tilt when worn on the right side, and a backwards tilt when worn on the left side.
Wave holster (left side carry).stl has a 30° forward tilt when worn on the left side, and a backwards tilt when worn on the right side.
Wave holster (horizontal belt hole).stl has no tilt.
This Thing is no longer based on the Things listed below. It's now a version of my Modular Leatherman Wave holster, but with the module mounting points removed. The belt loop accepts belts up to 45 mm (1.75 inches) wide.
CaptCanadaMan's improvement on babozor318's Leatherman Wave holster (itself a reworking of Adam Savage's Wave holster) was genius in its use of an angled belt loop to make the tool more accessible; if you wear the holster forward enough, you can even access your Wave easily while seated in the car! However, the loop was added to a massive rectangular block on the back of the holster, which was uncomfortable to wear even after softening the edges and corners with a file. And because it was a big block with a 90° overhang it also had to be printed with some support, which was a strange design decision.
So I've made the following changes:
The belt loop block is now self-supporting with a 30° lead-up.
The top of the belt loop has a matching 30° taper so that the holster clears your waist.
The top of the holster is shortened and rounded off.
I have added two cut-outs in the base of the holster to allow the Wave's pull-out lanyard port to pass through, for people like me who use a lanyard with their Wave.
The original holster had some slop that allowed the Wave to rattle around inside. I've therefore added some ridges to the back of the holster to produce a tighter fit. These ridges will wear down until they match your Wave.
Print this vertically, as it comes in the .STL. Have a look at the per-layer view in your slicer and how the infill appears before deciding to go with an infill percentage greater than 30%. 30% in PLA is already incredibly rigid.
I suggest that you print this object with a brim. I use a brim that is 10 lines wide and 2 layers thick, which helps stabilise the object under fast print speeds.
As with all wearable prints, adding a radius to the edges and corners with a deburring tool, craft knife, or needle file is a good idea.
28 Dec 2017
- The belt loop now accepts belts up to 45 mm wide.
3 Sep 2017
- I replaced the original remixed file with the newly-designed holster that I made for the Modular Leatherman Wave Holster project. The new holster is smaller, reinforced in the corners, and fits the Wave better.
- Removed the 'remix' tag from this Thing because the STL is no longer a remix of CaptCanadaMan's Thing, but it is still linked in the body text.
11 Oct 2015