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#1 mojomandan

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:46 PM


As the title says...where do you buy your leather fabric for your pouch.  

 

Telling me you use leather from an old jacket, glove, shoe, etc does not help...



#2 Charles

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:54 PM

Seems this topic comes up every other day. Use of the search function is recommended. And check out these threads.

 

http://slingshotforu...her#entry318990

 

 http://slingshotforu...cheap/?p=92683

 

http://slingshotforu...ather/?p=282701

 

http://slingshotforu...ather/?p=207956

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:42 PM

As the title says...where do you buy your leather fabric for your pouch.  

 

Telling me you use leather from an old jacket, glove, shoe, etc does not help...

Since you mentioned and old jacket I like to tell you about my experience with and old leather jacket.

It was a really soft, good looking leather but I could use only parts of it.

The most part of the leather stretched pretty bad. 

I had select the 'best' parts of it and I had to pull it first to find out the direction it had less stretch. 

But also these selected parts stretched and deformed after a couple of shots.

I did not try to glue them because of the thickness.

Lesson learned: There is probably better leather for pouches than leather jackets.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

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#5 Crac

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:51 PM

The advanced search function is here:

https://www.google.c...8301:0474906146



#6 All Buns Glazing

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:01 PM

Hrawk

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

Looks like Uncle Charles hooked it up for ya! Link city up in here! ;)

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:09 PM

Seems like you want to make your own and you dont want to hear about old gloves or those who make and sell pouches on this forum. So try Tandy Leather.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:25 AM

Try a look at free leather samples. Some are a bit thin but most of em work fine.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:17 AM

Old boots



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:50 AM

old jackets, gloves, shoes etc... ;) in all seriousness, there's a shoe repair/leather shop near me. Perhaps there's something like that near you. Guy gives me lots of free great leather. if its free who cares, if you have to spend 4 minutes cutting up an old purse, only to find out that the leather is a bit stretchy who cares, have fun experimenting with different materials. or buy some kangaroo leather, some of the best leather for slingshot pouches. as all buns glazing said, he gets his from hrawk, who i have not seen in a minute.... but if you want it badly enough, you'll find a way to get some ;)



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:38 AM

When you are trying to have good quality control, buying leather is one of the hardest things that I do. The company that I buy from, because of I need consistent quality, only sells by the bundle which is usually about 125 square feet at about 3 dollars a square foot. It is USA tanned leather and I still sometimes get a bundle that does not make good pouches and have to sell it in another way. Here is a picture of a bundle that I just received. I can just barely lift it. For those just wanting to get leather for themselves find a old pair of boots or see your local shoe repair shop. -- Tex  :cookie:

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:41 AM

For the record, I was talking about Hrawk's roo leather, not pre-made pouches.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:26 PM

Seems like you want to make your own and you dont want to hear about old gloves or those who make and sell pouches on this forum. So try Tandy Leather.

Tandy's is a great resource. If i remember right you can buy bags of scrap (ends and pieces) chap and chink leather which is what I use for all of mine. Except i buy mine from a local farm/ranch supply store, but im pretty sure that you can buy it from tandy's for just a couple $ a bag and the bags are 4-5 lb.'s each.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:21 PM

There is a craft lady from the UK but who grew up in the Cayman Islands she makes bracelets wallets and all sort of leather craft. I asked her if I could buy her scraps and she said I could have it The quality of the leather is first class. Now she wants me to make her a Natural SS. So visit a craft market and speak to a leather worker and you may be surprised at what you might get. of course all the information given above is relevant Leather for pouches should not be a problem

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:25 PM

Its a hard one to answer ... I would try falconry shops they sell roo leather in square feet ,,I am miles away from oz ,, So I have to source my own stuff,I am trying to find what other leather is strong enough to last as catty pouches,,Most stuff is too thick or too weak ... Oh I would like to try a few pouches that they make on here but I have no idea how so get them  :violin:



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:27 AM

Its a hard one to answer ... I would try falconry shops they sell roo leather in square feet ,,I am miles away from oz ,, So I have to source my own stuff,I am trying to find what other leather is strong enough to last as catty pouches,,Most stuff is too thick or too weak ... Oh I would like to try a few pouches that they make on here but I have no idea how so get them  :violin:

PM the member and ask.



#18 HarryBee

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:47 AM

Why? It works for me.

#19 waspdog

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:53 PM

i find good leather in charity shops, however it is from......old jacket, glove, shoe, etc

unless your going industrial this should cover your needs.

just remembered. a good quality welding apron will yeild many pouches.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:14 PM

my wife"s bags :king:






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