Leather Source?

Discussion in 'Trader's corner' started by RBurke83, May 18, 2013.

  1. RBurke83

    RBurke83 New Member

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    Hey guys, where do you get your leather for ammo pouches? There are no local sources for me...
     
  2. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    My favorite source is a cheap pair of all-leather work gloves from a hardware store. I open them up along the side seams, lay them out and cut. You can get several good pouches that way. Or old boots, old belts, things like that. I would think that a heavy canvas material would work if you couldn't find leather.
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    have you asked the shoe repair store?
     
  4. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    I use thin belts, if you live in Germany I can sell you some :)
     
  5. RBurke83

    RBurke83 New Member

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    Thanks for the responses guys, Will's post about work gloves triggered an "Oh Yea!" in my head...I went to Harbor Freight and found a leather welder's apron on sale for ten dollars. So now I should be good on leather for a while!
     
  6. BrPio

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    When not working with metal, I'm working with leather (armor, sheaths, holsters, tac and saddle). My main supplier is "Tandy Leather". They got a website and in the US stores everywhere. Another is, "Hobby Lobby", you can get cheap one pound bags of scrap.
     
  7. CarlosR

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    Harbor Freight also has Carpet Cutter blades ($2 for 2) which interestingly enough are the same size(45mm) used in a Fiskars rotary cutter ($5 for ONE blade!) Don't forget to also keep an eye out for roadside, abandoned sofas. I found a LEATHER one and couldn't believe my good fortune. The leather was kinda thin, but I glued a folded sheet and pressed it together in a vise. I've test fired a few glued-together pouches...so far they're holding.
     
  8. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    "Don't forget to also keep an eye out for roadside, abandoned sofas. I found a LEATHER one and couldn't believe my good fortune.
    CarlosR"
    Absolutely Right!
    Been There. Done That. Got This. [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
    That was just a love seat, I have almost that much from another chair. :D
     
  9. CarlosR

    CarlosR Junior Member

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    :eek: THAT IS SO F***ing SWEEEEET! You scored my friend! Congratulations!!
     
  10. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    That's...*snif*...MAGNIFICENT! *breaks down and cries* :D

    Seriously cool score, dude! :cool:
     
  11. Traveler

    Traveler Junior Member

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    What a score! Like everyone else I wish I would run into something like that, lol. ;)
     
  12. Therider21

    Therider21 Member

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    Well i used an old welding glove ;) (enough for my first few tries)
    They are verry soft... so maybe not suitable for strongest bands
     
  13. Yamroll2

    Yamroll2 New Member

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    I'm a shoe salesman so I tend to score some whenever we get a defective shoe and the manufacturer says we can cut them up and throw them out, or when things get old to the point they've been written off and I can get them for cheap. Recently picked up a pair of size 47 Ecco boots for $19.00 with thick sturdy leather.

    You might be able to find a shoe store with some old as sin shoes they'd let go for a song
     
  14. WPurcell

    WPurcell New Member

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    http://www.chichesterinc.com/ is very good if you're in the US, and is especially good if you live close enough to Niagara Falls to visit their store.
     
  15. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    taking a look into the old-fashioned yellow pages of your region often reveals great sources.

    maybe there is a online version with the possibility to type "leather" into a search function too.

    i found stores that i didn't see before while passing by.
     
  16. ArnoldKelly

    ArnoldKelly Renaissance Redneck

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    Gives me some ideas for leather sources! I've been needing to go to the local Tandy Leather store. I think this store has a "free scrap bin". If not, I might ask them if I can do a little "dumpster diving" behind their store. ;)