Materials for Pouches

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by SlingShotStefan, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. SlingShotStefan

    SlingShotStefan New Member

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    Hey guys,<br><br>Im making a new slingshot and i was wondering if I could made a pouch out of a leather belt.<br><br>wouldn't it be to thick? because all i have is an old leather belt and thin couch leather.<br><br>Thank you<br><br>Stefan
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i think a belt would be too thick, but you can laminate the leather from the couch. how thick is it?
     

  3. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    You can try shoe leather, especially from the tongues. <br>Although I have to say, I just got my kangaroo leather from Hrawk and it is awesome!
     
  4. stej

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    I saw also pouch made from paracord. Might be good alternative to leather..
     
  5. mhpr262

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    Yes, the leather from the belt will most likely be too stiff. I have recently bought quite a large piece of nice, soft 1,8mm nappa leather on ebay and while it still works quite well even with small 8mm steel balls it is at the upper limit of thickness ands stiffness.<br><br>If I had only very thin soft leather like you I would probably try to glue two pieces together with silicone (I have never tried that yet but that is what i would try.) It might be a lot simpler and not much more expensive to just buy some leather with the right thickness, I paid just 6,50&euro; or so for a piece that is big enough for 100 or 200 pouches. Search for "Dickleder" or "Lederreste" on German ebay.
     
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    This are places i get my leather: the shoeshop and the leather clothing shop
     
  7. SlingShotStefan

    SlingShotStefan New Member

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    Okay than i will use my fathers old shoes <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br>Glueing two pieces together maybe would work.<br><br>isnt it possible to thin the leather from the belt with a grinder?<br><br>Onnod: around 2 millimeters<br><br>Stefan
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    2 mm is quite right, i would make a pouch and stress test it with a piece of rope to pull.
     
  9. mhpr262

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    I f the leather is soft it might be okay for 12 mm steel and larger.
     
  10. SlingShotStefan

    SlingShotStefan New Member

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    well, I was planning to shoot 10 mm <img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/1859659018.gif" alt="Ammo" longdesc="35"><br>would it still work
     
  11. MaddyMax

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    take a closer look at your belt. i had one that was laminated. so i got double the length belt for strong but not too thick pouches.<br><br>not tried it yet, but maybe you can cut the leather thickness with a razor blade.<br><br>also guys, you forgot to mention DUCT TAPE!
     
  12. SlingShotStefan

    SlingShotStefan New Member

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    Thanks for the great ideas!
     
  13. CEZ

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    You can go to a shoe repair shop, I just found one here. The guy wasn't very nice, but he sold me some decent 1.6mm cow leather for almost nothing.