Hey all! My name is Rick and I too have caught the slingshot buzz from watching Joerg's videos. I've always been fascinated by woodworking and I just love to do it when I can.<br><br>I decided to start making my own slingshots but I have a few questions before I start. First, if I don't have 18mm birch plywood but have thinner pieces can I just glue them together to make a bigger one? Would it be as strong or easy to work with if it was made that way?<br><br>Also, I've been looking around for pouch threads but can't find any. I received some free pouch leather from a local furniture store, thanks to a suggestion in a thread I read recently, and I was wondering if it was too weak for a pouch. It's duval and bison leather from Americanleather.com. It's 2mm thick and in a 6cmx8cm patches. I have Duval and also Bison, same size, same thickness. Would this be too weak for a pouch? and if it is can I sew 2 together to make a stronger pouch? Also, what are good dimensions for a pouch?<br><br>I'm not the strongest guy so I don't plan on using super thick bands for a slingshot. A good starting suggestion for the band lengths and stuff would be much appreciated. I tried figuring out Joerg's band calculator but I don't understand it :/<br><br>I just plan to make the actual slingshot and hold out on using it until I can afford some theraband rubber.<br><br>Any answers would be great! Thanks!