Pouch - What thickness - can i ply it?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Xaromir, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Xaromir

    Xaromir New Member

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    Hello! I'm new here, and already asking silly questions.<br><br>I want to build my first slingshot and i'm not sure about the pouch. What thickness of leather can i use? The stuff on eBay is all 0,7 to 1,5mm thick and i'm not sure if this is enough to last the first week. I'm wondering though: Can't i just ply the leather? Is that a practical solution for what i'm trying to do? I know that many glues are either not tough enough, or not flexible enough, does anyone have any experience?<br><br>Not sure how important that info is, but i'm going to use Theraband gold and 12mm steel balls.
     
  2. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    1.5mm should work. I use 2mm, and it's very thick and tough. Seems more suitable as a belt.
     

  3. DaveSteve

    DaveSteve New Member

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    My leather was a little bit thin and it streched while shooting with it. I glued two pieces together and it works just fine. I used special leather glue because it has to be flexible. Gluing is a common practice in the leather industry. Just don't make it too thick. This will cause a more painful handslap when hit. Also thick pouch slows down the ammo.
     
  4. Xaromir

    Xaromir New Member

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    Good to know that gluing pieces together worked for someone, and that it's possible. As for the weight of the pouch: To counter that, a few small extra holes in the leather pouch may balance out the weight, but i'm not sure how possible that is without making the material to weak. I often watch Jörg's videos but i'm essentially new to this. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  5. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <div>you can get some good kangaroo leather that is 0.7-0.8 mm,. it is the best option for pros, maybe the most expensive, but certainly the best i have come across. someone named Hrawk sells it if i recall correctly, he is on this forum i think he can be reached in a personally msg. you really cant get any better for durability tho as far as im aware. anything in the 1 mm range is ussually fine tho... its a fine balance between strength, weight and thickness, the less weight means more energy goes into the projectile, the more weight and opposite... but durability is something, and really its negligible how much of a different it actually makes , but hey, if you are counting points, you need the best of the best <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> for most they just settle for whatever is cheap and plentiful <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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  6. Artifex

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    I managed to get a bunch of sample leather from a furniture manufacturer. It was too thin, but I used E6000 glue (available everywhere) and formed the pouch into a U shape before I laminated two layers together. It works just fine and remains flexible. <br><br>Corinthian leather pouches are swanky. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  7. Muizert

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    I use bisonkit for glue , but any glue with neopreen in it should work fine.<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>Personally i prefer glued pouches, seems they are more durable then other leather i used (old shoes old ladysboots ext).<br><br>All the best.
     
  8. Bert the Welder

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Artifex wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Corinthian leather pouches are swanky. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Just find a '75 Cordoba! <br>'Nuff "Rich Corinthian" in there for 10,000 pouches!!!! <br><br>Big points for a Richardo reference!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"></span>
     
  9. Xaromir

    Xaromir New Member

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    Talking about swanky. That's my leather now:<br><img src="http://www.jlx.de/lvb2010/KV5232.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>And yes it looks this blue in real life.