thicknes of leather?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by ABH, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    Hi guys, I want to order some cow or pig leather hide, but I wanted to know how much thick (in mm) has to be to resist the stress from rubber (in mi case thera tube green, 1 to 3 bads per side) as long as it is enough flexible, thanks for reading and so...
     
  2. zwillie

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5">????<br><br>Thera<strong>tube</strong>?? green and 3 layers per side?????<br><br>Than use The complete cow as pouch!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>20Kg drawweight at just 200% elongation!!<br><br>Jörg, you must have a twin brother <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>Okay, for a very heavy Bandset I would use 2,5mm leather.<br><br>But do not use split leather, this is less strength than full? leather.<br>Sorry I don`t know the right words.<br><br>If I make strong bandsets I fix every tube in a seperate hole, so that there is less stress per hole.<br><br>Zwillie
     

  3. ABH

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    thanks for your advice! I like heavy draws haha, like feeling the rubber power! I think herd eyelets for pouches, may increase recistent
     
  4. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    recistence*
     
  5. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    I just made some pouches from my old saddle bags it is about 2,5mm and one hole is good for...I would say about 10kg.<br><br>There must be about 5mm of leather around the hole!!
     
  6. meeeee!

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    wow. thats cool! i use to use 3 green tubes per side too!
     
  7. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    the only inconvinient of theratube x3 is that it does give less precision as stress is higher than one or two, but I still love a full butterfly, triple layer thera tube green slingshot is just awesomely powerful!