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Reply #30 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 9:01am
 
Very nice! I gotta make one now.
A question for David and 4accord- What type of leather is that? I need some softer leather, as the stuff I have is thick and as soft as nail. (bad simile)
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Reply #31 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 9:11am
 
I've been using a suede that is 2mm thick and very soft.  That's what you see in these pictures.  It has served me very well on many slings.  I have also used a thicker and stiffer leather but can't recommend it as well, unless in a three-strap design with the straps being about an inch wide.  I got a good supply of the suede quite cheaply in a single bag of remnants at Hobby Lobby, which is a US chain of stores.
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Reply #32 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 9:13am
 
How does it hold up?
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Reply #33 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 9:29am
 
Very well.  No problem at all, provided there is no great stress at the cord holes.  Doubling the leather at the hole gives a lot of extra strength, as does the loop method of the Morningstar design.
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Reply #34 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 10:45am
 
Its not my design! I nicked it all! I just took some pics of it Smiley
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Reply #35 - Apr 27th, 2009 at 5:46pm
 
David Morningstar wrote on Apr 26th, 2009 at 10:45am:
Its not my design! I nicked it all! I just took some pics of it Smiley

A bit reluctant to take any credit? At least you put some pictures up. Grin
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Reply #36 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 9:52pm
 
What's the dimensions of the individual leather pieces?
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Re: Shaped leather pouch mini-tutorial
Reply #37 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 4:12am
 

How big you make it depends on the size of ammo you want to throw. If you are unsure, you can make a paper version first and see how well that fits, then use it as a template when its right.

Start with a rectangular strip of leather that is slightly narrower than your chosen ammo and long enough to wrap half way around it with enough to spare for attaching.

Cut the pouch from each end towards the center. Leave about a third of the length uncut in the center.
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Reply #38 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 3:12pm
 
Thanks
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Reply #39 - Jul 12th, 2009 at 2:46pm
 
I found a small local leather goods manufacturer where you can walk in, rummage around, and buy usedful scraps of leather in various thicknesses and colours.
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Reply #40 - Jul 12th, 2009 at 3:09pm
 
Thats a bit of luck. Maybe you can trade some of it?
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Reply #41 - Feb 10th, 2010 at 9:10pm
 
I'm not really a fan of the leather pouches, but this one changed my mind. VERY nice. Smiley
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Reply #42 - Feb 10th, 2010 at 9:40pm
 
Over the year since we started this discussion, I have developed what is now my standard.  I attach pictures.  I don't tie knots but just use a self-strangling threading of the cords, which has turned out to be very secure.  I also punch my holes a little off center towards the inside so the cupping is not too dramatic. For tennis balls, I am doing well with a 7 inch by 2.5, 2-inch cuts, and an overall length (folded) of 33".  For rocks, I'd make the pouch closer to 5.5 x 2.25.
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Reply #43 - Feb 10th, 2010 at 9:41pm
 
Here is the knot that I have been using with good results.
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Reply #44 - Feb 10th, 2010 at 9:43pm
 
Here's an example of the leather blank that I use.
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