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NEWBI, GOT A FEW QUESTIONS. I JUST PURCHASED SOME PIG SKIN LEATHER FROM EBAY,JUST ONE 4-6ft PIECE FOR 10$ FOR MAKING POUCHES,THE WEIGHT IS 2oz - 1/32'' - 0.8 mil.- 1.5 irons ACCORDING TO THE CHART. IS THIS TOO THIN FOR MAKING POUCHES? I PLAN ON USING THERA-BAND GOLD FOR ALL MY SLINGSHOTS, AM I GOING TO HAVE TO DOUBLE OR TRIPLE THE PIG SKIN UP? OR SHOULD I JUST GO WITH A THICKER COW HYDE? AND HOW THICK? ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED, THANX
 

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I have been using single layer pigskin. I use 1 inch .030 latex and the pig skin is very strong. I fold the ends over so there is a double thickness at the hole. If you don't think this is enough just glue a couple of thickness's together using Barges cement.
 

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Hapa? As in hapa haole?
 

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when I first started using the term "hapa" I thought it meant part or half Asian in Hawaiian,which I am,(Asian/hispanic). but since then Ive heard different definitions for hapa. Anyway I have adopted it & use it with pride.
 

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Other than the definition I was told, Ive heard it more specifically means half hawiaiian and half cuacasian, Ive also heard it was origanally a derogatory term. Im still not sure of the exact meaning but like I said Ive adopted it.
 

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I am currently using an old baseball glove to make my pouches and it works fine but I can only get so many pouches from 1 glove. I have only made three slingshots so far,but I plan on making alot more. Im just trying to find out whats the best leather or hyde for pouches.
 

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Hey Hapa, I love Pigskin. You have a 2 ounce piece,just take two pieces of it and glue it together. 4 ounces is prime for a slingshot pouch. Pigskin is really nice too-soft and strong. You said you're from Brooklyn,New York? We have a nice group that shoots together in Long Island, we're all from the NY Metro area. I'm from "Little Brooklyn"- Jersey City, NJ. Next time we shoot,I'll give you a heads up Bud. Great group of people. You'll have a blast! Flatband
 

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Hey thanx for the input Flatband. Im a fan of your youtube vids and yup Im from Cobble Hill Bklyn. Also thanx for the invitation, I would like to meet other shooters from around the way, I just hope my schedules allow it.
 

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On ebay "The leather guy" has a conversion chart on his link, I tried to attach it but was unable,also just google leather conversion chart, their should be few other sites that have similiar charts
 
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