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About jduffy

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  1. I've been cruising around here for awhile trying to learn as much as I can. But I haven't been able to find an answer I've been looking for. I am wanting to make a couple of wallets. I'm using 4-5 oz veg tan for the exterior & was planning on using 2-3 veg tan for the interior. So here is my dilemma. The wallet ends up being WAY to think because of all the material I have to use to create a liner I am happy with. I've looked at using pig skin, but I am not really a fan of the look & feel of it. I would really like to stick with veg tan or something that has a similar look & feel. I've seen people say they use bridle leather & horse hide that appears to be 1-2oz. I have been unable to find those types of leather sold in that thickness. Is a leather splitter being used by the wallet maker to achieve these thicknesses? The first pic is of my first attempt at a wallet. The other pics show the thickness of leather that I think will work well for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated!