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When a new sailor joined the home fleet in Scapa Flow a remote anchorage in the Orkneys, on first run ashore he asked his mate why the rush up the hill towards some sheep

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"You don't want to get the ugly one do you"

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Does anyone know of a source where extra thick hides are available on a regular basis?

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41 minutes ago, bullmoosepaddles said:

Does anyone know of a source where extra thick hides are available on a regular basis?

If I were you I'd call your classic "belt leather" companies W&C, HO, etc and see what the thickest they carry is and what the thickest they can make is.

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@ nstarleather Thank you kindly. I will do that. I have asked my normal supplier. They say 15/16 oz is as thick as they can get. Having read that the tannery splits the leather to a uniform thickness makes a great deal of sense as to why. I did not think all cows grew the same thickness hides.  

 

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Ive had some sections of 14/16 saddle skirting go up to about 26+oz in certain spots. a few square ft worth along the side. Which for me made it useless for needing 14-16. I was eyeing up a motorized skiver once I can add some more sq ft to my shop. Wonder if it could handle starting at that thickness. 

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