Davm

Thin 2 1/2" wide cowhide strip.

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I am making a western gun belt with bullet loops.  I want to make the belt a double thickness by gluing and sewing a liner of the same material but that will make a really heavy belt.  I need to thin or skive the inside belt piece but how to do it in a uniform manner is the issue.  I thought about a jig with a razor blade inwhich I pull the piece through but how to set it up is a problem, most razor blades are not that wide.

Any suggestions appreciated

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If you're ever going to do more than one of these, get the splitter from Tandy, or others. It's 6" wide and will do just what you need. It's also handy for just about anything you'll ever want to adjust the thickness of strap goods. I don't know where you'd get a razor blade that would do 2 1/2" wide strip, but a box cutter with the break-off blades would have the right blade for what you are thinking of.

Jeff

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What are you using to make the bullet loops?  Should be about the right thickness for a liner.

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I have several strips that I can use for the belt loops but once again they need to be thinned down.  Because they aren't that wide I figured I could use a straight razor blade clamped to some sort of jig and pull the strip through it.  My issue is the gun belt is too wide, unless I find a longer razor blade.

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I know I couldn't get a uniform thickness with a razor blade.  Some shops near you may have a splitter and would be willing to do the job.  The time and frustration you save yourself from will be worth it.  

  

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