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i am new at making things out of leather i want to make bible cover for my bible and tool my name on it want to veg tan what weight do i need  to use it is 6 x 6 10 long 2" thick  THANKS FOR THE HELP

 

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I would think 4-5 oz, maybe lighter, depending on how soft you want the cover to be. If you want a firm, solid cover, then use heavier. If you want a cover that you can fold and sew to fit, that may not be as solid, but will be softer to the touch, go lighter.

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I've used 5 oz up to 7 oz.  Both are pretty heavy for a small bible, I would think a 4 to 5 oz leather would do well, especially if you have a liner leather on the inside.

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I agree, 4/5 oz would be a decent weight for a cover. 

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