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Minimum Thickness Of Leather To Carve It Is...

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3/4oz with ease for me.

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3/4 with stamps, less with modeling tools only......and a VERY light touch with the knife.

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I make a lot of wallets and always use 3/4. They are tooled.

Aaron

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2-3- But, because of the thinness, you need to watch that you don't cut/punch through. And, depth is not there (duh!).

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2-3 oz. Just hold the knife over your layout and IMAGINE the knife cutting and your done. Anything deeper is through the piece. I use a different swivel knife just for the thin leathers. Lighter, less steep of an angle and this makes a kerf just a tad wider than my normal knife yet sharp enough to cut without applying hardly any pressure. The weight of the light knife is enough. I made the thin leather knife from a common one, just re-shaped the bevels on the blade.

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