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Free Slim Wood and Leather Wallet Template

Free Slim Wood and Leather Wallet Template
Free slim wood and leather wallet template

This PDF download is for a slim wood and leather wallet template. I made this wallet using an old skateboard but this template will work perfectly with any type of wood you have.

Measurements

Main Body: 2.75″ Wide by 3.75″ Tall

Main Card Slot: Can hold 5-7 cards

Back Pocket: Can hold 10-15 bills or 3 cards

Items Used:

  • 4oz veg-tanned leather scraps
  • 3/8″ Piece of wood (in my case I used an old skateboard)
  • 1/16″ Drill Bit (1/8″ Will work also)
Dewalt DW1304 1/16-Inch Titanium Split Point Twist Drill Bit | Amazon
$2.97

DeWalt's titanium drill bits have a titanium coating that provides longer life when drilling in non-ferrous metals. These bits are also suitable for drilling in wood and plastic and are ideal for commercial and residential applications.

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Makita FD09R1 12V Cordless 3/8" Driver-Drill Kit | Amazon
$79.00

12V max CXT slide battery design enables the tool to stand on its own for user convenience.

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Old English Oil Bottle Case Lemon Scent | Amazon
$3.74 ($0.23 / Fl Oz)

Old English oil is specially formulated to clean, condition, and help protect all light & dark wood surfaces.

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Tandy Leather Factory Size 2 Edge Beveler | Amazon
$10.88

Bevels and rounds off edges of leather. Available in four sizes. The larger the number, the wider the bevel.

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RMLeatherSupply - John James Saddlers Harness Needles | Amazon
$11.99

These needles are highly recommended by many leather workers and are arguably the best needles because of their high quality and durability. These needles rarely break at the eyelets when under stress, unlike many others. 

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0.8mm Ritza Tiger Thread - Waxed Polyester Braided Thread | Amazon
$6.99

UV Resistant and Ultra Durable. Extra strong thread for leatherwork, beadwork, and other crafting projects.

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  • Contact Cement/Super Glue
  • Dremel Rotary Tool
  • Dremel Burnishers (Or a hand burnisher)
Fiebing's Leathercraft Cement | Amazon
$9.35 ($2.34 / Fl Oz)

Super high strength, permanent bonding with long lasting results. Water-based contact adhesive can be used for a variety of crafts and on leather items such as shoes, purses, wallets, jackets, baseball gloves, furniture and more.

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Tips for making this wallet

I am by no means a woodworker nor do I know the best methods to create this wood piece! But I have found a couple tips along the way of making this item to share.

  1. If you decide to use an old skateboard like I did, use a hair dyer or heat gun to heat up the griptape. This way it will be much easier to peel off of the wood evenly. Use nail polish remover, or any type of paint remover to scrub off the graphic and any left over glue left behind when taking off the grip tape.
  2. Make sure you have sharp chisels handy and maybe a leather strop! I am not very good at using chisels but this seemed to be the best way to groove out the card pocket area. The card area is half of the thickness of the whole piece of wood.
  3. When creating the holes to stitch together the wood and leather, drill the holes through the wood first! Then glue each piece of leather on one at a time then poke through the holes using an awl! This way the leather won’t explode out when drilling through.

Hopefully some of these tips will help when making this wallet!

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