New project: engraving and cutting leather...

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(Cesco Aiel) #1

New project: engraving and cutting leather…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr_it93m8wQ

(Cesco Aiel) #2

(Bonne Wilce) #3

is that hand drawn and scanned?

(Cesco Aiel) #4

Actually it’s a vectorized scan from a piece of decorated cloth (which was probably hand drawn… )

(Cesco Aiel) #5

(And yes, the material shifted a tiny bit, which explains the little gaps in the etched oval…)

(Bonne Wilce) #6

ah cool, was not sure if that was a mistake or part of the drawing, hard to tell, did you cut the holes so you can stitch easily?

(Cesco Aiel) #7

Yes… Why try piercing holes yourself, when you can have the laser do it for you? These were drawn as 0.2mm circles spaces along an oval (both CorelDraw - which Miriam favors - and InkScape support that)

It’s rigory leather (about 3mm thick) so it’s not good for a sewing machine (broken needles and warped axles are a possibility) although washing and oiling it does make it suppler and softer…

(Bonne Wilce) #8

Indeed! it smells tho XD, I think there are special needles for leather saskia got some when she made a leather phone case. Using the laser to punch holes makes life alot easier for the stitching :smiley:

(Cesco Aiel) #9

There are special needles, but still, rigory leather is best stitched with either a specialized machine (like shoemakers use) or by hand…

And it does smell… But that’s what we’ve got air-extraction for! :stuck_out_tongue:

(Bonne Wilce) #10

Yeah but it really smells!! haha