Not sure if many others here cut leather, but I’ve noticed on this piece a shrink in the leather of ~1.1.4% (or 1-2 mm in size). I wonder whether anyone knows if the laser cuts on the outside of a shape, or half-way through the edge.
So, e.g. I have a 100mm square. Does it cut on the outside & give me a perfect 100mm square result. Or does it cut 1/2 way through the edge & give me a ~99mm square result?
Originally shared by Yuusuf Sallahuddin (Y.S. Creations)
Well somehow, not totally sure how, the leather shrunk a tad. Somewhere between cutting it, dyeing it, lacquering it and stitching it.
It’s strange. 1.2-1.4% shrink. Was supposed to be 228mm long, is 226mm long. Was supposed to be 84mm high, is 83mm high. Could be possibly lost 1-2mm when lasering it.
The interior card slots were supposed to be 100mm wide, they are 99mm wide. 1% shrink.
Quite strange. Will have to test cut a piece to see if it loses ~1% size. Has anyone else noticed this sort of thing?