Wedgetail

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  1. Interesting! What model?
  2. Probably used dye sublimation transfer? Basically the image is printed on a paper/film (not sure), placed with the leather in a machine, and heat transfers the dye onto the leather. You can YouTube it if you're interested, but it is the same way they do leather printed phone cases and stuff. Certainly looks cool though!
  3. Looks cool, interesting idea for a practical problem! Re: the edges, try putting a bit of wax on them, lay it flat on your bench top, and then rub it with some canvas or denim scrap. Usually with the tip of your finger you can feel the edge and apply a bif of friction there. Once it starts going you can pick it up and hit any leftover bits. Works for me, might work for you too!
  4. I like it, simple yet effective design and excellent finish. Interesting use of a conway buckle for the strap too.
  5. I love that clutch, really interesting design! The growler case is super cool too. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
  6. Tis not a dog, tis a noble steed! And with that I am sure he shall protect not only thy fair lady, but also the heirloom hardware from your grandfathers draft horses for many years to come. Good work mate, i think it's cool. And I love upcycling stuff, especially if it has semtimental value.
  7. Me too, looks purdy but
  8. Great work mate! Very nice job on the stitching, the rivets are perfectly laid out (which is damned hard to do), and the edges look very neat. Lucky dog, happy owner I am sure.
  9. Very nice stuff! Love the messenger bag. Welcome aboard!
  10. Hey mate, I'd say if it looks like it doesn't need burnishing, don't worry about it But at that thickness it is pretty hard to burnish anyway... if you wanted, you could just give it a quick run over with some gumtragacanth or similar, lay the item flat on your benchtop, and rub it with some canvas or denim offcuts. Doing that would also help remove any scorching or residue left on the leather after cutting. I haven't cut many leather things myself. Just some pigskin really. Usually I just use my laser to cut out timber templates for cutting leather parts.
  11. Oh wow, that would be one amazing notebook cover! Last forever, and handle any weather. Great gift.
  12. Very neatly done! Looks like a well thought out build too. What colour of dye is that? Ox blood?
  13. Sounds good mate!
  14. Haha, damn straight! He'll have to pay for the next one =P
  15. Thanks guys, I'm having fun with it The laser is similar to this one http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/40W-CO2-LASER-ENGRAVING-MACHINE-COOLING-FAN-CUTTER-METAL-ENGRAVER-USB-PORT-/322283421826?hash=item4b0996c082%3Ag%3A-RYAAOSwImRYICCn&_trkparms=pageci%3A7af97536-ef11-11e6-b3c8-005056b03428%7Cparentrq%3A24d9474515a0a606360ed66bfffc8b2d%7Ciid%3A1 I'm still getting to grips and it, there is a bit of a learning curve trying to work it, and then trying to get it to do what you want it to do on different types of leather! I've wasted heaps of my offcuts, and some of the good stuff too. But it cuts things like pigskin easy, and i have been using it to cut templates from MDF. Others have reported being able to cut up to 2.5mm veg tan, but i havent got that deep yet... I just get a lot of charring. Could easily be operator error though! Setting up was interesting. Took me a couple of hours to line the mirrors up right. And you water cool it, so need a bucket with demineralised water in it to pump through the laser (pump is included in the kit), which means setting up an area where that doesnt present a safety hazard is essential. All the plugs are not Australian either... though they did come with adapters. Lol But because the plugs aren't australian, it has an Earth wire... i just tied that into a power plug and put it in a socket rather than doing a ground spike like the instructuons suggest... literally ram a steel rod into the ground and run the earth wire to it... So yeah, trucky to set up for a novice like me, but youtube and google came to the rescue for most of it.