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    Rancho Cordova, CA
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    Laser engraving leather

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    laser engraving
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    laser engraving on chrome tanned leather
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  1. Hi, I was wondering if you laser engrave your chrome tanned leather?



  2. IN search of clicker press services

    What dimensions and material are you in need of cutting? Have a clicker press that we use for leather and other materials. Best, Ben
  3. Barge Cement

    Acetone works well to get the boogies off if you dont mind white fingers.
  4. Chrome tanned leather strap machine

    Yes, we glue then fold to width and then sew the webbing on. Sorry for no pic...still new to this computer stuff. Could you give me the name of the machine that you use? Thanks, Ben
  5. Chrome tanned leather strap machine

    Does any one know if there is a machine that folds and glues leather in 1" and 1.5" straps? We sew poly webbing on the back / folded side to hide this and add strength. I am spending too much time doing this by hand. TIA, Ben
  6. Looking for all-natural veg-tan leather

    Try tandy leather or the hide house out of california.
  7. 20$ a sq foot?? Holy smokes i just got 24.8 sq ft. 8-10 oz Tan Bridal for only 197.16 ttl. if you are state side ill give you the company name we use. might be of a bit of pocket relief!
  8. Just a shot in the dark... im going to say the customer wanted 500 pcs for right around 6 bucks ea after the discount esp if it was a repeat order 2 times a year. Well..........
  9. nice work! i make radio holders for a company called Green Valley Products. They are made out of nylon tho.... not as slick as the one you have shown us. Did you laser engrave the lettering on the strap, then fill it? Or....
  10. Need help with an idea

    The more i think about it, I think the best bet for your padding is 1/8" closed cell foam. it comes in rolls and sheets. not too costly. so if i'm not mistaken...i just got a shoulder of English Bridal and it is 7 to 8 oz which =1/8" thickness if not a lil better...this is going to be a pretty heavy/sturdy bag to begin with let alone the electronics that will go in it. Are you sure you don't want to use a 5-6 oz? would give you the strength you need and a lil more room...just a thought. Best, Ben
  11. Need help with an idea

    we make shoulder bags that hold 6 full bottles of wine at once plus 2 lbs of chill packs. They have hand straps to carry also a shoulder strap that connects to 2 d rings one on either side of the bag. we mainly make them out of 600d, 1000d, 1680d ( ballistic nylon) but we do make them out of leather (chrome tanned)as well. when we make them out of leather for the shoulder strap we use a nylon webbing that is sewn on to the underside of the leather strap. gives great strength. as far as taking the thickness of leather into account, if you cant skive the edges.... then its going to be thick not sure of a way to thin it out per say. ?? Keep us posted Best, Ben
  12. Need help with an idea

    You could always get some closed cell foam 1/4" to 1 " and use that as the padding. closed is a lil stronger than open cell but i would think either would work. We make special cases for medical equipment to chain saw bar covers and everything has some padding ( foam) in it. hope it helps
  13. Veg tan recommendations?

    Maybe try The Hide House out of Napa Valley to source leather. Ask for Rodger, he is our sales person. Good stuff. For Chrome tanned we use Eureka Leather in Rancho Cordova Ca. Hope this can be of some help. Ben
  14. Laser engraving stained/painted leather

    We engrave chrome tanned leather quite a bit at my work. Just started to get into the veg stuff. With my experience on chrome some can have a mask put on before the laser process but some will discolor when the mask is removed which is bad. i havent really had a problem with the soot sticking to the veg tan other than the white color. Pledge works ok. Also if you can mask off the leather and then engrave it there is a product called Eco-flo cova color which if you leave the mask on then you can fill the burned areas with the color let dry then remove the mask. looks sharp! hope it helps! Tom G is on the money another tip is get a packing tape gun and remove the blade it makes for a nice roller to seal the mask to the leather.
  15. Banging my head into a wall

    When we sew leather to leather , if it isn't already tacked together with some barge glue then we have to put a piece of lining ( backing for embroidery) in-between the leather to keep it from slipping against itself during the sewing process. Maybe this will help... Keep at it...moving forward never backwards....and CAN'T MEANS WON'T!!!!!