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  1. Great tessellation. I wouldn't mind owning that one.
  2. Thanks everybody for your help. I will watch those videos and check out those sights. I know this will definitely be a learning process. I am not intending to open a leather goods business or anything. I just want to have some creative freedom to make some products and maybe make a little money outside of my regular 9 to 6. Plus I have the benefit of being able to sell my work through my day job.
  3. You're right Windrider30. I know it's going to happen. I just want to keep it to a minimum. As far as the distance to Tandy's, my concern was a matter of taking classes.
  4. Thanks guys. I have looked at Tandy's website. Unfortunately their closest store is about 2 hours away from me. My plan is to start small and put a few pieces in my shop and move to actual custom orders later. If I test cut on scrap leather, wouldn't my good leather need different settings? I'm scared to ruin good leather haha
  5. Hello everyone and thanks in advance for any advice you can give me. I have never worked with leather before. I work as a Graphic Designer for a T-Shirt shop. I recently pre-ordered a laser for cutting and engraving. I want to use it to make custom wallets and bags. I don't expect to receive it for several months, but I want to do a lot of research before I get started. I have many questions, and there are probably questions I should ask, but don't know I need to ask. I have researched a little, but finding specific answers to my questions has been yielding a lot of contradictory answers. I'm hoping the knowledgeable members here can help me get started. I'll list a few questions I have, and feel free to let me know if I'm missing something important. 1. What type of leather should I start with for wallet making? From what I am reading, Vegetable Tanned in the 3oz range seems appropriate. Am I right? Do you have any other suggestions? 2. What type of threading should I use? I intend to cut stitching holes, then use an awl and hand-stitch. 3. Can you recommend any vendors for leather, stitching and tools? 4. I know it will depend on the design, but can anybody give me a general idea on the square footage I can expect for a wallet? I'm thinking maybe around 2. 5. Is there anything I need to know concerning cutting leather with a laser? I intend to stay away from dyed leathers to avoid corrosive fumes damaging my machine. I am seeing that using masking tape over the leather can help prevent smoke damage. I don't know if there may be something else to consider. I really appreciate your time if you can offer any tips.
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