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I made some tools for leather projects, electric leather creaser is one of them. The French style electric leather creaser is expensive, more than $1100 if you need 5 iron tips. It's not affordable to me, so I made a creaser for myself. It's affordable and with more functions than French style one. It only takes around $300 to get a set with machine, handle and 5 iron tips. If you are interested, you may visit my store to get more information. https://www.etsy.com/listing/691160733 Here are some features of the creaser: ★ Real-time Temperature Control and Display★ Date and Time Display: month, date, day, time.★ Auto-Sleep/Awake and Auto-Turn On/Off: A vibration sensor is integrated in the handle. Based on the vibration detection, the creaser machine could sleep/awake or turn on/off automatically. User could set the idle time before the machine goes to sleep or turn off automatically.★ Common Temperature Remember and Switch: User could set several frequently-used temperature for leather project, and Switch between the preset temperatures by clicking or double clicking the shortcut key.★ Configurable Shortcut Key: Configure the shortcut key to: turn off; sleep; switch temperature compensations and preset temperatures.★ Handle with Elegance an Simplicity, Equipped with Heating Unit, Vibration Sensor and Temperature Sensor. ★ Easier to Crease Thanks to Shorter Heating Unit The exquisite heating unit is much shorter than French-style heating unit, which makes the iron tip closer to the handle and results in easier and more accurate creasing operation.
ducjes posted a topic in Patterns and TemplatesCutting dies are amazing... but they can be a big initial investment. If you're not ready to jump into such a huge commitment, I think it is time for you to check out some acrylic templates. I have used this company prior to getting cutting dies made and still occasionally use them for mocking up more complex designs. They are very affordable in terms of what you get and the turn around time is fantastic. Company Details The company I use for acrylic templates is called Ponoko. From their website: What Can They Do? They offer a *ton* of different materials you can laser cut into. You can cut into various thicknesses and colors of acrylic, cardboard, wood, leather, metal and pretty much anything else you can think of. You need to have a pretty good understanding of Adobe Illustrator / Auto CAD / Inkscape (free) / CorelDraw for this to work out well. They have various "templates" where you can place your designs and they have specific directions on their website you need to follow to get everything to turn out correctly. You can do some awesome things like etching into the material to show it's dimensions or lines (in this case I used it show it was a 20mm width design as well as where the "fold" lines are). Pricing I got all these designs cut out into acrylic templates for $56.59 shipped. This was on the 31" x 15" piece of acrylic but they have smaller sizes too which cost less. The designs were cut out on 3mm thick clear acrylic. Turnaround Time This was the fifth order I've placed with them. The most recent order was placed October 23rd, went into production on October 26th, was shipped on October 30th and arrived on November 2nd. So roughly 10 days from order to delivery at my front door. Pretty wild. Outcome Here are a few of the templates I've had made which help in either deciding if I'm going to get cutting dies made out of the designs or for more one off designs. - Tall wallet - Two piece watch straps which I ended up turning into cutting dies. - NATO straps Final Thoughts As I said -- this is a good company to check out if you're still cutting out projects based off hand cut card board templates. This will definitely help your game! I know this sounds like a company shill post, but I'm 100% not affiliated with Ponoko and receive nothing from this post. I just think more people need to know about them since they're so affordable. Let me know if you have any questions!