I have only had one evening with my Glowforge so far. I made the ruler then a puzzle and went full bore into a leather wallet.
Since I live in Tampa and work in aviation I made my wallet with the local aviation sectional chart. I am happy with the project but had a few issues that perhaps I can get advice on.
Leather stinks! The Glowforge seems to leak a bit. I added foam to areas I could to seal off the leaks and upgraded to better hose clamps which helped with the cutting but my wallet has that smell and it’s like repellent for my wife.
I need to work on my photoshop skills. I desaturated the photo and messed with the curves but still found some parts of the map seem muted or just blurry together. I etched directly onto this leather and used the top setting
Leather should be treated right? Should I have tanned this? Is there a way to remove the burnt smell from it, maybe bring back that new leather smell?
This was the executive wallet design on the catalogue. It’s a nice wallet but already half a inch thick. It also took me a while to sew it together. It didn’t help that I put the pockets on upside down and had to remove them. If you get this design plan a good 4 hours for assembly. It says 2-4. My goal was to make a wallet and see how it went. I did that. Now I’m going to design my own. Any tips from your experience would be appreciated.