First post! Hi everyone.
I have lots of 6oz vegetable tanned leather at my disposal, and I found that the proofgrade settings for thick leather cut through it perfectly in one pass. I quickly drew up a design for martingale collars and got to work.
There’s also a piece of 3oz garment leather layered behind these, and I used the medium leather settings to cut those out.
Yeah, the community is weirdly beautiful with it’s throwback attitude of a much kinder, gentler, supportive internet . I’m certain that without it, the GF would not be nearly as cool as it is. There is just a naturally nice harmony to the group and everyone works hard to keep it that way. There’s a small core group of original beta GF users, those of us who lived vicariously through them and now lots of new members contributing to the good vibe. There’s a cool eclectic mix of artists, engineers and other builders and there are some really brilliant folks on here. Hopefully the forum doesn’t dissolve into a typical internet group anytime soon.
If you search back though old posts you’ll end up down a very deep rabbit hole of art and information. (If you get bored enough, search for the dance-offs ) This is the best place to get help and tips etc. and it acts as the GF manual. Happy you finally wandered in!
I find myself saying WOW! pretty much every day here. These are great! I LOVE the way the rivets actually ‘blend’ into the starry sky design. (Love it so much, probably gonna poach the idea, perhaps for a key tag.) Best dressed dog at the dog park, no doubt!
A warm welcome to you here in the forum! I love the brilliant gem-toned colors you used for those collars…and the clouds are a beatifully subtle addition. Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity.