Leather Pencil / Pen Holder

Decided it was time for a new desktop pencil/pen holder so I figured why not make one out of leather.

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You dialed that up to 11. Nice.

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I love this!!

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I love love love love the finish!!

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This is beautiful! Nicely done.

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Exquisite stitching job!

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Love the simple design made all the better in leather!

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What spacing are you using for the holes?

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For this one, I used about 1/8" from the edge and 1/4" between holes.

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Nothing fancy on the finish…just this stuff which always seems to work well…

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Looks great!

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So question if you did a design and then stained it then did another pass to score over a different area would you have dark and light lines?

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I use both of those great products. A received a great tip about Resolene.

Wet a sponge brush and wring out the excess water before you put the sponge brush into the Resolene. This greatly reduces air bubbles on the leather that sometimes appear when the Resolene is brushed onto the leather.

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Very true! When I worked at a leather place they said to do that.

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Since the laser is burning the design into the leather, I think you will still have dark lines.

To get different colors, I have scored the design then only removed certain parts of the masking prior to staining.

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This turned out exquisite!

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Beautiful! I still haven’t used the leather that came with my machine. I gravitate towards wood and acrylic.

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Acrylic and wood are definitely more economical. Waiting for Glowforge to put their leather on sale again. Otherwise, it’s a little pricey.

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What does the design signify, if anything?

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No meaning to the pattern. Just decoration.