I wanted to try something with leather for a while, but hadn’t yet gotten around to a suitable project. Since I also wanted to test the catalog a bit I found a nice little design for a drawstring bag that looked like fun. It didn’t specifically call out that it was customizable, but it’s got a big blank spot in the middle and I’m using a laser
So, I purchased the design in the catalog and it showed up in my list of projects as I followed the convenient link provided after purchase. I grabbed a sheet of the thin leather and dropped it into the Glowforge. A couple of minutes later I had nicely cut bag components sitting on the bed. Before picking them up though I decided to customize it a bit by putting a pirate logo onto it. I did a few tests of the pattern first to make sure I was getting it right. Once I felt I had the right settings for what I wanted I used the camera to place it in the middle of the circle and etched it.
I got curious and looked it up when I got a lootcrate with an AC pin, cause I had always liked the various logos.
The insignia bares some resemblance to the symbol of the Freemasons, the square and compasses.
-the Assassins are also a ‘secret society’
It resembles the bottom side of an eagle skull.
-Eagle forms an integral part of the game, both symbolically and spiritually.
It resembles a hooded figure hiding its face.
-the protagonist is nearly always wearing a hood.
Many years ago, while working in the bank, this little leather bag was left behind by someone and after waiting an appropriate amount of time for them to reclaim it, I asked and was given permission to keep it for myself. The original drawstring, which was a cord more like a shoestring, is now gone. It’s soft as ‘buttah’, and holds my 15 old silver dollars which I also bought while working in the bank. An old farmer came in one day with a bag of coins to run through our counting machine. Just a bag of old silver dollars, that all. If foresight were money, I could have afforded to buy more than just $15 dollars worth.
There was a discussion the other night about being the executor of an estate that eventually wound its way to men hiding stashes of money to a woman saying after her father passed, a metal worker, they found four metal tubes over a foot long each filled with silver dollars. Like rolls of coins, but with a metal sleeve.
Yikes! Quite the find! It’s actually surprising that silver dollars are worth so little money, today. Of course, mine are no longer in great condition because I never made sure they were protected properly. My ‘youngest’ dollars are from 1921…and several of them much older. I was going to give my three kids, 5 of these dollars, each, but decided I should wait until I was confident they wouldn’t go spend them at the 7-11 up the hill! They’re way past that now, so perhaps I should go with that plan.