Prototyping for leather

EVA foam seems like a pretty good stand-in for leather. It’s more melty, so it has a bigger kerf, but it makes up for that by being similar in terms of pliability and texture. :slight_smile:

30 Likes

Well, that’s cool! What did you use to fasten it? :grinning:

2 Likes

This stuff @timjedwards told me about:

9 Likes

The * says fingers only take 15 seconds :wink:

Sigh. And if I had actually read the fine print instead of making a joke… the fine print actually says instantly.

2 Likes

I guess that’s why the first two words of the instructions are “wear gloves.” :wink:

1 Like

Neato! Where did you buy your foam?

2 Likes

Pretty much any of the craft stores have it. I got mine at Craft Warehouse. It’s 0.08" thick, and came in a rainbow stack of 5" x 7"-ish sheets.

Really nice job! Also, there are so many color choices!

1 Like

Thank you for this Tip Geek2nurse, your strap came out looking great too. Would you also share your settings with this material too, to get a good starting point on how to cut and engrave ? Cheers :slightly_smiling_face:

I used the settings posted here: https://community.glowforge.com/t/birch-ply-and-eva-foam-coasters/14564

1 Like