First steps for making a suspension strap for a gladius scabbard.
Veg tanned leather 0.15” thick. Cuts are full power, speed 140.
Embossed laurel leaves are done with a hand carved acrylic die.
The Glowforge is an ideal tool for cutting leather. Laser cut edges are cleaner than hand cut ones, lacking the fuzzy fringe on the backside. Dying belt edges is traditionaly a tedious task that is eliminated by the uniform dark coloring of the laser cut edges. You can see a mix of both types of cut edges here.