I hit tandy leather and got a raw veg tan side (super deal), then scored a more finished veg tan that is really supple to the touch (decent deal). I also saw that the javelina hide was on sale for $50 off, I’ve been eyeing that for ages, so I went for it. I also grabbed green leather waterstain, slowly building up a collection of colors. The highlight is definitely that javelina, it’s so interesting, check it:
It’s probably chrome tanned, so I’ll be extra careful with ventilation, but it’s pretty thin so I bet it’ll cut nicely.
Then I went next door to Woodcraft (literally next door, this strip mall is laser heaven) and snagged a really nice piece of 1/8" curly maple.
Me too, some leather for lasermade xmas gifts, it’s an investment
Pretty sure I’ll come out ahead compared to traditional bought gifts. I got plans, see. And now I also got a little extra leather for other stuff, which isn’t the worst.
I did a Proofgrade order last weekend. Picked up this clamping station at Menards yesterday.
The parking was outside the lot … all shopping carts were in use. Checkout lines went to the back of the store and then half way across the back. Was difficult to get anywhere due to multiple checkout lines blocking aisles.
Wasn’t sure I needed it … but, for the price … thought I’d give it a go!
Well my only Black Friday purchase was another tool to remove large areas of wood… (I bought it local, and upgraded the bar to the 24" bar). It went to work at the barn to get a large tree out of one of the paddocks. WAAAAY faster than the Glowforge!