And so with the help of some custom etched brass from Ponoko, some leather from Tandy, and my Glowforge, I was finally able to do it:
Yes, it really works. No, I’m not very good at using it without referring to an instruction manual.
I still have some tweaks to make, but I’m so excited to finally hold it! I have to admit that being able to make this was like 70% of the reason I got my Glowforge.