These are some bracers Ive been working on. Tonight I got all the straps glued, and the sewing holes hammered through. It took me quite a number of hours, and I still have quite a bit of work left on them. (sewing, lining, more glueing, and this is only the top side!)
Hammering/glueing for 4 hours gives you plenty of time to daydream about how much easier this would be if you had a glowforge to cut all those slits for you! Needless to say im looking forward to seeing how much more efficiently I can put things like this together.