Hey everyone, as I progress through testing different types of leathers and styles and settings. Also doing some research, I still have two questions I could use some help with.
I am starting hat company and need leather patches and that led me to glow forge. I got it and have tested things out and seems like I am getting better results with ready to go dyed and conditioned leather pieces than the glow forge style raw leather. Also I like that the colors are consistent and allows for one less step in the creating process of dyeing the leather etc.
However, I am still wondering how people take care of the soot and charring once it is done. I have lowered my power and increased my LPI and seems to be much better and not so burned into leather like it was and also not cutting as deep into leather which is what I want. Does this happen to you or am I still needing to tweak my settings? These patches are meant for hats so I need it tough and able to handle weather conditions as much as a hat is supposed to.
Do people still use conditioner or wash the leather and engraved areas? I see people doing cutting boards to and wonder how this gets cleaned up to not allow the soot like stuff from the engraved to get on food or washed out from cleaning?
thank you for any answered questions and advice. Sorry for the ramble but I am trying to find ways to ask better questions.