Wanna see what a laser does to 13 oz leather?


#1

I did up a swatch on some 13 oz vegetable tanned leather I got from a large online leather retailer (rhymes with Candy). Figured I would share my swatch so not everyone has to go through this nonsense.

I should have masked, but you get the idea. Low speeds and high power = not great choice.


#2

Try 2% and 1000 speed. No mask except when cutting through it.


#3

I bet the smell was something…:grimacing::face_vomiting:


#4

What settings cut through it?


#5

Didn’t get that far. I’ll probably start at 500, full power at one pass to start with.


#6

Smelled a bit like burnt meat, not as terrible as you’d think. Of course, I did have it vented outside, so I didn’t get the brunt of it.


#7

Here is an example of what I was able to do with the same type of leather from the same supplier.

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Yes, I masked the material before cutting and scoring. Cutting took 2 to 3 passes using the PG medium leather settings.


#8

What do you use to mask your leather???


#9

Any kind of paper masking works - I use something similar to this, but buy it in larger rolls:

Vinyl Transfer Tape (Paper)


#10

Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate your help :slight_smile: