Wanna see what a laser does to 13 oz leather?


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.


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


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


What settings cut through it?


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


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.


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


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


What do you use to mask your leather???


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

Vinyl Transfer Tape (Paper)


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