Digital leatherwork

(Rich Maynard) #1

I just made my first ever leather thing.

With some help from this book

Laser cut the shape and the stitching holes and then saddle stitched the cover together. The flower stamp I 3D printed and pushed in with a bench press. Probably needs to be a bit sharper…

The whole process was really easy, and I think looks great even if I say so myself.!

(Neil Munro) #2

Hi Rich,
showed this to my other 1/2 , an ex-prof. leather carver and she was well impressed with the hole cutting!
Laser cut holes will have no weak points unlike those made with an awl.
To get the leaf impression to stay really requires the top layer of the leather to be cut and one side pressed down.