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nutmeg:
Threw together this desktop organizer over the weekend. It was a nice project to learn the CNC router on, and I think the end result came out pretty well:







nutmeg:
Knocked out this prototype sunglasses case tonight. Needs some slight size adjustments, and I think the final variant will require some type of liner (felt, suede maybe?), but overall I'm really happy with how it came out.











Enjoying a cold one after a long day at the workbench...



If anyone has a suggestion for a good liner material, I'd love to hear it.

flimmuur:
I bought some offcuts of leather from a local craftsman and was going to try some lasercutting with them.  Do I need to sand and burnish the edges, or can I get away with just the cut edge?

nutmeg:

--- Quote from: flimmuur on September 09, 2017, 01:43:26 PM ---I bought some offcuts of leather from a local craftsman and was going to try some lasercutting with them.  Do I need to sand and burnish the edges, or can I get away with just the cut edge?

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Sorry for the slow response, I haven't been checking back in here as often as I used to.

You can get away without sanding/burnishing edges, but I would wipe them down to remove the charring. Also, if you aren't going to bevel/sand/burnish the edges, I would put down some type of masking film on both sides of the leather, to prevent darkening of the finished surfaces near the cuts. I don't do this myself, only because the area that is darken is typically removed when I bevel and sand the edges.

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