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Laser etch your leather wallet and stop a robbery

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This is a simple instructable of laser etching your leather wallet but it might also lead to prevent a robbery like in the movie Pulp Fiction. The other day a friend forwarded me a funny news where a Local Man Stops Robbery By Quoting Pulp Fiction in Jonestown, AZ. I haven't verified if this is a real story but it gave me the motivation to laser etch my wallet with the laser cutter. For those who haven't seen Pulp Fiction, this is the scene I'm talking about:


I know you can purchase a “Bad Mother F*cker” wallet online from different vendors but honestly they don't look nice and there is something cool about taking your wallet and telling people you customized it.
 
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Step 1: Leather Wallet and Font

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The first step is to find a leather wallet (or use your own). I actually purchased this one on Amazon because mine was not real leather.

Second, you will need to download the Bad Mofo Font. You can download it from Fontsy but I also included it directly on this instructable because you never know if people will start charging for the fonts in the future.

Step 2: Design your wallet

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Open Corel Draw or Illustrator and use the dimensions of the wallet. Type: BAD MOTHER FUCKER and center it on the rectangle.
Export or convert your file as a bitmap and then select Print. Depending on the Laser Cutter you will need to set the power and speed of the laser. You will also need to focus the lens before you print.

Step 3: Testing

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As this was my first attempt with the laser cutter I first etched a piece of scrap plywood. I put the piece on the upper left so I can align and square the plywood (and then the wallet) with the laser cutter.
stijnineter8 months ago
what was that bible phrase again
vicvelcro8 months ago
I'm gonna do this after the holidays. Too cool, man!
MrRedBeard8 months ago
Hahaha awesome! Samuel L. Jackson would be so proud.