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These pieces were done on a 60 Watt Epilog, and I have since done some on a 90w Full Spectrum. settings are going to be pretty different on a lower power laser, but I am sure it can be done. If possible, try to make a single pass. I would start with maximum power and lower the speed until you get acceptable results. Leather will shrink when exposed to heat and if it gets or stays too hot it can warp badly.If you must make multiple passes to cut through, try using some strong magnets to hold the leather down against the bed and prevent it from moving between passes.
This all depends on the kind of dye you choose, and whether you seal the leather after dying. I get good results from Tandy's leather dying products and also from common wood stains (e.g. MinWax) from the hardware store. Anything that is going to be worn against clothing may bleed when it gets wet or sweaty if it isn't sealed, so I always seal (at minimum the outside of the leather but usually all exposed surfaces) with a product like Tandy's Eco-Flo Satin Shene (sic) or Super Shene. This will give the finished piece a controlled level of shine and prevent the dye from bleeding.
Looks great. I found the pattern would not work for a XD, but I bet you can tweak it a little, to make it fit just about anything.
MAKE A LASER CUT LEATHER HOLSTER FOR YOUR PISTOL
If I dye my holster, how well does the leather hold the color? Will it bleed off the leather a little bit kinda like diy garment fabric dye?
What settings did you use for the laser? I have a 45w Full Spectrum, and any setting I use that makes it all the way through the leather leaves it looking like I threw it in a fireplace....
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MAKE A LASER CUT ACRYLIC SMART PHONE STAND
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