I'm working to make a set of battle greaves. I'm trying t a new process and thought I'd show some of the process.
First thing I did was get some leather. Pig belly from tandy did the trick. Then I used a leather groover. Seems ok.
Then I decided to use a laser cutter/etcher on it.
I used some scrap pieces and did some testing:
looks ok, then I stained it. I realized that the image quality of the intial capture was lower than planned. So I redid it
then I worked to make a pattern to have on the greave
this was a first attempt:
I then cleaned it up, scaled it up
and then broke adobe illustrator. I mean it said I wasn't even allowed to save the file. I lamented. Then problem solved. It turned out I was using too many images in the pattern and the images were so small adobe illustrator took personal affront.
I started over and redid the image/pattern.
then etched it.
Some good results:
Here is a close up
This will be the base, I am planning on putting the republic and temple logos on the front of the greaves
I made a test etch and was pretty pleased. I'll probably stain them later
I then think I'm going to take the logo that adi gallia has on her gauntlet (also in the jedi temple floor)
Rogue Five: Thanks for all the effort Luke. It's such a great way to support the forum
May 18, 2017 16:10:38 GMT -5
ARKM: Yes. Thank you Luke.
May 18, 2017 16:36:09 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: Thank you guys for working together to pay the bills. We're way way in the black for this year and most likely part of next year and we still have 40 coins to go. All but six coins have shipped as of this morning. I needed a few clarifications for them.
May 18, 2017 17:19:43 GMT -5