Glowforge Compass Rose Notebook Cover
Posted by
cynd11
USA 
Joined Nov 8, '15 

I’ve been wanting to try the free Compass Rose Notebook Cover ever since they loaded it to my home page. I did substitute a different design (from one of my Dover Design books) for engraving on the front, just to be contrary.

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The leather is from Tandy and is a veg-tanned black pigskin lining leather, very thin and floppy. I originally bought it for a different project but it turned out to be way too thin for that but it works okay for this project. I applied some masking to the leather in the area of the engraving, then after engraving I gently tapped it with a Q-tip dipped in gold acrylic paint (Golden Fluid Acrylic paint in Iridescent Gold). The thread is Ritza Tiger thread in the 0.6mm size, from Amazon. I saddle-stitched the notebook, then filled it with an inexpensive 3.5x5" paper notebook from Michaels ($5 for a pack of 3). That’ll do until I get my hands on a Field notebook.


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