Leather and wood business cards
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primal_healer
FSJ 
Joined Oct 21, '15 

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I have been talking with my local tack shop in town and they seem interested in my laser cutting services so i decided to make them a custom bushiness card in hopes they think of me when they need something.

Started out with a wooden card by engraving 2 pieces of veneer and sticking them together.
I engraved a cabin/ settler scene to fit with the theme of the store.

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This is some paper backed preglued white birch veneer i had laying around.
I attempted to design a business card but don’t really know much about making things pretty. I included a qr code with info about what materials i can use as well as my personal info so people can scan it if they wish and add me to their contacts easily.

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Found some leather scrap and thought what would be better for a tack shop than a leather business card or to incorporate it in there somehow.
Took some fine adjustment but wound up with this.

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Was a really fine line between scorching the leather and and getting a nice gradient ended up with settings of 1000 speed,7 pews, 22 LPI, convert to dots, pattern density set at 0-100% and no masking material. in hindsight i would add a but more power as i lost some of the fine details. I coated the fronts and backs with some butcher block oil and finish after a little bit of sanding with some 400 grit paper to give it a nice smooth feel in the hand.

I hope they find it interesting and decide to call on me. If they do it might be a good idea to make tailored back panels for specific businesses in town as well as a generic design that could show off what I can do with the :glowforge:

Thanks for your time have a great day. :beers:


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