Monday, August 3, 2015

3D printed tap-offs

These are still very much a work in process but with each round I've been refining the design and getting closer and closer to a standardized set-up I can use to crank out tap-offs of any size.

At its essence it still comes down to having a raised design on a slab that gets whacked with a mallet.  The design gets transferred straight to the leather so I can get right to cutting and carving without tracing things half a dozen times.

Most of the work left to do involves the centering and sizing but once the design's been cut with a swivel knife it's nice and clean.

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