I still get asked about leather and maps in particular. I made this map for a friend who supplied the leather to experiment with. It was remarkably painless and straight forward, the map was already drawn, I estimated the laser power reasonably well, turned up the resolution and got this map etched in 90 minutes.
So my experiments in leather have been reasonably good. I'm now tempted to buy some stock just in case an order comes but I just can't get over the smell. It's nasty stinky stuff and even now it's finished it's sat on my work bench stinking the place up. Until I get some better extraction I think I'll just be leaving leather for special request jobs.