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Files available on Dropbox:
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Advantages of the leather gauntlet:
- Nice, tight fit.
- You can't break leather. Okay, maybe a 10-year-old kid being a 10-year-old kid will find a way to break the wrist pins, but that's what testing is for.
- Leather is cool. The Fonze didn't wear a plastic jacket.
- Does not require a large build plate. If your printer isn't big enough for a thermoformed gauntlet, this is for you.
- Fits no matter what. Did the recipient work out and get bigger arms? Did he put a couple extra socks on his arm because he's going out in winter? The gauntlet will adjust, it's leather.
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-It isn't entirely 3D printed. However, it does use some 3D printed parts, so it is still technically high tech.
-You have to do some sewing. Honestly, learning to sew leather was not as hard as I thought it would be. A few minutes watching internet videos covered it.
- I'm not sure if the wrist pin is stable enough. It might have to be a little more substantial. I have various ideas on how to do this, but first I'd like to see if I can get any feedback from users.
This takes a little more work to make, but I believe the results can be really good. Perigrine had some really good things to say about leather, so I wanted to try it. There's a pattern to make it easy, so everyone should be able to make one of these without too much trouble.