Mrs. S. here.
- Here is a holder for cutting mats. It’s not ultra sophisticated, but it is useful. Made from 5mm maple ply. The kerf is SNUG so get your mallet, but it works great. I used a subtle nod to Memphis design and glued the cutout side circles to the base as feet. Happy holidays and thanks you to all who participate here with their generous knowledge.
- 5 years in, I have found having a home hobby laser to be a “never without” thing. I like GF and LOVE the visual accessibility improvements from years ago (blind/color blind). I like the machine, its capabilities, and understand its limits. I make cool stuff. I am decidedly uncool, but I make cool stuff.
My sole design grudge is cleaning the fans. Small design improvements could have made that so much simpler, like the ability to open the top panel to access the exhaust fan and flipping the gantry so the air assist fan blows the same direction as the exhaust fan. And that honeycomb “safety” grill on the back of a fan that connects to a duct? Hateful.
Also, I know a lot of people are concerned about refurb machines but our first GF had a tantrum and our refurb has been more reliable, so FWIW, and I hear the disgruntlement, it’s not as big a concern as one might think. At least from our use case.
Although I rarely post I do read, learn, enjoy and marvel at this wonderful group. I have GF crushes on some of you (ooh!) and your wonderful, ingenious ideas.
Keep making! Live well!