Don’t be mad, but I bought my Glowforge second-hand, new in the box. I got lucky.
As soon as I got it home, I immediately ran the vent hose out the window and got started cutting.
I wasn’t really a fan of the founders ruler, so I went with the Good Measure keychain as my first print instead:
Then I designed and cut a stand for my 3D printed Venus of Willendorf:
Next up was a pair of earrings for my wife (a huge Harry Potter fan):
While I was at it I figured I’d design some more earrings (need to glue on studs) for her for the Halloween season:
I’m having a lot of fun. It’s not without its frustrations (precision alignment being the main one), but the GF team has made this thing so easy to use otherwise, kudos to them.
Next I’d like to venture into cutting leather. Specifically, I need a new wallet. I haven’t found any good tutorials on designing for cutting leather wallets, with stitching holes, etc. If anyone has good resources, I’d love to see them.