I made this token for a friend out of medium hard maple.
It’s two-sided, which was a challenge. I couldn’t figure out how to get my AutoCad image into Glowforge, so I printed both sides on paper then used the trace function to get them in. Once in, I lined up one image on top of the other. For some reason they came in at slightly different sizes, so I stretched one to match the other. Then I printed the front with Engrave, and Cut enabled, and the back on Ignore. After the front was engraved and cut, I popped it out and flipped it over, set the front to Ignore, and the back to Engrave(no cut necessary!).
I taped the wood down, to make sure it didn’t move, using blue painter’s tape. It also seemed necessary to put a weight on on the wood, since it was slightly warped, and I wasn’t sure if the difference in height would make a difference to the laser. It came out great, although I have a stack of them that did not. I practiced on plywood, before I put solid maple in. Here’s the back
I also printed both sides without the protective paper. That way I did not have to pick all of the tiny little pieces off. The burn marks cleaned up nicely with some alcohol. The resolution is amazing! Final pic: