10/14: I received the email!
10/21: I received a message telling me they would send the Proofgrade package first
10/25: I get a UPS notification for a package coming between 1:30 and 5:30 on 10/26
10/26 1:10 pm: I get an email from GF that my machine is on it’s way with tracking number
10/26 4:00 pm: My actual Glowforge machine arrived
10/27: Proofgrade materials will arrive, hopefully will be left without a signature
I wonder if being in Berkeley sped the process up a lot to where the machine outpaced the notification. Oh well, I own a laser cutter!
I had to rearrange my whole apartment to make a place for the machine, and it’s still so messy from the process that I need to clean the whole place before I ask a volunteer in to put it on its table. So for now there’s just a giant box in the middle of my main room. I hope to have it set up either this weekend or next weekend.
The machine itself looks clean, undamaged and the top door opens cleanly as far as I can tell. The box was missing 1 handle, and another was broken.
Until then it feels like there’s a huge amount to learn that won’t make true sense until I can work with it hands on. Whether my venting set up works is still a big question mark.