So I’ve had my GF for about a month and I’ve figured out that there are a lot of tools that make lasering easier that aren’t necessarily available on the website, and obviously can’t be endorsed by GF itself.
For example: Painters tape. Like what? It’s amazing. Found that on the forums.
So I was thinking that if there wasn’t a thread already we could start one and add our gadgets and tricks to it. I’ll add all the suggestions and links to the original post. I didn’t find anything in a forum search but if there is one feel free to point me in that direction.
Painter’s Tape - Great for engraving and keeping sharp lines without the gunk you can get. Alternatively suggested that you use transfer tape: https://www.uscutter.com/TransferRite-Medium-Tack-582U https://www.signwarehouse.com/c/enduramask-mht-130-medium-high-tack-transfer-tape https://www.uscutter.com/TransferRite-Medium-Tack-582U
Magnets - Good for holding down light projects.
Honeycomb Pins - Honeycomb bed holdown pins THESE ARE A MUST for holding down thicker materials that may have warped. Also amazing for jigs holding patterned work that requires flipping.
Knit Hook - Meant for loom knitting, but works ridiculously well for pulling up the edges of projects without moving the entire piece of material.
Hand Held Vacuum - Great for cleaning up the little pieces in the forge that are a pain to get to. I would hope it would be obvious but DO NOT USE THIS ON MATERIALS THAT ARE WARM. I mainly use this in the morning after it’s been sitting cold all night. Nobody wants a house fire.
A small flashlight
A tool for weeding such as Gorilla tape or a razor blade
Fine grit sand paper
Baby wipes or orange clean - removes sticky residue left after engraving without masking
Check the comments for specifics!
I’ve learned so much from you guys, just hoping to help out all the other newbies.