I want to set up a cutting jig to register a part in the glowforge, but I am planning to do a thick piece, i.e. too thick for the crumb tray. In the past, I’ve done simple jigs by cutting cardboard scrap. For example, if I want to line up my workpiece at 1" in both X and Y, I put in a scrap of cardboard and cut out lines at 1" in either axis. But my understanding is that this would not work if you were aiming for the bottom of the machine with the crumb tray removed.
Has anyone got a solution for this? The reason I ask is that I want to transfer a part between the Glowforge and my CNC router and want to have the same 0,0 point on both machines. Typically I would do this by lining up the workpiece against a known reference on each machine as described above.
On the other hand, I noticed after a recent job that the camera view seemed to be a lot better aligned than previously.
To compound matters, the part I want to work on is an irregular piece of live-edged wood, so I would likely be dealing with that, too.
Thanks for any suggestions.