Well, come Tue, I’ll have had my GF+ for 1 week. Prior to it arriving I spent some time on here learning some sh…tuff and teaching myself Inkscape. Today I did my first real project, no guidance, feeling my way in the dark and all, never having used a laser printer prior to last Tue and never hearing about Inkscape before 2 months ago.
I had a photo of a Celtic Knot Trivet that I have hung on to with hopes that some day I could make one. I had to work it in Inkscape from a rough pic and build the pattern from the ground up, the artwork took me about 6 1/2 hrs., got a lot more to learn I guess. I had some left over 1/4" scrap wood from an old scroll saw project so I cleaned it up, sanded and masked it. I did a cut test on the two different kinds of wood, still got to learn more about that too. I did the cuts, it was a 3 level cut for 3 different types of wood so I had to be particular about what got cut where and how. Oh, almost forgot, I did my first manual settings for the cuts, that had me just a bit anxious but it was an accomplishment.
All said and done, I think I have about 11 hrs. in the whole project but for my first I think it came out pretty decent. My sister-in-law better appreciate it come Christmas!
Celtic Knot Trivet|666x500
Any constructive criticism would be helpful.
I’d say it came out a lot better than decent! Fabulous is more like it!
You did a lovely job, and I am sure she will like it very much. Since she doesn’t have a Glowforge (I am guessing) she will have no idea how much thought and effort went into this gift. Should you make others, I suggest you consider enlarging the words a bit.
I think the wood came out beautifully. For the future, I would also change the font. Larger, and something more in the Celtic theme… But then again, that could be overkill, not sure.
Thanks, the words were just an afterthought, I didn’t really want to overpower the art work, but yes you are right they could have been bigger but…I’m learning
In that case, you don’t even need the words looks great without them.
yes but even as an after thought, it will personalize it for her and my brother, before the Covid, they did a lot of entertaining and the words seem to fit them. Definitely appreciate the feed back, it gives me things to think about and adjust moving forward.
I love Celtic knots and that one is beautiful.
My perception? Perfect!
It has a “polish” on it that reflects a design skill beyond a novice. Nice work!
I think it’s beautiful. Very fond of Celtic work.
I think this is really lovely…especially for your first project from concept, to design, to completion. Congrats…you’re on your way!
A gorgeous piece of work. I understand making do with what is handy so not really a criticism but I would try to have the grain run with the wood and not use MDF for very much (though I may be in a minority on that point) I have discovered that unless totally sealed it returns to its original sawdust way too quickly,
Also, I run this for each new material and keep it as a reference set of what works and what doesn’t, and what settings will burn it or not.
Wow, we are looking forward to seeing more of what you make. Very nice gift.
Stunning work! Admittedly, I have a wee soft spot for all things Celtic, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is absolutely beautiful.
This is amazing for your first design! I really look forward to what other designs you come up with!
I think you are going to be a great addition to this community!
Thank you all, as a community, you are more than kind. I have some sh…tuff in the works.
Super nice layered design—well done!
Lovely project - too pretty to put hot items on and possibly mess up! I’m looking forward to seeing what else you make.
I love the layered design of this. It makes for a really nice contrast.