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1: I'm new to Glowforge and really have no idea where to start
Hey, welcome to the forum!
Glowforge has a getting started page, it’s definitely worth your time:
When you’re ready for even more info, you’ll find everything in here interesting and useful, read through it and everything it links to.
1a: What else should I buy to go with my Glowforge?
Here’s a roundup of good threads about this.
2: I want to find masking/tape to cover my materials
Cash is king here. Click through for a recommendation for inexpensive masking material.
3: I want to design/make a box
There are lots of sites that help you create boxes,here’s a listing.
Is there a free box building website
4: What materials are dangerous to laser?
A nice roundup of things to look out for.
5: Why won't my laser cut through my material?
Not sure about why, but this is how you troubleshoot it.
Plywood is sometimes inconsistent, especially if you buy it from a big box retail store. Here’s a trick that might help you figure out if your plywood has problems.
6: I don't know what settings to use to cut my material
It’s fast and easy to test. Click the link for more info.
If you want to look at a list of materials, feel free, but beware these settings are just estimates. Testing is much better in the long run. Anyway, here you go:
7: Are there any tricks to removing masking from lots of parts?
Yes, there are!