Crumb Tray substitute

#1

Hi,

I finally have received my glowforge. But it has been delivered without the accessory box. Hence, I wanted to understand if I can use it without the crumb tray. I read on earlier post that you could use construction paper instead of the tray.

Really would appreciate feedback on this.

Thanks

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#2

You should wait, the accessory box is shipped separate and will be a few days. Using it without the tray without understanding this risk will damage it.

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#3

Sure - most folks end up doing it a lot when they graduate to materials 1/2" and taller. Just stack up enough scrap or something on the bottom of the 'forge that leaves your material within a 1/2" of the lens. The stock crumb tray stands about 1.4" above the floor - so that’s the “0” height of the bed and the 1/2" height is measured from there.

Just do a search here - lots of posts on cutting taller material or things over 1/2" in height that explain the whole process way better than I am.

If you feel really nervous, you can put that construction paper on the bottom of the 'forge so it covers the shiny aluminum sheet to prevent reflections.

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#4

Thank you so much. Will try that. :slight_smile:

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#5

We have wrote to the DHL team. Let’s see, but we are very desperate to use our glowforge. Though, Thank you for the help. :slight_smile:

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#6

Judging by how hard my magnets grab onto the subfloor of the Glowforge, that’s not aluminum.

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#7

Check out this search for some great details on doing so: https://community.glowforge.com/search?expanded=true&q=crumb%20tray%20%23glowforge-tips-and-tricks

But DON’T use construction paper! Use wood, or metal, or something that’s not likely to catch fire! Fire = bad

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#8

Hi ,

So I used the glowforge but we didn’t use it for anything cutting or scoring. I started with engraving , I was quite happy with the results. :slight_smile:. Thank you to all so much :slight_smile:

I used 2 plywood of 12 mm each and covered it the black construction paper and first tried to print on my MacBook. The results were quite satisfactory.

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#9

The more you use it , the more you will like it. :grinning:

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