Twice I have forgotten to reconnect the vent hose. It’s been in the single digits and I don’t have a blast gate so I disconnect the hose. Not too bad, except once it was cutting leather and that’s unpleasant. I had been working on circles with @jules and it turns out that one of the rings we cut was exactly 1.6" in for the center hole so it fits perfectly around the print button on the Glowforge:
That gave me an idea then:
The design process gets a bit clearer for me with each print. On this particular design I first imported it having done nothing to the text I added in Inkscape. A message came up saying that the text was being ignored. So I went back in and decided to engrave the text rather than score it as I have been doing.
Normally I would either use the Hershey text extension or I would convert the text to paths and outline them, with no fill.
This time I did no outline and instead kept a black fill.
My designs usually have three layers, blue for cutting, red for scoring and black fill for engraving. That helps me choose.
When it came time to print, a 13 minute job because of the engraving, I noted that each letter was being engraved separately, like this final separate engraving of the Glowforge . Very precise, if a little different.
The text came out beautifully.
Here is a screenshot of Inkscape. Not the “C” is selected with nodes showing.