I’m debating getting a CNC machine (such as an X-Carve) to work with wood (and I also am waiting on Glowforge shipment). Reading the cutting ability FAQ question, I can figure out that my goal of cutting 18mm wood is more CNC and less Glowforge, but here’s what the FAQ says:
Glowforge performs well with many materials 1/4" and less on a single pass. It can accommodate material as thick as 1/2", but may require multiple passes or flipping the material over.
So, just to set my expectations here with this application, my example 18mm wood MAY be able to be cut [very slowly] with a flip-over and the registration would work?
Image shows 1/4" and 1/2" in millimeters (Ignore width of gap, I’m just talking about a straight cut.)