I finally got my Kiwiforge up and running and got to play with it all weekend so I decided to make a few versions of some minimalist earring holder/organizers. Both need a lot of tweaking but I’m pretty over the moon for my first attempt at designing for the laser.
The second one flips up on a hinge (that I stole from a cigar box ) because I can never get those teeny tiny bits on the earring backs right.
As much as I love this machine I do have to say that there are a few things that I feel like were oversold by the GF marketing team because I have never used a laser and wasn’t sure what to expect (which, of course, was pure ignorance on my part.) The first is that in the initial video you see the GF in kitchens, offices, living rooms, other places in your house and I (again naively) thought it would be fine in my living room (I live in a tiny one bedroom apt) unit the air filter arrived because my studio/workspace where I want to use it doesn’t have a window. Um, no. IT IS FREAKING LOUD. And unless the air filter is over the top incredible, it’s pretty smelly. I would never suggest to anyone I like that they should keep this in their living room, kitchen, etc. The other thing is that I scoured this forum for safety tips (because I am a naturally anxious person) but I feel like the safety reading in the manual was not written for an average joe like me.
That being said, those are (partially) my own fault for not doing much research but still things that I think are issues that someone should address at some point. The machine itself is incredible and everybody who has seen it in action is blown away so I’m pretty excited to work on my next projects!