Easy and cheap window vent! (without having to use your glowforge to make it!)

Hey all! Just got my glowforge in the mail- instead of grabbing the 1K solution or risking a non-vented first pass with the machine we came up with this! Under the photos I’ve added some links.

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Home Depot:
-# 4 in. Inline Vent Draft Blocker
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-4-in-Inline-Vent-Draft-Blocker-BD04HD/205046954?mtc=Shopping-B-F_D26P-G-D26P-26_2_AIR_CIRCULATION_ACCES-Generic-NA-Feed-LIA-NA-NA-EvapCoolers&cm_mmc=Shopping-B-F_D26P-G-D26P-26_2_AIR_CIRCULATION_ACCES-Generic-NA-Feed-LIA-NA-NA-EvapCoolers-71700000052590836-58700005054698692-92700050204976260&gclid=Cj0KCQjwu6fzBRC6ARIsAJUwa2TYgOPQbjWgyuxuH-tG-qJtF_4g4aOnOOOMjEMJnypb9DtfnF6iCfsaAkCKEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
-Poplar wood plank (we made sure the length was right for our window- you can ask people at home depot to trim it for you)
-all you have to do is cut a circular hole in the wood and then remove the plastic circular cover, but can put it back in when you dont use your machine.

Hope this helps!

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Love it! I just got my GF and while I was waiting on it to arrive I built the identical window vent using the same draft blocker! I just used an old pine board I had laying around. I painted the inside of the board the same color as my wall paint so it blends nicely. Works great, looks great, and cost under $10.

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Beautiful.
I will add that for ~$30 you can get an inline fan and attach it to your board - you can then turn off the fan inside the :glowforge: and beautiful (almost) silence will descend.

It’s frickin’ amazing :slight_smile:

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