So… After waiting for two years after I ordered the thing, and reading all of your posts in the forums and getting excited about all of the things I could do once I got a Glowforge, it finally arrived! Two weeks ago… and I still haven’t printed anything…
I have a few problems. First, I can’t decide what to print. Part of me just wants to get it over with and print the Founder’s Ruler just so I can say I’ve used it. But another part of me wants to try to create my own things to print. But then I downloaded Inkscape and it isn’t a fun tool to use. Finally, I don’t want to “waste” the materials I do have, because other than ordering the ProofGrade materials from here, I don’t know where to get any more.
This morning, I was trying to use the puzzle pattern, that is included and add a photo to it. The problem I ran into was that the photo wasn’t the same shape as the puzzle, so if I just printed it the way it was, I would have had like an inch of dark engraving in the wood that wasn’t even going to be cut for the puzzle. The built-in tools don’t have any option to modify a layer after you import it, so now I have to go figure out a way to make the pic the same dimensions as the puzzle, or waste time, electricity and materials engraving extra stuff onto the ProofGrade materials I have.
I know I’m whining, but I’m curious if anyone else has been paralyzed with indecision when getting theirs and how they got over it. lol