Well apparently I’ve been spending the last two years fixated on schedule and shipping. I sure didn’t take the time to learn how I’m actually going to be a Glowforge Ninja. Oh, but I’ll get there, grasshopper.
After printing the ruler, I found myself starting at the screen tapping my fingers. Oh boy, I says to myself. Now what. I know… I’ll cruise over to the catalog and print out a drone with rubber band gattling guns!
By the way… Catalog is looking kinda light, don’t you think?
Anyway, I thought I would try to figure this thing out. So I grabbed a drawing my wife did inspired by Cape Dorset Inuit art.
Here is what I learned:
- I imported the drawing directly (and by directly, I mean BOOM) into Adobe Illustrator using Adobe Capture app on my phone.
- I’m afraid of illustrator, so I took a deep breath and reduced the size, added a layer, and drew a cut box.
- I saved the file and added it to my glowforge, right under the hole left by the ruler.
-this was a bit unclear to me, but I managed to select the box and indicated cut, and select the bird and indicated engrave. I was thrown by the selection method where the line changed between magenta and blue depending if you hoover on the buttons. I’m going to have to study this a bit.
- oh, and I learned that if you accidentally close the tab, you can’t get back. Like ever.
My wife likes the way it came out. She offered to weed it for me. I gave her some gaffers tape. She enjoyed it. She said it is just like waxing your legs.
So I’m sure you can help me get straight on some of this. I’m a little overwhelmed and a bit surprised by that. But one thing is sure… This here glowforge was completely, utterly, and without any doubt worth the wait. It’s a great machine. It’s pretty, solid, and is way quieter than I was expecting.
I simply love it. But it’s not going to make music for me if I don’t become an illustrator and fusion Ninja!
Which I will. Oh, I will.