As many others have on here, I purchased a laser with an interest in doing lake maps. Thanks to the forum, I had a great head start, and this went pretty smoothly.
This started as a Wisconsin DNR PDF lake survey, that I had to trace the contours for the cuts in Inkscape. That was most of the upfront learning and time. Actually etching and cutting on the Glowforge was a breeze.
I’d change some of the steps on assembly/ staining. But it still came out nice. Wish I would have bought a Glowforge sooner.