First Post here!

I got my glowforge last week and it has been intimidating but I’ve made a few small stuff testing my drawings.



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Welcome to the community! I think your drawings are fabulous…as is the coloring on the cut-outs. Looking forward to seeing more things that you make.

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Welcome to the forum! These are beautiful pieces to get started with.

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Oh, very cute! I really like your quirky designs and the cool colors. More, please!

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These are adorable! I especially like the pencil!

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Welcome to the forum.
I think the Glowforge is really going to be a great tool for you judging from this start. You are obviously talented.

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Welcome! If these are just your tests I can’t wait to see what you make once you start getting into it more! I love those colors by the way. It might just be the lighting but they seem to be really bright and saturated while still being matte. What did you use?

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Welcome to the fun house! Thanks for sharing the first steps into your new adventure. A new door has opened for you! :sunglasses:

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Welcome and congrats on your new Glowforge! Your designs are really cute - I especially like the milk and cookie!!

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Welcome

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You’re off to a great start. Welcome!

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Thank you all very much! This is really exciting.

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Thank you! I am using Montana and posca acrylic markers and on the small ones like the whale I am adding a bit of UV resin on top.

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I didn’t think about doming with UV resin. That is a great idea.
Now where did I put that blacklight??

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Welcome! Your drawings and first pieces are lovely. Looking forward to seeing more of your work :slight_smile:

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These are great! Welcome aboard.

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Very nice start! Welcome!!! Love your pencil!

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Welcome! These are super cute and colorful!

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:sparkles: A D O R A B L E :sparkles:

Omg!!!

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WELCOME!! Your drawings are incredible!!

Here are some links to explore.

GLOWFORGE LINKS

Massive Google Docs Link— MAKE SURE AND GO INTO ALL THE TOP HEADINGS

Glowforge SETTINGS - Google Drive

Glowforge Customers Training Center - Tips and Tricks, Handy Links - Google Sheets

A. Making boxes with the Glowforge

Make A Box: Generate Laser Cutter Templates for Enclosures!

MakerCase - Easy Laser Cut Case Design

Box Designer

Boxes.py

Online File Generators for Laser Cutting - Maker Design Lab

B. FREE SVGs

Laser cutting designs | Craftsmanspace

Free SVG Image & Icon. | SVG Silh

Free Laser Cut Templates, Download Laser Cutting Designs

SVGCuts.com Blog

Ponoko

C. Free Clipart

http://clker.com/search/new/1

D. 40 Places to get free SVGS

https://madewithforge.com/free-glowforge-files/

F. Different blogs and websites

Made with Forge - Tips, Tutorials, and Freebies for Glowforge

Make CNC DIY Projects & Products | MakeCNC.com

Hacker Factor: Glowforge Notes

Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers |

G. Converting websites Farwest makes it easy to convert inches to decimals.

CloudConvert

Zamzar - video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter

DXF to SVG (Online & Free) — Convertio

H. Supplies

Ocooch Hardwoods - Thin Wood for Scroll Sawing, Laser Engraving/Cutting, Woodturning, Intarsia and More

Glowforge SETTINGS - Google Sheets

I. Learn to design

Glowforge Training Center - Raster Design - Google Sheets

Glowforge Customers Training Center - 2D Vector Design - Google Drive

J. Online Classes

Online Classes by Skillshare | Start for Free Today

Online Courses - Learn Anything, On Your Schedule | Udemy

K. YouTube Channels

Lady Crockett Crafts

Troy the Maker

Fresh Start Customs

ToolMetrix

WayofWood

Panthera Press

ThinkLaser Limited

John Kuiphoff

When Geeks Craft

L. YouTube Channels to learn Inkscape

TJ Free

Logos by Nick

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