I got my pro on Friday and have been playing with the Glowforge nearly non-stop sense but figured I’d share a quick update now that I have a longer engrave going. There’s still a lot I want to test but since I’m completely new to lasers, I’m starting slow.
My first project (after the founders ruler) was the pen holder from the catalog. It’s come in very handy already.
Next up was a keychain (although I know it’s not sturdy enough for how I treat my keys).
I made some Destiny themed items, some for me and some as part of an order from someone in my clan.
Decided to play with some acrylic, too.
Testing depths for inlays.
A mix of my own design and a design off Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1754158). This showed me how nice it is to be able to iterate until I get what I’m looking for. Draftboard and cardboard were super useful, too.
Now I have a Catan board running that’ll take quite a while. Having never even seen a laser cutter in person (at least that I can recall), I have to say this thing is a dream. I’ve always wanted to make things at home that don’t look homemade and the allowed me to do it within minutes of getting it out of the box. I also have to say thank you to everyone who has shared their knowledge on the forums. It’s been so nice to just search here and get useful information now that I know what I need to know.