First Week

First week. So far so good and loving it.

Started out using inkscape to design and cut out the name Kathy in cardboards.
Then made the Rick and Morty item in inkscape as well.
Made the founder ruler.

Then I moved on to Adobe Illustrator and started taking a crash course in it.
If anyone is starting out for the first time using Illustrator for your glowforge I found these two videos from Christopher Masto to be very helpful.


Using Adobe Illustrator I designed the simple signs. two are for a new friend and started out as a question “Is Kathy Awesome” . So I designed the one that had 3 pieces so it could be arranged as the question, the answer and the answer by Master Yoda “Awesome Kathy Is” :wink: Then I decided to make one solid piece stating well that “Kathy is Awesome”.

The last piece is my day job company logo and what they do underneath. Will probably rework this one a little more but think it turned out great.

So far I have only printed using the draftboard from my sample pack but look forward to using all the other great materials once I get comfortable.

Thanks to everyone in the forums for posting such great things and keeping me motivated to wait for my glowforge. Definitely worth the wait.

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Insert your best “Yoda” voice when reading this one :wink:

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Nice selection of projects! :grinning:

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Thank you. Like most people sure most of my projects will be inspired by the people and things in our lives.

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Looks like you are enjoying your new Glowforge! Some great first projects!

Very nice!

Those two tutorials you mention can be found, along with many others, in the Glowforge Tips and Tricks section, in case you didn’t know about that.

Can’t wait… I see all the creativity in this group. Glad you’re off to such a great start!

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Looks excellent! I just got mine yesterday and cut out a few test things. Quick question for you, do you remember what setting you used for the corrugated cardbaord? I tried some but I think I was going too slow and it kinda started burning. Thanks!

Now if you could only meet somebody named Kathy…

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Search in the Beyond the Manual section. There are several sets of cardboard settings posted there. No one true setting for cardboard not to mention different thicknesses and stuff. The corrugation also provides protected areas for sparks to do their thing, so best to watch it like a hawk even when you do develop settings you like.

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As mentioned below not all cardboard is created equal but the settings I tried I found in Beyond the manual section. Here is a link to what I used.
https://community.glowforge.com/t/settings-for-cutting-scoring-corrugated-cardboard/9713?source_topic_id=18310

I think Matthew is awesome! Amazing.

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She’s reeeaaaallll I swear. She bought me this Plant!!! lol :wink:DSC02815

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I liked your stuff on Instagram even before I saw it here - welcome to the world of Glowforge! :slight_smile:

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