My Daughter who recently graduated with her masters degree in social work took a job as director of a quaint little non profit outfit called the FOCO Cafe. Stands for Feeding Our Community Ourselves, where you pay what you can, if you can, they are supported by the community grocers,and other businesses.
There are these wooden tokens they use that are getting worn out, and she asked if replacing them was something I could help her with. I was happy to volunteer my time for such an organization, and since glowforge gave me a laser and proofgrade to use, I put it all to good use… .
Oh man, the glowforge proofgrade maple was made for this! Redesign and engraved instead of painted. It won’t wear off.
Other side, BTW the font for the ‘Redeemable’ is Hobo standard
A far superior product, by the grace of glowforge… and @marmak3261 (the list goes on…) for his unwavering willingness to help me with the design when I flounder.
Aaand - since I do have the benefit of a laser, I will include a gift. 1/4" proofgrade acrylic, with one of those LED bases with a remote, that was so cool - I bought a dozen of them.
Only issue is the slot is too narrow for 1/4" (and too big for 1/8", go figure) so I dialed in the settings to engrave the tab that inserts on both sides so it is centered with a snug fit. For all of you who have purchased those the settings are 100/335/340 for each side of the tab to be accurate for centering 1/4".
Note - I do have a pre-release, so they are accurate for this machine, which I believe should be good because I can toast paper after the update.
Couple of things here, first notice how much brighter the green is in the reflection. That’s what it looks like in person, not sure why it looks washed out in the pic.
Second, As shared by @dwardio, lower portions of the engrave can shade higher engrave - so engraving from the back I ran 2 passes (a benefit of 1/4") on the ‘FOCO’ at default deep engrave setting (90/335/340) and ran the lower text at 1 pass, default light engrave (60/335/340).
I’m in love with edge lit acrylic.
There’s going to be quite a few people who have a little piece of engraved glowforge goodness in their pocket. I feel good about that.