My Glowforge is two weeks old today! When I got her I’d had zero experience with any design software so this has been a steep learning curve for me. I am so proud of myself that I had to share a couple of creations I designed from scratch.
They are made on PG material which I am rapidly running out of, and I’m all the way up in Canada. So as an aside, if any Canadians know of good suppliers of 1/8 walnut, cherry or maple please let me know!
Very nice! I love the little plexiglass charms in them. I’ve yet to design anything myself, so am amazed that these came from a “novice.” Oh, and I just saw the wording on the elephant one - so very special! Great job!
I was in the same boat as you at the end of Jan when I got my Glowforge and it took me way longer than two weeks to make something as beautiful as these!
I am also in Canada and I have purchased from KJP and Trotec as others have recommended. They are both excellent and everything is perfectly flat. I also bought some birch plywood off Etsy which was good but not perfectly flat (used the bed tiedowns so it was fine) and it was quite smokey when cutting.
The craft plywood from KJP is beautiful, it is unfinished but requires little to no sanding, I got some rubio monocoat also from KJP to bring out the grain and it is absolutely amazing.
I got some bamboo plywood from Trotec and this came with the finish applied and is also super high quality. I will definitely be ordering from them again.
The birch plywood from Trotec is perfectly flat and contains no knots or voids whatsoever. It is quite lightweight and soft.
I did put an order together from the Glowforge shop for proofgrade materials, the price of shipping was more than the materials - over $120 US. This was prohibitive for me unfortunately
One thing I haven’t found yet in Canada is 1/4 inch thick acrylic in anything other than clear. If anyone knows of suppliers of this I would love to hear recommendations!