I got my Glowforge just over a week ago (super excited) and the first thing it needed was a workbench on wheels and the second thing it needed was a cover. Of course I needed to customize the cover with an laser engraved name tag…
I’ll also share the plans/drawings for the workbench, if anyone is interested.
Hopefully this isn’t a violation of terms of service… but I would be willing to make custom covers for folks. Always looking for a way to pay myself back for the purchase of the GF and/or buy more materials…
Send me a message and we can work something out. -ajvince
My first time trying to make a “drawing” from fusion 360…
2x sheets of 2’x4’ plywood
2x frames made out of 2x4s to hold the plywood, external dimensions end up being 25.5" and 49.5" with a .75" rabbet to hold the plywood.
6x 36" vertical supports made of 2x4s
4x triangles to go in the corners with 8" edges
4x 3" caster wheels.
Most home machines can do fairly heavy fabric like muslin or heavy denim, albeit slowly compared to professional machines. Make sure you get the right needle and thread combination for your fabric or you might go break needles and threads.
I second that. I have a heavy duty industrial walking foot. But i think a lighter weight canvas or cordura would be fine. it can get 4-6 layers thick in some parts where the seams come together and the hem is rolled up. I would just take it slow over those spots.