Hi glowforge owners!
I’m hoping to get someone with a glowforge to test cut a coaster for me and/or get some feedback on my design.
I’ve been putting off working on figuring out design stuff for lasers because I can’t get the feedback of testing it, but I finally decided to try one of the projects I have in mind so I can hopefully get some design done before my glowforge shows up. I’ve been collecting pictures of Japanese manhole covers over several years’ worth of trips and I’m hoping to make myself a personalized set of coasters like these ones . I finally made an effort to vectorize one - if I understand correctly, compound paths are ok as fills for engraves and strokes (like the outer circle on mine) are ok to differentiate from fills for cuts, so that’s how I set it up.
Would it also be reasonable to do a simple text engrave on the back - like the name of the city, date we visited, and maybe activity we did, or some of the things the city is known for that aren’t on the manhole cover?
edit: removed extraneous paths pointed out by @jbmanning5 (I think)
I think I’ve attached the .svg, but it’s my first time trying to upload a file in discourse.
If anyone is interested, this one is from Yokote. It’s one of my favorite manhole covers - with cherry blossoms, a castle, and a festival all together FWIW, here’s my original picture: