My Pro arrived today after a slow trip across the country. It left the factory last Thursday. UPS wouldn’t give a scheduled delivery date because of the pending hurricane. A couple days later, tracking info showed a Thursday delivery. A few days later, I got an email from UPS My Choice saying my package from Glowforge scheduled for Thursday would be delivered on Wednesday. Turns out that was just the accessory box. The unit itself was still scheduled for Thursday. At 11 PM on Wednesday, the status went to Delayed again because the truck didn’t make it to the regional distribution hub in time. It arrived there mid-morning on Thursday. I ended up arranging to have it held at the UPS facility in the next town and picked it up this morning.
The box was in pretty good shape. Two plastic handles missing. Only one small hole in the box. The unit looked good with only a couple minor blemishes. I was able to erase two of them by rubbing with my thumb. Booted up, registered, and printed the founder’s ruler just fine.
I went on to print a few more projects: a simple birthday surprise that I won’t share, two iterations of an engraved/cut out business card (only showing the 2nd version), and a door hanger I designed 6 months ago to let my wife know when not to lock the garage so I can got check on my printer later.
This iteration of the business card is 1/8" baltic birch ply from Amazon. The door hanger is PG medium draftboard. The engraved photo is a low resolution photo I downloaded off the web and did nothing to clean up or prep for engraving. Looks pretty darn good to me. My wife came home while this one was engraving and decided she doesn’t like draftboard because of the “aroma”.
Thanks Glowforge staff for making a quality easy-to-use laser and thanks Glowfolk for all the helpful information on the forums that has helped me over the past two years and for the Beyond the Manual posts that helped me get started on non-PG materials.