I’ve ruined a few prints because I forgot specific steps that I was supposed to follow, and this has caused me to think about ways to remember what I’m supposed to do. Whether it’s because I forgot to realign, ignore a layer, turn a layer back on, it doesn’t matter. I will forget something here and there, and it’s so frustrating…I have a chalk board that I have above Harrison Glowforge and I wrote on it to remind me to account for the alignment dilemma, but that’s not in my face when placing into the GFUI and certainly not where I’m looking when hitting the print button, so I had to figure out a way to make sure I would see the steps I needed to take in order to have more successful prints.This is when it dawned on me - where am I consistently looking when designing? My laptop. Okay, so with that figured out the rest fell into the place.
I present to you, my Glowforge Rules:
Here they are placed on my laptop:
This was done on the walnut veneer, and I’ve gotta say, this was one of those projects where I just stood there with a dumb grin on my face when this finished engraving. By the way, every rule applies to something I do frequently, especially rule number 4…