Just wanted to share a quick, simple thing that really drove home how powerful a glowforge can be.
My wife and I were working late on some Halloween costume pieces and she had a pattern for an arm band that a friend had made (not pictured, because it is at said friend’s house). While I was waiting for her to give me something else to do, she said something like “here see what magic you can do with this.” So I did a thing:
- I took the pattern (white piece of paper below) and put it on a piece of cardboard. Then used the Glowforge Trace feature to trace it in as a design.
- Then I did a test-cut on the same piece of cardboard.
- Then I put some leather in and cut it out of leather.
- Suddenly I had basically an exact copy of a thing that someone else had made.
Anyway I spent maybe 10-15 minutes on it all-told, and didn’t open illustrator or anything. It really felt like I was using a copy machine.
Right to left: pattern, cardboard test, leather print:
The un-stained finished piece: