Inkscape grid for glowforge

I have put together two pieces of half inch plywood for a platform to burn 3/4 inch material. I would like to burn a grid pattern on the upper face to help me with alignment when I burn the 3/4 inch material. Is there a plan for a grid to burn into the top piece of plywood?

What spacing? Shouldn’t be too hard to throw one together.

Just simple. 2 by 2 inch grid pattern. I am such a novice at Inkscape.

Here you go. :slight_smile:

Grid.pdf (5.5 KB)


Thanks very much, I will try it out. Just something to put 3/4 inch material on to line it up for repeat engravings. I will return to the tutorials on Inkscape and try to learn more.


For future reference - here’s a free online graph paper generator


Inkscape has some marvelous extensions. If you come up with a question like this again, check out the extensions or the path effects. Lots of good stuff.


Played with the extensions today and made a nice grid pattern on my crumb tray replacement. This will help me with replacement of 3/4 inch stock and repetitive etchings. Thanks so much for the advice. Back to the Inkscape tutorials on YouTube.

Hi @dobsky8006, it looks like you got some great advice here from our amazing community members. Thank you everyone!

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