This is my second post (on a roll!)
When I bought my glow forge a few months ago, I had some ideas of what I wanted to do, but before I could do them, I really wanted to try and learn how to use this new wonderful tool. I started out with a couple of very simple prints like most people, but then wanted to challenge myself a bit and see if I could do “more” with it. I spent some time trying to see what others had created (on this forum and throughout the internet) and found so many incredible ideas. But I settled on this one:
This one jumped out at me because it was both something that made me happy ( who doesn’t love a good puzzle box) and something I could make for my daughter (she loves Portal the video game). For this build, I was truly inspired by a number of others out there (too many to link). But this also my first truly from scratch design for me. It utilizes techniques from others, but I made the design and worked through many iterations to improve it.
Funny moment was when i was putting it together, I thought at first it wasn’t right, it was so tight I couldn’t put the lid on. I later figured out that it was so precise that it was actually air tight and the lid couldn’t displace the air. I ended up cutting a very small grove in the inner edge of the lid to let air escape and it worked great.
Anyway, it was a really fun design and like my other builds inspired by others so I wanted to return the favor. Hope you like it.