To add to your collection of miniatures, or to show off your Glowforge without carrying it with you (@70lbs), or place it on your sales table, or to add to your dollhouse craft space, or give to those who wish they had one as an enticement to save up for one, or just because it is cute, or…
This is made with 5 different PG materials.
- After printing the medium basswood ply pieces, do not lift the sheet from the bed - you’re certain to loose the tiny button. Use a piece of scotch (cello for Europeans) tape and grab the button before it disappears.
- Before you weed the veneer, darken the Glowforge logo with a black marker. Engraving on veneer is pretty light. Do the same with the laser on black acrylic. I used a silver shiva oil paintstik.
- Glue thick sides together and then glue these to the base. Leave as is, or sand down and paint off-white.
- Stick the veneer on the bed leaving enough room for the laser arm assembly.
- Glue the laser arm together with the laser. Check that it fits in the unit; or sand it a little.
- Glue in the laser arm assembly.
- Use no fog glue to glue the lid down.
- Place the button in the right panel, secure with a little tape. Glue both sides down.
- Affix the exhaust port and add the calipers were you want.
svg and zip:
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glowforge.svg.zip (514.8 KB)
Plenty of variations possible. I’ll be curious to see what you do with it!