I wish I could post the smell of laser cut Proofgrade wood.
It is a cross between a campfire and a wood shop… in other words, really good. I have the smell of char on my hands as I type (along with some super glue) and I am sniffing my fingers. Not for the glue.
Now, I should probably clarify.
I did not get a Glowforge today.
What I did get was this:
An age ago (roughly a year) @marmak3261offered a matchbox bin as a prize for winning a forum game: what broken thing will you fix with your Glowforge? Only a couple of us drew up a “design” and he promised to send me one when he could.
Peeling the masking:
Marion’s careful design for the nail hole:
3 minutes of peeling the masking, playing with the living hinge, and enjoying the fit.
Rubber band on… look at the detail! I know, I know, there are other great examples of detail on the forum; but I got to touch it. I OWN this.
Thank you so much, @marmak3261. It’s simply gorgeous. I know you went through several iterations and spent some time designing. It is very thoughtful. I’ll pick up some matches tomorrow and put it up.