I've graduated once again!


#1

My first slate engraving! Thanks to some idea of settings from Jules and Dwardio, I engraved the front using Jules’ settings and the back using Dwardio’s settings…no discernible difference to me. Both worked beautifully, though. Thank you, my friends. This is a (approx.) 9"x 6" ‘cheese plate’ that came in a set of four from Amazon.

My brother, who is a bit younger than me…and a bachelor…has said that he’s tired of collecting ‘stuff’ and instead needs to begin getting rid of ‘stuff’. Well, sorry, Rob…but, as long as I’m still breathing and still have a Glowforge, you’re probably going to keep getting more stuff. :smile:


#2

I think I kinda like the lighter settings on the back - might need to up the power level for more contrast on the next batch…

That looks great…I’ve got a set coming tomorrow! :smile:


#3

I’m still exploring the new settings, but still looking for the sweet spot between max brightness and little rivers ridges of magma in the engrave.


#4

Magma cum laude!:wink:


#5

BTW…I never got the option of 270 LPI. 225 was the best I could get.


#6

Nice! I helped a friend move yesterday and ended up with a stack of slate shingles he didn’t need anymore. Put them in my Glowforge pile as soon as I got home.


#7

Way to go, make him suffer with gifts.
and a great project idea, why yes I will steal that idea.:grinning:


#8

That’s odd… did you use the Manual override?


#9

Hey this really came out nicely!


#10

I think it’s the lighting. I looked again and can’t tell the difference at all.


#11

So awesome!


#12

Yes. (weird…I already responded to this and it’s not here) I tried to type in my own numbers but it would have nothing to do with me.


#13

You should be able to manually enter the power and speed for an engrave (max engrave speed was 335 last time I tried, 197 for cut/score), but the LPI has always a dropbox of settings for me, ymmv.


#14

I did that. Front side was Jules’ 30/300 and second side…yours; 50/335. It wouldn’t let me enter any higher than 225 LPI. My focus was set at 0.294.


#15

That is weird…you dragged on the little gray box to the right of the slot after clicking in the slot?

Oh wait…you’re using a Mac? I wonder if that isn’t something you need to report? Might be a


#16

Okay… You GOTTA stop with the bug. I actually swiped at this one and got pissed when it didn’t fly away! :slight_smile:


#17

By now you oughta realize…chuckle! :rofl:


#18

Just for comparison, here’s a screenshot of LPI selection in Chrome on my Mac (full range is 10 to 1335 LPI). Manual setting at 0.29"


#19

:notes: Gorgeous!!! :notes:


#20

Looks great!!!