Just when I thought I was gettin' the hang of things!


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Got my :glowforge: Pro a couple of weeks ago and was all set to get crankin’ when the NorCal fires were raging. I wasn’t directly threatened, but spent the better part of a week helping with (mostly horse related) rescues.

So now that things have quieted down, it’s back to play time.

I have absolutely no laser or graphics experience, but my motto is: “Often wrong, but never in doubt”. I was feeling pretty pleased with my progress (made the obligatory Founder’s Ruler, a couple of votive/tea candle holders, the :glowforge: keychain hole/radius guage, tried out the Trace function, all without a hitch). Onward and upward, I says to meself: “Self, you are all over this…time to make your own design from scratch”.

I do leather work, and have a multitude of stamping/embossing tools that needed racks.

Jumping headlong into Inkscape, I spent the first half day feeling like a complete idiot in terms of understanding and application of illustration-type programs. Little by little, the pieces started coming together and I was able to make a tool holder that I was proud of. Laser’d in Draftboard and :proofgrade: acrylic, it came out just as I had hoped. Soooo…I’m thinkin’: Let’s make another out of some nice plywood!

Long story short, the second shot is showing holes in the bottom piece rather than scoring. I have done absolutely nothing the file since it printed successfully. Any ideas what could be causing the GFUI to misinterpret the file?

BTW, I love this machine…it’s going to be a game changer for me!

Thanks in advance for your help.

Edit: the bottom piece that I referenced is actually the top piece (the one with the gray circles)


#2

Actually those circles can be either cut or scored, you just have to choose differently in the GFUI. Score is never a default so you always have to change the default cut to a score. You probably did this when you made the tool holder before and just forgot.

Give it a try!


#3

Cynd11,

You are spot on! Now “printing” as expected. Thanks for your help.


#4

Thanks Cynd11 - you’re a rockstar!


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