Cut this scroll saw pattern out of medium draft board using trace. This is an Alex Fox design.
That turned out just lovely! Going to frame it?
Hi Jules; Yes I’m going to frame it. Pretty soon every inch of my wall space will be covered with Makerforge cut scenes, I do a lot of scroll sawing and now with the Glowforge it cuts down the time it takes to cut these patterns. Normally this pattern would take a few hours on the scroll saw & 12 minutes on my Makerforge.
Scroll saw patterns make it so nice to make a special piece for someone. This is an amazing design.
Hi there- I just checked out and bokmarked his homepage: amazing patterns!! May I ask how you prepared the pdf files for the GF? Did you have to manually retrace the pattern to vectorise?
With his pattern all I did was print out the pattern & then set it in the Glowforge and used the trace feature. Now it gets a bit hairy when you have to highlight the small cuts. You just need a steady hand with your mouse & then click.
Wow, considering the amount of detail in these pieces this workflow says a lot about the quality of the trace feature! For some reason I thought the trace feature would always do an engraving with an optional cut around. Bur from what you write I conclude that all of the PDF/bmp image is vectorized and the user then decides what is to be engraved and what is to be cut, right? I like that!!
That is awesome! I think I’m going to try something similar this weekend. Off to visit his website…