This is my first post on the community forums having recently joined the Glowforge Team. I’d to say a quick hello and share the first projects that I made on my first day in the office.
Originally hailing from the UK, I am currently working for Glowforge as a Project Designer and am one of the lucky few who is paid to shoot lasers all day!
I’m a skilled designer and maker across a range of materials and processes, and amassed a diverse portfolio of projects including: custom molded headphones; hand built bicycles; small furniture and bespoke leather goods.
If you’re interested in seeing some of my work, take a look at my website on my profile and keep an eye on my forum posts; I’ll try to regularly post what I’m making!
As promised, here is a handful of small projects I made on my first day. These all use 5/6oz veg tan leather and 1/8" acrylic. The white text on the acrylic portions was simply an infilled engrave with acrylic paint; It really helped the engraving to pop!
The wallet-like things on the left are a design I’ll be perfecting in the coming weeks. Its made from a single piece of leather and folds to make a 3 pocket card holder with a leather loop under which cash or receipts can be tucked. Best thing is that it’s assembled using a slot and tab, so no glue or thread required!
The large holes in the keychains and luggage tag will accept screw posts for assembly, but unfortunately I didn’t have the correct post length on hand when the photo was taken.
You might also notice that the ‘lightbulb-shaped’ keychain has a red Glowforge logo. This was a piece of inlaid red acrylic. it’s a subtle but nice detail and would work really well against a darker leather.
Please let me know if anyone has any questions and I look forward to talking with you all soon!