LineThickness


#1

Hi Everyone, I am trying to engrave a cutting board. I want to create a rectangle border that is about .25" wide. I cant seem to figure this out. I have used the Fill and Stroke to increase the way it looks on the screen but when I cut it it is just one single hairline cut on the board. How do I create this border?


#2

You need a shape. What you’re describing in the SVG are lines.

Soo… there are a million posts about this on here somewhere, but they’ll be hard to search, so don’t feel bad.

Step 1: lets get you going. Next post in a minute.


#3

First of all, we need to know what software you’re using.

If you’re using inkscape (the tool of choice, if you ask me :slight_smile: ) then you’ll select your rectangle and get the path thickness to how you want it to look… then go to Path->stroke to path. This essentially makes a path around your stroke. Now you’ll have a rectangular “donut” shape, and you’re good to engrave it.

If you’re not using Inkscape, then there will be some analogous action in whatever program you’re using.

Step 2: get you off on the right foot. Next post in a second.


#4

So, it sounds like you’re new. Line weights don’t matter to the glowforge, which is one of the first things you’ll learn.

So, considering that you’re just getting started, I strongly recommend going through everything you can be patient enough to read here:

Reading all this stuff is a lot, but it will pay off and save you so much time.


#5

Thanks for the tip. I have attached the cheese tray that I made for my kids.

Randy Goss
Vice President
Rosenberg Financial Group, Inc.
A Registered Investment Advisor
(478) 922-8100

www.retirerelax.com

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#6

That came out nicely… do you know what type of woodit is?


#7

Yes, it is Spalted Oak. It’s noting you can find at the home improvement stores. I have a guy that is in the tree removal business and he has all kinds of exotic wood that makes for beautiful. I have a full wood shop and have fallen into a cutting board and cheese tray trend.

I have found that the GF needs to make 2 passes to get the appropriate depth of the cuts, especially in the blood groove. Using the GF is a lot easier than using the router to make the blood grooves.

Randy

Randy Goss
Vice President
Rosenberg Financial Group, Inc.
A Registered Investment Advisor
(478) 922-8100

www.retirerelax.com

2517 Moody Rd, Suite. 100, Warner Robins, GA 31088
4875 Riverside Dr, Suite 201, Macon, GA 31210

Securities offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.
Advisory Services offered through Rosenberg Financial Group, Inc. A Registered
Investment Advisor not affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.


#8

Your always a big help and a fantastic resource and as a way to say thanks I will cut you a cheese board it you want out of this spalted oak. Just send me your address and I will mail it to you. The one I did was 7…75” x 12” (roughly).

Randy Goss

Vice President
Rosenberg Financial Group, Inc.
2517 Moody Road, Suite 100 Warner Robins, GA 31088
4875 Riverside Drive, Suite 201, Macon, GA 31210

(478) 922-8100

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#9

Your always a great resource so I thought I would ask you. I created an Excel spreadsheet on how to calculate the correct distances for cutting without the crumb tray. If you would not mind doing a QC inspection on the attached to see if it makes sense to you. Since I cant post yet, if it is good you can post it.

GF Calculations.xlsx (13.3 KB)


#10

Hmm interesting. I’ll take a look when I’m back from vacation, maybe Sunday. @shop might be intrigued by this, or @marmak3261 or any number of other people.