Looking for another GF owner southeast Wisconsin

I’m having problems getting up and going. Looking for someone in my area to talk to. There are so many terms used that I don’t understand. Please help!

It is rather like learning a new language. :slightly_smiling_face:

I’m nowhere near Wisconsin, but we have put together a series of very short tutorials designed to get people who are completely unfamiliar with this process get up to speed in rapid time. Until you can locate a local volunteer to walk you through it, you might find these will at least get you familiar with the terminology.

Read them in this order, it makes more sense that way:

(That first one above gives a lot of definitions and explanations.)

Then if you want to get started doing your own stuff quickly, the Matrix has a lot of tutorials and video links showing the best of the tips and tricks:

For using the Glowforge:

For Using Photoshop, GIMP and Paintshop:

For using Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDRAW and Affinity Designer:

For using Fusion 360, OnShape, Openscad, Rhino, etc.

Good luck finding a tutor. :slightly_smiling_face:


Just a comment but THIS thread should be a “sticky” somewhere - great posts linked and I’m going to look at a few of those google docs too!!

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Thanks for all the resources, @Jules. I’m going to close this thread - if you have any other questions @bruce.kiefer, go ahead and post a new topic.