I’ve recently started looking into making various jigs to use instead of the crumb tray, but am running into one very big (pun intended) scenario where the math just doesn’t line up.
The glowforge FAQ clearly states “there’s a tray for materials that are up to 0.5” thick, or the tray can be removed to accommodate materials up to 2” thick” (described as 50mm on another set of official specs). My crumb tray is 1.36" thick (give or take .04" depending on which corner you measure it), and that seems to be roughly in line with that of other people. As we all should know by now, GFUI limits us to 0.5" material height and focus distance. This gives a total thickness noticeably less than the promised 2"/50mm.
Given that the official specs say that I can work with materials up to 2" thick if I remove the crumb tray, how exactly do I do that?