I received my Glowforge a few weeks ago and before I could build my vent and set it up I came down with the flu. Felt terribly mortal and today was my first day out of the house in two weeks . I survived!
Well, everything went well, kudos to Rick Pegg for the WiFi setup video.
There was a strong smell and wonder if it’s normal. I may have to move it to the basement. I’ll double check the vent connections - and the vent itself - the inside connection has a flapper and the outside has the louvers - I don’t know if the fan has enough force to expel the smoke completely.
I am thrilled with the little I have done. Thanks to everyone at Glowforge for a wonderful product. A friend that helped me unbox wants one. We’ll see i I can refer him. So, I printed the Glowforge Founder ruler and was so happy with the results that I dared try a couple of Celtic knot designs I’ve been playing with. The Celtic knots may look like graphic designs - both the heart circle and cube in the center are created on the keyboard - as you would expect from any font all keys are design elements - check the website - one of the fonts I purchased from http://ClanBadge.com - the fonts are a game changer. In the picture you can see where I shifted a section and created a gap in one area and an overlap on the other end of the section.
I was a bit confused after I printed the rule - instead of clearing the screen I just clicked on the plus sign to upload a personal design - I noticed that the image of the rule still showed on my laptop and a message that I was using ‘ unknown material ‘ and a caution. I completed the etching at “low” settings to be safe. Lesson learned. Question: why is the cube darker on the top and bottom edges an lighter on the L and R edges? I will just include my first projects here and will share my vent design in a big section about venting. I am a real novice and will enjoy any and all advice.