This is the 4th and final cheese board slash serving dish that I was able to make from scrap wood found at Home Depot. Wood is 3/4” thick, so I scored the outer perimeter and cut it by hand using my scroll saw. Then, sanded all the corners and oiled it.
Note: aligning the text for the back side was a super big pain. To be fair, it was just as much of a pain as I would have expected from any laser that isn’t a Glowforge. Using the camera for alignment is a joke considering how off the optics are. I had to laser the text at the lowest power possible several times until I finally got it in the right position on the board. In the software, it was showed as being in a very different position. Once I found the correct alignment (completely through trial and error), I lasered at the correct power settings. Then, I used a random orbital sander to sand away all the markings that were in the wrong positions.
Glowforge hardware is excellent. Software still needs a lot of work. Thankfully, this will get improved over time without needing to send my Glowforge away. .