My NEW Glowforge!


#1

My Glowforge is here and it is beautiful. I waited until the last minute and got a coffee table from Ikea. It’s perfect! I got the Lack 35x20 table and it was 24.99 and the Glowforge is sitting on top beautifully.

I thought I’d never get my Glowforge, but it came pretty quickly. For those of you still waiting, hang in there! It is so shiny and magnificent! Love this thing! 648AD7A0-4AB8-43CF-8D07-4A658FB6686F|375x500


#2

Congrats! Can’t wait to see what you make with it. :slightly_smiling_face:


#3

It’s always so exciting to see more people getting theirs. It feels like the pace is really starting to pick up, even if the number of remaining orders is quite daunting.


#4

That’s great! Hope you have a great weekend!


#5

Checked out the description at IKEA, as I might go for it, and it looks really sturdy

EDIT looked at wrong table, so deleted my earlier comment :blush:

:upside_down_face:

Now I’ve got over that, I’ll ask - are the legs solid ?
Thinking of adding casters.


#6

Congrats!! Hope to see projects from you soon. :grin:


#7

Congratulations! Have fun!


#8

You just gave me such a whirlwind of emotions :rofl:


#9

I’m not quite sure what you’re saying there, but re-reading my post, perhaps I am. :blush:

:upside_down_face:


#10

Well I for one am pleased with the updates when someone gets their GF. Though my expectations were low just because I ordered literally the LAST DAY, so I know everyone was ahead of me on the list. Then when I read somebody’s posting (don’t remember who) stating that (A) was ordered the first day, (B) ordered the second day, etc. It’s pretty daunting when you think of thousands of orders…but a few each day over time is much easier to fill when production numbers ramp up. That makes me smile. Ha!


#11

I don’t know if you guys can see the photo I uploaded. I am very familiar with Adobe Illustrator and I just wanted to see how fast I can get from conception, to design, and then to the final product. I quickly designed tic tac toe and exported as PDF. The Glowforge App was super easy to use. This whole entire process was smooth as a baby’s bottom.

I’ve never operated or used a laser cutter before. I am a graphic designer and I am only familiar with print. I’ve wanted to cancel so many times before, and the “shady” updates did not help. I was so worried when I heard other people were getting imperfect machines. I don’t see any imperfections on my machine. This machine is a beast and is the most shiniest thing in my room. I can’t wait to do more stuff with paper.

Cheers!
Chris


#12

Congrats Chris! Looks like you got started fast! Be sure to post your finished projects on the Made on a Glowforge category… they’re great inspiration for some of us. :grinning:


#13

Well, just how fast was it from idea conception to design? :wink:

With a print background, just be careful of how you design. A lot of “for print” shortcuts won’t give you the expected results.

For example, vectors - you won’t get knockout with overlaying filled shapes.

Don’t get fooled by stroke weight - it’s only cutting the vector centerline. I use a stroke of .008” to simulate this.

Outline view is one of your best friends.

Kind of tying in with strokes and outline view, anchor points need to be precise - close isn’t close enough. If you want, say, a cut/score to be perpendicular to another and end on that score, your anchor point needs to actually intersect with that line.


#14

Any tips on going about the escutcheon?

Thanks,
Chris


#15

Let your imagination run wild! We’ve seen some really creative stuff. :grinning:

(I think if you go to The Obligatory Escutcheon thread, some folks who have the Production units have recently measured the button for the correct hole size, or you can just measure it yourself with calipers.)


#16

I plan to go into Illustrator and cut a circle out from the main shape. Is the diameter 40.35 or 41? I want a good fit with no spacing.

Thank you,
Chris


#17

Well, I’m not sure…mine’s one of the older units and the size changed a hair. Just do a search for that thread name and it should come up…scroll down to the bottom and work up a few…I think it’s in there.

Yeah, it looks like 40.4 mm.


#18

I’m sorry it was such a long road, but I’m delighted that you’re happy with the destination!


#19

Does any one know where I can get Spirograph designs made for the laser cutter?

Thanks,
Chris


#20

may I make a suggestion?

leave your baby’s bottom OUT of the glowforge… <G, D &R>

So great to hear how slick it is to operate out of the box!

Chris

YAC(yet another chris)