We finally gained access to the underside of our rental, which has quite a bit of space. This led me to deciding to reorganise our at home office space, since now I can move the GF boxes down there. With that said, I can’t rearrange this tuff for more than 5mins without dripping buckets since the humidity is through the roof right now. I blocked my most viable exit so I’m unable to leave until this is done. Pray for me
In seriousness, I’m actually almost done, the table on the left of the picture used to be in the opposite corner where the glowforge is now, so they’ve swapped locations. I wish I had a pic of the room before, but alas, it is what it is.
Right, so if you’re looking to lose a pound or two, wait until high noon to start moving heavy stuff in your house around without AC. Bonus points if you live in high humidity The fan is nice, but only effective in its direct path.
I had nice, cool weather the day I got my Glowforge. I knew it was going to be heavy, but…my weightlifting days are over. 100 pounds is a lot heavier than it used to be.
The delivery man put the GF box on my handtruck, then I wheeled it into the garage, up two steps, then to the opposite end of teh house. Earlier in the day I had moved my heavy-duty table to a spot right by a window. I live alone, so it was me, myself and I getting the laser up on the table.
Unpacking the GF was something of a gymnastic exercise; I hadn’t read the entire manual at that point, so I went from end to the other figuring out how to open the box. I could lift one end of the GF, but not the whole thing at once. I wound up using an inclined plane and then levered it onto the table. I now have to rearrange the entire room, because it is not moving again!
Who needs a gym? Just move the Glowforge about
I made (and bought) several kinds of wheeled carts to move that kind of thing about, and also used the Glowforge to make a gadget so when something needs lifting off the floor, it had fingers that will reach, but the handle is 18 inches above that and much easier to lift on to a cart.
I get an upper body workout every day I use the Glowforge. The previous owner of the house installed all new windows a few years before I bought it. I don’t think they ever opened that window. I have to climb on a table, and do an “opening elevator doors” maneuver to open the window. At end of day, I’ve got to climb up again and do a “squeezing the brains out of someone who wasn’t using their gray matter in the first place” movement.
That gadget is a great idea! I’m guessing you use plywood and laminate 5 or more pieces together? Did you originate that design; and…would you share it?