Just ordered a Basic last Friday, so I’m on watch now I’m super excited to get this machine, and start making things. Way more ideas than time, I suspect, but there are worse problems to have, eh? I saw the ads years ago when this thing was starting up, but just didn’t have the extra $$ at the time (kid going into gymna$tic$ = no spare change, haha). Things have changed and so voila! Here it comes.
Long time interest in woodworking, and general “maker” type activities, but never tools or space to do anything, so this is the first step in what I hope is a wish-fulfillment from when I was a girl drooling over Norm Abrams’ and Bob Vila’s stuff.
If things go well, this will be something to make vacation and “fun” money for my family, and I hope to expand into CNC world for larger wood projects, and maybe also a rotary device for turned engraving.
First things first: can’t wait to cut my good measure
Welcome and congratulations, Holly! Believe me, I know the excitement you have right now. Been there, done that…and still being there and doing that. Be sure to post what you make so we can all share with you.
Bob Vila! I used to watch him on PBS as a kid too, still wish I had that kind of workshop at my disposal. Can’t wait to see what kind of fun stuff you create. There are some crazy talented folks in this community. So many fun ideas to tackle.
Welcome to our universe!
I did not see that you have been using any graphic software. If not already proficient in a vector and an image software I would suggest Inkscape and Gimp as they are both free and powerful. No program is free of the need to learn it, however. As you have not yet received your Glowforge. there is no better time than now to become familiar with them. so you can make real any idea you get.
In-line externally controllable exhaust is a good idea if for no other reason than to be able to continue blowing air out the exhaust after a print has finished and the GF fans turn off. There’s a lot of information on the forums about booster fans, as well as a number of DIY window vents
What I have set up just added more pull to the exhaust line. I have my booster right at the exit of my line where it connects to the outside of the garage. Just search for window venting solutions and you’ll find a lot of different builds of varying complexity, many including boosters.