This is my first year for the holidays with a glowforge, so I’m really excited to make things this season. I work in a unit that requires everyone to wear name badges, but the badge clips aren’t provided so everyone has some sort of different way of clipping/displaying them. I decided this year to gift retractable badge reels to everyone. I’m making them out of draftboard, painting in acrylic and planning on coating them with a thin, clear art resin for a nice finish this weekend (not done yet!)
I tried to avoid obvious trademarked icons, even though I know I should be okay as these are gifts and I’m not selling them, I just don’t even want to go near that with a ten-foot-pole. (For anyone oblivious to college football or don’t live in the USA/midwest, this is a buckeye nut and leaf, Ohio’s state tree and “THE” university’s mascot. Go Bucks!)
I vividly remember my first Glowforge Christmas. I made dog silhouette ornaments.
You are going to have a great time creating!!
This turned out really nice. Glad you explained what it was:-)
I vividly remember my first one too. Beamer arrived Just before Thanksgiving. I was in the process of putting down 1100 sq feet of LVP, myriad doorways/transitions, 45 degree angle walls. etc. made 2 things boxed it up to move it out of the way for the flooring project.
already used Beamer a fair amount the last couple of weeks. last day of work is next thursday, I will be firing up BEAMER A bunch
When I purchased the Glowforge in 2019– I had no idea it would become an addiction.
Here is a laugh. About 6 weeks ago, my brother suggested Eric and I join his family for a log cabin Christmas in the mountains. Go up on the 23rd and comeback on the 26th. My brother was paying $1500 a night for this log cabin that had everything to make your vacation beyond special.
I said something like “Thank you that is an extremely nice gift but I do not want to be away from my Glowforge.”
That’s a gift that’ll be appreciated I’m sure. How did you attach the retractable to it though?
Thanks! Im hoping that they are liked!
As far as attaching them, I made sure to get flat faced blank badge reels, I sanded the plastic a bit with 400 grit sandpaper then used E6000 epoxy glue to adhere the cutouts. They’re not indestructible, but it’s a pretty strong bond
I love the way you colored that piece—exceptional!