July 29, 2017, 3:46am
I knew it was gonna happen sooner or later…
I just get back in from running some errands… sit down at the computer and get a project running on the glowforge…
Sitting here wondering why I was smelling so much acrylic… not an offensive amount, mind you, but I have virtually zero smell in the room with the GF running so any hint of it is more than normal.
Yeah, I totally forgot to put the vent/filler panel back into the screendoor… LOL. Luckily it was only a couple minutes into an engrave.
Yep, I just did that yesterday >_<
Just did that yesterday with some draftboard; that stuff seems way stinkier than acrylic or plywood. Blech!
July 29, 2017, 4:07am
Isn’t that funny? I don’t think the draftboard stinks at all, but the maple ply bothered the
heck out of me at the beginning. (And since that was most of what came with the PRUs, I spent a couple of days running the fan full out all the time.)
Doesn’t bother me as much now, but it’s still not my favorite.
July 29, 2017, 1:45pm
Heh. I did that once. But I was watching at the time. And I kinda went “Wow. That’s a strong smell.” “Oh, @#$%!” And quickly put the vent in the window.
Hehehe, once I forgot to open the blast gate and noticed a wind shooting out of the front door edges…
took me all of 3 seconds to yank it open. the blast gate that is.
I had the hose fall off the back of the machine a couple of times, upgraded to a better clamp.
July 29, 2017, 2:55pm
Yes, when I bought the exterior vent hood I went ahead and picked up screw type hose clamps and am glad I did because there is not much flange to work with on the back of the machine.
you should probably mention this to support, if you haven’t already. a better clamp would be an easy change for them at some point down the line.
Got it, one of the first projects is a sign that reads “remember the exhaust!!!”
July 29, 2017, 4:26pm
Or a bright red cover over the button, with the reminder engraved on it.
Ooooh, like those hinged flip caps like you see on fighter jet sticks so they don’t accidentally launch a missle at a bus full of orphans.
July 30, 2017, 1:56am
Yes yes and exactly for that purpose!
My experience has been the same – This weekend I ran a series of deep pocket engraves (1000 power at various speeds) followed by cuts on draftboard and it was a low-odor operation. I was seriously impressed by how little the draftboard smelled afterward, too.
The very first escutcheon was precisely this:
Twice I have forgotten to reconnect the vent hose. It’s been in the single digits and I don’t have a blast gate so I disconnect the hose. Not too bad, except once it was cutting leather and that’s unpleasant. I had been working on circles with
@jules and it turns out that one of the rings we cut was exactly 1.6" in for the center hole so it fits perfectly around the print button on the Glowforge:
That gave me an idea then:
The design process gets a bit clearer for me with e…
I’ve got twins now. (sorry, bad picture)
The flashback warning is outdated now, looks like they (support
) have got that dialed in now.
I’m sorry, but I don’t recall who of you to credit for the inspiration of the lens cleaner box.
August 2, 2017, 12:13am
That reminds me… I do need to read the manual about cleaning. I dont think it’s time yet but won’t be long at my burn rate.
August 2, 2017, 12:15am
Check the Support button on the Interface now. They’ve got excellent Cleaning Tips in there.