I know it’s nothing fancy, but I’ve been dying to try this. I’ve purchased stencils before online and it always seems like such a waste of money. $10 bucks for a stencil, you use it once or twice and it goes in the trash.
I’ve only had my Glowforge for a few days and I’m still trying to wrap my head around Inkscape, playing with power and speed settings, etc. But I was able to figure out a pretty good setting for cutting poster board.
200/20 with a thickness of .013.
The poster board is thick enough that you get a pretty decent layer of solder. It flowed nicely in my oven and came out perfect. I got 2 uses out of it before it started to get pretty messy. In the future I might go with a thin plastic or something. Something that can be wiped. Hopping online and spending a lot of money on kapton sort of defeats the purpose, so it has to be something pretty cheap. Then again, poster board is dirt cheap and I can cut multiple copies for single use if need be.