Hello crew! Long time no post. My glowforging has been limited over the last year by some logistical constraints, but I managed to get up and running again and hopefully won’t go another year plus between posts.
I used to do long write ups about the making process and what mistakes I made in hopes others could learn from them. I think people mostly enjoy the pictures though, so I’ll keep this a little lighter in content and will happily field any questions anyone has. I will call out the new magnet hole design I’m trying out. This is an attempt to make the friction fit magnets slide into place a little easier while still holding strong without any adhesive.
More pictures and the file are available to download from my site: http://laseredby.me/shop/iroshizuku-ink-box
One more note on the magnets: I used to link to Amazon for purchasing them, but was frustrated by the revolving door of suppliers and the lack of information about the magnet grade and material. So I went directly to a manufacturer and ordered a few thousand magnets in the highest strength neodymium available (N52 grade). I’ve been very happy with them and since I have an ample amount, I decided to list packs of them on my website in case others have had similar frustrations. I’ve found 6mmx3mm to be ideal size as they roughly match the material thickness and are just the right size to give adequate holding power without being too large or expensive individually. http://laseredby.me/shop/80-high-grade-n52-neodymium-magnets-6mm-x-3mm