Overthinking is one of my strong suits! I did come up with solution of sorts that I think will let me place oversized items in the GLOWFORGE and let me rotate or reposition them. I’ll see if I can post a pdf of the idea, but here is how I’d describe the solution: Make two inverted T shaped pieces about 1/4" thick and with the riser about 1" tall. Total height would be 1 1/4" from base. Place them on the floor of the GLOWFORGE and tape in position. These will support a piece of cardboard or other material for a jig. Under the carboard, between the two risers, I will put a “protective” piece of material. I will set the alphabet blocks on top of that after the cardboard is cut to create the jig.
If I have something smaller than the 1 1/2" blocks, but still too big for the crumb tray, then I’ll just add layers of material under the "protective piece to raise the top up above the level of the cardboard jig.
I have struggled with an idea to hold the cardboard in place on the risers. One idea is to use o-o’s and evansd2’s idea to push the cardboard corner into the left front corner of the GF. One I came up with was to use push tacks (flat head). Not sure if they’re magnetic or not.
I’ll try to put my design idea (I’m a linguist not an engineer) on this note.
tablejigforglowforge.pdf (25.8 KB)