For she was the largest of all dragons and was said to have a pleasing mental voice.
I’ve been a lifelong fan of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series and naming my forge after a dragon just seemed to make sense. And so I present to you Ramoth!
Well…it will be named Ramoth, just as soon as I can figure out how to set the name (I was never asked to choose a name for my GF in the setup).
It was supposed to arrive on Saturday July 1st, but at midnight I finally called off my vigil sitting in front of the window like a kid waiting for Santa. UPS doesn’t deliver on Sunday, so I was forced to wait till Monday for my delivery. It was listed as being on a truck at 4:30 this morning, and it FINALLY arrived at 3:45 this afternoon.
The box overall looked in good condition.
But there was one side that seemed to have liquid damage.
I was thinking the worst and was preparing to find that the liquid coolant had broken out and spilled out of my Glowforge. But Fear not! Upon opening the box of wonders and seeing the precious GF inside, there was no indication of liquid spillage on the inside. Someone else’s product must have broken and spilled on my box.
I got everything out, put it all together and followed the Users Manual to get it all set up properly. FYI, once you get it all set up on your phone and all that, go to the same link on your computer to get to the GFUI, that wasn’t abundantly clear to me.
SO. Once I got it all figured out, I went to the GFUI and loaded up the ruler, put in my Maple Plywood, placed the ruler where I wanted it, and almost sent the job to the GF. BUT WAIT! Almost forgot about venting the GF outside! Quickly got a piece of Cardboard that would fit, cut a hole for the hose, put it in place, and found out that the window still had the storm window shut on the inside. I’ve never had to deal with that before, sooo another 5-10 minutes figuring it out and reinstalled my temporary venting solution. OK, all set.
My daughter has finally woken up from her nap and is showing interest. I believe it was @joe who first had his daughter press the glowing button first, so I decided that would be fun and had my daughter do the same!
First print is the obligatory Founders Ruler:
So I’m one of the slow ones. After receiving it on my doorstep, taking my time unboxing it, setting it up, and re-setting up my workarea. It took me a total of about 1 hour and 5 minutes from receiving package to first print. I’m fine with it. Now we have to go out and I’ll get to think about what my actual first projects are going to be. So many options, what order do I do them?