Patience Finally Justified!
But the Universe gives me no breaks. Received the laser a few days ago, but after months of slack time, I found myself committed to a time sensitive project - just as Rita came up for air and asked if I wanted a pre-release.
I had to just look at those boxes for three days. I has serious incentive to finish!
What a magnificent machine! Prettiest thing in the whole shop, looks like it belongs in the living room!
Very well made, I am so glad I jumped into the pre-sale - and hung in there!
Turns out I wasn’t drinking Kool aid. All of my confidence in the Founders was well placed!
Thank you Gentlemen, and Well Done Glowforge Team!!
I was planning on setting a new record time to first print, but decided I should be careful with it, especially since it’s not mine.
Prepared slide-out shelf works as smooth as silk, Great to have that void finally occupied.
Founder’s ruler was the first print, but you all know what that looks like, so here…
Of course it is a scrap of proofgrade, but you get the idea. That’s a file I prepared a year ago of a man I greatly admired. I was going to do my avitar but decided Jimi is much better looking!
Detail is wonderful, and I plan to do him big on leather and frame it.
The first trace I did came out good except for that void bug we have seen.
Wanted to try a variation on the trace feature, so I found a free image online with my Pixel C tablet and put it in the bed to scan.
Then I scaled it down to 2 inches and PrintToLaser baby!
BTW, I highly recommend the maple as your first material. If there is any fault in your evacuation system you want to be smelling wood - not leather!
In spite of sealing the flanges of the booster fans, the little junction box on the side where the electrical connections are made leaked a little.
Still educating myself on the UI, inkscape, Gimp and Fusion 360, but a new creative world just opened up for me and I couldn’t be happier about it!
These guys have come through with flying colors people. Your faith was well placed, and the wait will soon be history!