Well, the first QOTD was a rousing success. Thanks ya’ll-- your openness and enthusiasm is oxygen for our product team!
Next QUOTD: What does the first week of your Glowforge look like? Specifically, Does it live at work or at home? Who uses it besides you? What are the first projects that are made with it?
As usual, here’s my answer:
I’m probably a special case because I have ready access to a Glowforge 10 minutes away at work. But you’d probably be surprised how rarely I get to make something with lasers (too busy making Glowforges!). I have enough projects that I’m excited about that I could easily take a year-long Laser Sabbatical!
Where it will live: at home in my small office/guest room.
Who will use it: me (fairly geeky/designer-y) and my wife (reasonably geeky but doesn’t know design tools) and occasional friends/guests.
What will get made the first week: I’ve promised my nephew in Alaska a leather watch band (he and I designed it together in Illustrator!). I want a Settlers of Catan board (wood/felt bottom). And I want a wallet-- my current wallet is laser-made, but I have some new ideas. My wife wants to make coasters and a wooden box for the bathroom counter. She also is making noise about replacing some lighting fixtures with laser-made alternatives.
Your turn (and thanks again)!