Not a super exciting Glowforge part but one of those aha! moments. I was trying to figure out how to cut an MDF router template for a flat pack bar I’m building. It was looking like I would need a jigsaw, drill, router, and sander to make the template and then deal with it not being as nice and clean as I would like.
I was planing on cutting a full size template for each panel. Then I realized I could get the clean lines I want on the Glowforge. So I quickly mocked something up and cut it out. I scored some center lines to make alignment easier.
I made it extra wide so I could get clamps on it without interfering with the router. The smaller section is the tab design that slots into the larger cutout. So far the shelves tab in perfectly into the slots. Then I’ll use a small plywood wedge to go into the smaller slot to pin it all together.
It has turned out to be a much cleaner project than if I had tried to cut the slots and tabs by hand. I love that I can use the Glowforge to make a tool so quickly.