So I had to decorate a 5' tall Easter egg

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#1

Another huge art project with the Glowforge under my belt! This one was a doozy.

Y’all know how the GF takes forever a little more time than maybe we would all like to engrave?

How about I cover the five foot tall egg with engraved paper? (Facepalm)

You can read about the whole process at my blog, but I wanted to come here to specifically commiserate about that and the little things - like how I spent hours just placing and picking up tiny, little nuts I had to use to weigh down the paper, lest it blow all over the machine.

At first I used these little, geode-y cement paper weights I had made. At one point, the laser arm grabbed one and scrrrrrraped it all the way across the tray (ripping all the paper) and I nearly had a heart attack. Fun times, guys. Watch the height of your paper weights!


#2

Dinosaur? the egg I mean :joy:


#3

I was thinking of one one very proud chicken exhausted and in great pain…


#4

That’s beyond cool! (But I’d hate to meet that chicken!) :grinning:


#5

Surely she’d kill us all.


#6

I bet it was a ‘Terrordactyl’! :sunglasses:


#7

I thought I had heard all the puns at this point. Nope. Still coming.


#8

It’s what we do.:sunglasses::+1:


#9

Cool decorations on that giant egg. It was worth all your time! :smile:


#10

Woah! That’s one big beautiful egg!

Kids are meant to read this forum and here you are posted horror stories.:ghost:


#11

Better to see it than be it :grin:


#12

So sorry to hear about your troubles, but it looks like your efforts paid off. I can positively state that this is the coolest 5’ egg I’ve ever laid eyes on!


#13

That’s a new one!