I wanted to share this even though it isn’t a particularly creative effort. My extended family has a party every year and I’ve started my own tradition of bringing some kind of handmade favor for everybody. Last year it was these trees. I spent a lot of time over the past few weeks thinking about making some kind of unique, from scratch holiday ornament with my Glowforge, and then suddenly it was the night before the party. So I fell back to plan B and made some of these. A lot of these. 32 in a row. And the Glowforge never even broke a sweat. No errors. No failed processing. No mysterious alignment problems. No bumping the head against anything. No overheating, failure to cut through, or even needing to stop and clean the lens. It just worked. So I just wanted to say thanks to Glowforge for this wonderful tool, and thanks to @smcgathyfay for sharing that file.
Unfortunately, my ventilation leaves something to be desired. It has been fine when doing one or two small projects, but even a small leak with that much smokey, poison-filled Baltic birch plywood adds up, and my lungs hate me right now. I had to channel Walter White halfway through. Definitely need to shore it up when I get a chance.