I use my Glowforge every day, and make a lot of complicated things, but sometimes it’s the really simple things that really make me love this thing more.
My mailbox has a flag for when it’s been opened, and came with some really crappy stickers that rolled up in a few months.
I woke up super excited this morning when I remembered I had some opaque yellow acrylic in a scrap bin somewhere. Just enough to remake the flags for my mailbox =)
I love these practical cuts.
I like living in a world where statements like this are perfectly natural.
That bright yellow itself is a fine upgrade!
I love waking up with a solution! Seems that sleep clears the detritus of the day, and you wake with your answer clearly in focus.
It happened to me recently. I bought new sconces for lighting my new deck, really nice aluminum construction, but smaller than I expected. So small in fact that they were smaller than the included standard fixture mounting bracket…
Well, that wasn’t going to suit me.
Next morning I woke with the clearest image of a sheet of thick black acrylic in my materials stack
The gloss finish on the acrylic contrasts nicely with the matte finish of the fixture.
A few minutes in Inkscape and less time in the laser. It took less time to make the parts than to install them!
Ooooo nice. Major improvement.
I just bought a new house and am planning on remaking a good portion of the interior with laser made things. Wall panels, cabinets, doors etc
Oh cool! Enjoying the work area design in the new space? Or probably still have your hands full just moving in…
That happens to me as well. using the forge to make a tool or a holder or to add some flare to things. I usually think about how i dont like something for a month or how difficult something is to do then i remember there is a laser cutter in the next room and kick myself lol.
oh its been amazing. I had about 2 weeks of clean, organized garage before I had to tear it apart for more new gear. now its getting full again, but totally worth it! I got a super sized laser beside my glowforge now, so the possibilities have increased at an amount inversely proportionate to that of my garage space hahaha