I’m having so much fun with this style! I hope to do some much larger pieces soon that would be comprised of several smaller units. I’m already itching for a larger laser bed! Can Glowforge 2.0 be 36"x24"?!
Dang, and I’ve just Friday started my first project where all the parts for cutting are placed in 2 different colors…and I’ve got some adjustments to do because the finger joint depth doesn’t match the material thickness.
I am using Baltic Birch that I purchased on Amazon. It’s much more affordable while I am getting my bearings and testing new designs. I will likely use Proofgrade or some other higher quality plywood for future pieces. I have yet to find a good local source for 1/8" outside of the big box stores. I also will be testing various types of transfer paper and tape to reduce charing as I am currently lasering unprotected.
I am pretty sure that the Woodpecker’s Baltic Birch is producing toxic gas. I say this because I was coughing for 3 days after an extended run with this stuff, before I had my ventilation issues 100% fixed. Also, it makes the little micro gas flare-ups under the material that are characteristic of formaldehyde gas. Finally, it generates a lot of dust in the bed - way more than PG materials.
Oh, and about 70% of the pieces in the box I got from Woodpecker’s are horribly warped. Some are so bad that if you hold down 3 corners on a flat surface, the fourth corner will be 5/8 inch above the surface!