So it’s been a long time since I got my Glowforge going. Teaching math became a twice full-time job once the pandemic sent us all home. I had a coworker who wanted a memorial plaque for her dog that died a few years ago. She wanted it on steel. I told her that I was of course up for the challenge.
Her husband actually got the metal where he works. As far as how long it took, I went with a pretty high DPI, so it took a little over 2 hours to get it done. I only did one pass. I had a second one that I was going to repeat it with 2 passes and a slightly faster speed if it came out badly.