After waiting so long, it has finally arrived.
My delivery window was from 3:45 to 5:45 ( I decided to pay the extra $8 for a 2 hour window). My wife and I left work early to be here to sign for it.
First hour passed quickly. I had to shoo the cat from the Glowforge’s new home.
My wife finally manged to get our daughter down for a nap, and then she woke up 5 minutes later. I went in and tried to get her to sleep again. That’s when the Glowforge arrived. (~5:00pm)
My wife started making dinner while I was soothing the baby. Once she was asleep, I brought the first box in.
Inside was the crumb tray, the head, and the dryer duct.
Once my wife had a second, she helped me bring the Glowforge upstairs!
And then the baby woke up. Time to eat!
For me, too.
Okay, now we got it lifted in place, exhaust is connected, and its powered on… IT’S ALIVE!
Okay, now to for the first project. (~6:30pm)
Whenever I told people I was getting a laser cutter, a bunch of people asked what you can make with a laser cutter. My go to answer: Toast. So, here’s some toast. Also, I wasn’t the first one to press the button.
But… Iggy’s sourdough bread does not brown very well. So here is a slice of wheat bread.
And here is the founder ruler!
Things I have learned.
- My exhaust is not sealed very well, so I’m getting some smell bleed through. I need to re caulk it.
- My wife is very sensitive to the smell.
- It’s way bigger than I was expecting, and I’ve seen it in real life before!
- The box was banged up a bit, but it was packaged so well that there was no damage at all!
- I GOT A GLOWFORGE!!!