The Lonestar state says hello to it’s fellow Glowforge owners.
I will say, the detail of the cutting is truly amazing. It was able to cut out several of the big bays. Galveston, Matagorda, Corpus Christi. Even some of the smaller ones (Baffin, Copano, San Antonio, etc.). The lines of the Rio Grande and Sabine rivers are just awe inspiring.
Of all of the designs that are posted into the forums, escutcheons always grab my attention. I think it’s because it adds a personality to both the machine, and the owner. Not to say that the wonderful designs that are created by forum posters are not a declaration of personality, because some of those definitely are!
Yeah, the material I’m using is .1" MDF board. Which happens to fit perfectly with the button’s ring (Also .1" deep). I was thinking of clear acrylic for the inset too. Whatever I put on the base will need to be slightly smaller though, as the bottom tip of the state rests on the silver edging of the housing and thus the whole thing doesn’t sit flat. Live, learn and adapt.
Okay, not near near the bays. Center of town, in Bellaire. But it just does my Gulf Coast heart good to see Matagorda and such lovingly detailed in laser! My dad and I always wanted to do a boat trip down the Intracoastal Waterway but never got around to it.
Alas, we got an inch of water downstairs – just enough to be in the FEMA club with regard to replacing floors and drywall, but thankfully not enough to destroy much furniture or other contents. Garage was worse, but we probably needed to get rid of some of my children’s books anyway. We really can’t complain too much by comparison; we’ve got family and coworkers in so much worse shape.
Glad you came through okay yourself. And I had no idea that The Jules lived my hometown! I’m sure that info is on the forums somewhere, but I’m just now starting to dig deeply into past posts. We ordered on Day 104, so I’m only now starting to let myself think about beginning to get kinda excited…
That would have been a pretty awesome trip. Could have docked at Waterfront Restaurant in Matagorda for some food… and then down to Snoopy’s. Baffin and the backside of Padre Island National Seashore is a really neat area.
That’s in Austin but, they are closed at the moment. They had a fire in late August and haven’t opened back up yet.