I’m thrilled to report that this is one happy librarian tonight! Ironically, the machine came on one of the only days I have to work late, but that didn’t stop the family from putting it through some fun test projects.
My parents were nice enough to wait at my place for UPS. (Missing two handles, but no major box crunching.) After a quick dinner when I got off work it was Glowforge time!
When the founder’s ruler comes out flawlessly, you know you are set! (Notice my awesome window vent…my dad’s creation over the weekend so we were ready to go!)
The second thing we cut was actually from my sister’s guest account! I set everyone up one as we set up the wifi. Within five minutes she’d loaded a cutting board in the machine, figured out how to upload her design, and the glowy button was blinking again. It came out perfectly (I’ll let her post her own pics if she wants to.)
Next were some keychains I made for some students I lost a bet with…I was supposed to finish the Harry Potter series by the time school started, so I promised them something fun if I didn’t.
Then we get a call from my brother, who had left earlier: “Throw some acrylic in, will you?” And then he’s sending a keychain over from his house that he had just designed!
This was all in a matter of around two hours, including setup. We were all totally blown away.
Thank you to the wonderful people of this forum who have kept spirits high and told us all the wait would be worth it. I seriously would have regretted canceling after seeing how wonderful this machine is to work with. As cheesy as it may sound, Dan and the Glowforge team have truly created something special and I’m so glad to be a part of it!