The Optimist's Report -- Craft Foam stickers (Settings)


#1

I got my GF 2 days ago, and it feels great to be posting on the “Made on a Glowforge” category.

Before getting to any of my own projects, my kids were jumping at me to make something for them. We made a quick puzzle out of proofgrade (I did not take a picture), but they wanted to explore the trace function even more.

I took out some craft foam I bought at Walmart. They have a sticky back to them, and are about 1mm in thickness. The come in a pack with about 10-20 different colors (they are 8.5 in by 5.5 in I think)

I engraved it at 1000 speed, 10 power, and cut it at 140 speed, 4 power, 2 passes. The width of the material was 0.04". They came out looking great.


Generating preset QR codes?
#2

I have a stack of this as well. I’ll find a use for it!


#3

Fantastic! (I’m going to add the word “Settings” to your title so we can find it later.)
:grinning:


#4

Cool!


#5

FUN!

We’ve used these foam stickers in the past for silly little things. LOVE what you’ve 'forged with them! We’ll have to go get some more and do some more playing.


#6

(Sorry for the off topic question - but if I bookmark this post in my browser and it gets moved to another section later, do you know if my link will still work? I don’t see the category in the url, but I am not totally sure and I don’t think I’ve bookmarked anything that has been moved…yet.)

This post is definitely one I want to remember later.

Thank you all!


#7

I think this belongs in the Beyond the Manual category because it mentions settings on a non Proofgrade material.


#9

They beg for this treatment :smile:


#10

Thank you, @jrnelson!


#11

Yes it should, but i haven’t tested bookmarks specifically. Links outside (Google spreadsheets) definitely update when the post is moved, so i imagine the inside ones for Discourse do as well. :slightly_smiling_face:

(and I need to type faster)


#12

Let’s find out.


#13

I need to try this! I’ve been scared of foam because it could be made with a lot of different things and it’s not like they put ingredients on the package.