Well, my optimism finally paid off. My GF arrived on Tuesday.
I picked it up in New York state and drove it across the border to Canada (I’ll make another post about that as a guide for others.) I unpacked it and made the ruler in about 45 minutes hour (my kids were “helping”, so it took longer than I expected). There have been a lot of unboxing pictures and ruler pictures, so I don’t feel the need to post those.
My first projects were stuff for the kids, but my first real project was a D&D privacy screen. For those who don’t play Dungeons and Dragons, there’s one person who is the Dungeon Master (DM) who runs the game. He or she makes up the adventure and has lots of notes and stuff that needs to be kept secret until the right time. So most DMs use some sort of screen to hide all those things.
My 14 year old son is going to be a DM this fall, and asked me to make him a screen.
Here it is:
Here is the side:
Here’s a close-up of the dragons:
At the back, I made him a dice tower, and a life counter for the monsters he controls. They clip onto the bottom of the screen. They are prototypes, and I need to refine them (hence why they are cut out of mdf, and not proofgrade).
The screen was made with Maple Plywood, and the dragons were cut out of the Walnut Veneer and stuck on. I love the effect of it.
I did not draw the dragons, they came from http://all-silhouettes.com/
I’m super-pleased with how it came out. I’m also very impressed by the Proofgrade stuff. I’m going to have to get my hands on more soon!
I’ve only had it for 2 days, but up to now I’m LOVING the Glowforge! I’m still figuring things out, but I think it’s going to be epic!