I finally broke down last month and ordered a Glowforge. I am extremely pleased so far. I have been working with a Shapeoko CNC machine and I wanted to augment that with something capable of etching and handling smaller pieces.
After a few test projects I decided to try my own variation on chris1’s Flat Pack Christmas tree for glowforge. Mine is made from 1/4 plexi and uses a wooden base made on the Shapeoko with some LED lights (The CNC machine handles thick - 3/4 plus - wood pieces better).
A better view of the base:
The base uses 4 flicker flame LED’s so it looks pretty cool in the dark.
I am still getting used to the new machine and I am hoping to do a lot of crossover projects, like these Christmas boxes I just finished for the family (another CNC/Laser combo project).
Anyway, enough of my rambling. Just glad to be here with all of you lovely makers.