One of the things I’ve been wanting to try with the Glowforge is TOPO maps. Quite a while back I was able to create a vector topo map of Mercer Island, WA using elevation data I found online. For cutting, I wanted to use the least amount of material so I decided to try cutting it twice alternating each topo line between a cut and a score with a plan to use the score to align the piece above.
The cutting and scoring took just over 20 minutes.
I didn’t bother to order the cuts from inside to outside and just let the GF decide. It did cut several outside first but it didn’t seem to cause any trouble. It was really fun to see it cut between the score lines in the steeper areas.
After cutting was the hard part, the weeding! Once I had the pieces all organized.
They were easy to pick up and place.
I haven’t bothered to glue the pieces together so it was a little tricky to get a shot of the underside with my phone.
I love how easy the GF makes these projects!