So, I wasn’t going to post this but I made the mistake of mentioning it in another thread and now I have to.
Anyway, this it a good time to mention what I am doing this week. That extended Y-axis base for my handibot arrived and it needs beta testing. Also ever since the Glowforge arrived, I’ve been playing 3d Tetris in the office here so this is what I have done. I have taken a week off from the salt mine to work on “personal infrastructure”. Each project may or may not utilize one of the smart tools at the house. I just plan to do each with whatever it best for the project.
So far, the count is 1 for dumb tools and one for the Glowforge.
In the next move in my little game of Tetris, I needed to move the laser (paper) printer so I made a stand for it using scrap wood and then made a box to go on one side of it.
The stand was done with just a table saw and a pocket hole jig, no plans other than jotting down the dimensions it needed to be.
The box was drawn up in F360 and then cut on the Glowforge from .200" Homedepot plywood.
Once you get the workflow down you can design ugly boxes in F360 quite quickly. You will be able to see and learn that workflow when the tutorials go live.
The short version is draw it, extrude it, export it and adjust for kerf using https://apps.autodesk.com/FUSION/en/Detail/Index?id=7634902334100976871&appLang=en&os=Win64
Import into Inkscape just to get it as an SVG, and then upload and cut.
Next time I leave the house I need to pick up some really big rubber bands unless someone can tell me a better way to clamp small finger jointed boxes?
Anyway, that is it for tonight.