UGears Models material

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#1

I was wondering if the material used at UGears http://ugearsmodels.com/ from what I can tell is made with Duro Laser Wood Laminate and will it work with the Glowforge? Or what would you suggest something simular to that look?

WUS 253 - Duro Laser Wood Laminate - White - 1/8" or WUS 113 - Duro Laser Wood - White - 1/4"

http://www.laserbits.com/wood-sheets/duro-wood-laminates/wus-253-duro-laser-wood-laminate-white-1-8.html

Thanks


#2

Laminate you linked to will work great. No idea what the products at ugears are made from, but gorgeous models!


#3

Thank you jbmanning5. I agree their models are way cool!!!


#4

They definitely give something to aspire towards! Only negative is the cost of linked material. Definitely need to set up an account with a wholesaler if leaning the direction of doing more than one of those.


#5

I agree, the WUS 113 - Duro Laser Wood - White - 1/4" is $7.99 for 12" x 24" x 1/4"


#6

The materials catalog at Glowforge.com is going to be a big thing. Now that will be interesting in terms of price, value and ease of use. Very convenient but I fear that my cheapster instinct will forbid me from ordering just because there are trees growing at my cabin and I should be able to just go out and cut them down to fit into the Glowforge. Oh, how we simplify everything.


#7

marmak3261 Since I bought the Glowforge I look at everything differently now, when I’m at Home Depot, Ikea, etc I see things I can buy cheaply and make things with them. I’m cutting up all the cardboard I get and saving it for future projects. Hopefully the Glowforge site / store will be our go to place to buy materials for projects.


#8

I agree with you 100%! I’ve also become cheaper ever since learning how to use tools like the glowforge- I see something I like, and my usual gut reaction is “but can I make this myself?” :laughing:


#9

steph_ Exactly, I think most people that bought a Glowforge thinks like us!!!


#10

Dry them first :wink: