I love my Glow Forge but I am really hoping that they upgrade the Pass thru Panels to accept .5 inch. @ Glow Forge, is this something you will consider? Also is it something that can be done? I could do so much more if I could get that extra .25 inch.
So, there are ways to convince the glowforge that your door is shut when it isn’t. I’ve never tried it, but it’s doable with magnets. That helps with the front, but you’re still limited by the slot size in the rear.
Let’s see if I can find a post about it.
The concept is called disabling the interlocks, and you can read more about it here on the forum.
You can get up to .36 or an extra ,11 or perhaps a hair more but I have used 0.36 wood in the pass through.
Be aware that the pass through is designed that way to protect your vision. If you choose to “trick it” Make sure you and everyone in the room is wearing the glasses and that you are fully aware of the risks. I would love to use thinker wood, but I love my vision more.