December 15, 2018, 5:34pm
Thought I’d share…
Just started a 1-hour job. And as I’m watching I notice… a fly got trapped when I closed the lid! Not the first time I’ve had an insect attracted to the Glowforge lights, but the first time they didn’t get out in time!
Anybody know the proper settings to engrave a fly?
December 15, 2018, 5:36pm
I have a beetle I’ve been waiting to engrave. The problem is that it’s super lightweight and fragile. Adhesives seem like they’d retake the legs off. Air assist will blow it away. I’m a bit stumped.
December 15, 2018, 5:48pm
What if you made a cardboard jig that slipped over it to hold it in place? Two layers, with the bottom layers accommodating the legs and the top layer more snug to the carapace?
December 15, 2018, 6:12pm
Boys are very strange.
I’m going to just sit here and enjoy my fluffy warm gingerbread, gently glazed with butter.
December 15, 2018, 6:26pm
Yeah I considered that, but the main issue is I have one shot at it so I’ve been letting the ideas percolate. His legs are pretty delicate.
One thing I’ve considered is firmly mounting him on a background as he would be displayed later. Then I can hold the mounted surface down. With proper jigging I can get it aligned dead on.
We’ll see if I get around to it.
December 15, 2018, 6:39pm
I’m sorry couldn’t resist
December 15, 2018, 7:24pm
Mmmmm is right. I LOVE gingerbread. And, since I’m seeing you do this many times over…how the heck do you shrink your text to such a small size? I’ve tried doing it and it’s either top secret or something…
December 15, 2018, 7:26pm
You type this…(without the spaces) to actually make the text small:
< small >
text </ small>
December 15, 2018, 7:33pm
I’m thinking maybe hot glue? Then I could just re-heat the glue to remove the bulk of it, then some sort of wick for the little bit remaining.
Wings or body?
Oh! I hadn’t thought about doing the wings. That’s a great idea! Okay… That’ll have to be the next project I think.
December 15, 2018, 7:42pm
I didn’t know about < small >, I usually used < sub >. Fun Fact, you can use more then one to make it even smaller.
5 small commands get you this!
Hey, < big > works, too!
5 big commands gets you this!
I guess these don’t stack.
December 15, 2018, 8:14pm
Hey, < big > works, too!
I usually use < large >. Same thing.
I have found a spiderweb in the forge. I guess I should have a mesh screen where it vents outside…
December 15, 2018, 8:34pm
you mean like
Wow…that’s a lot of keys to use.
might be worth the time once in a while…
Can’t seem to get myself back in control here…
December 16, 2018, 6:19am
Yeah, Martha! That’s it! But, maybe more like
… “help me!”
The metallic green
“June bug” has been used for centuries upside down and without the legs for its amazing effects. I would think that the Glowforge could put a new spin on that,
December 16, 2018, 1:21pm
That’s exactly what kind of bug he is. Weird coincidence.
In that case just cutting up the parts to use as color on one of your small boxes could be just the thing!
December 16, 2018, 2:42pm
Whatever you do, do not try engraving a stinkbug.
or one of those little glass “fart bomb” vials…