…it sure does make a mess in your 'forge!
That exact piece inspired me to mount a baby shop vac next to my 'forge.
Looks like this is the time you just pick up the entire crumb tray and find the nearest trash receptacle.
Is it wrong to be scared to do that in my newly commissioned squeaky clean glowforge?!?!?
Yep! Press it down right across the top, then when you lift it off the bed, all the bits come along for the ride!
( Well, most of them do!)
Thanks for the hand hold @Jules doesn’t seem as scary now! Even tempted to give that design a whirl, once I’ve learnt to drive my GF a bit more. Only recently popped the founders ruler!
I heard someone say once that the first thing they did when they got home with a new car was grab a hammer and give it a ding. That way they didn’t have to go through all the anxiety of trying to prevent it getting its first ding.
I don’t know if I totally buy their application of the concept, but in the case of the GlowForge, dude, GO GET THAT THING DIRTY!
I have logged the longest, the largest, and the thinnest made on bOb, but that wave was without a doubt the messiest (even with tape).
Vacuum cleaner for the win!
And @geek2nurse is right. Tear it up! Glowforge wants to get dirty!
It came out beautifully! I like that design but can’t come up with a use for it…
It’s fun to just hold, and look at, and stroke…
My first forge (warranty issues) I was amazed by the surgically clean asthetic of it, but after hundreds of cuts, it would get quite dirty. Got to the point that even when I cleaned it, it was still pretty dirty in the hard to reach places.
Wasn’t until I got the replacement that I remembered how great they look clean. Honestly, though, having a clean mentality will only slow down your creativity! Like everyone else says, get in there and make some messes! (Not to say you shouldn’t clean it now and again )
I feel you. I don’t think I’m ever going to get all the little pieces out of the bed after doing a few cuts like that.
I shake the tray and a piece falls out and I think “Finally, I got them all out.” And then I shake it again. It rattles in the most mocking of ways.
But they don’t sell replacment trays yet. Guess that’s why we 3d print tray replacement lifters.
Someone used it to hang earrings for display.
i haven’t bothered to cut it. if they gave us that pattern as an SVG file that we could use, i could find plenty of uses for parts of it. Think of that as a side of a pencil box or a tealight. it would look nice. but a set proportion piece that can only be cut as a sheet… not a lot of use for that.