It all started when my sister in law, knowing I have a 3D printer asked that I make her a “Tree if Life” In the spirit of Disney’s Animal Kingdom as a centerpiece for her upcoming wedding. Given she and her fiancé are both Veterinarians this seemed the perfect “theme” for the wedding.
Doing this on a 3D printer wasn’t going to happen… and as luck would have it the glowforge was delivered just in time.
All said and done, i recreated vector art in the spirit of the silhouette logo if Animal Kingdom and made a huge 36”+ centerpiece on my x-carve in relief. Then got to work on the Glowforge to make mini versions in maple veneer of the tree to use as seating cards for guests- over 100 trees on the GF!.
Of course it didn’t end there once my wife and sister realized I could (and I quote) “Etsy up this wedding”. Pretty much did all the signage, card box, and most anything else that they found on Etsy. The GF and the xcarve got a quite a workout over the last month (and truth be told I got a free pass to play in the man cave for many hours )
Wedding was a success and many wows at all the signage and theming.