You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?


Fellow Glowfolks, I can finally call an end to wait! Majora has arrived!
…and with all 4 handles, no less. :grin: Dang near perfect box too.

We spent a hot minute coming up with a name for it, and Majora won the draw from the hat(so to speak). We are huge Legend of Zelda fans, so expect a related Majora’s Mask escutcheon to show it off.


My total laser machine experience is around 3 or so years, and I have to really applaud the Glowforge team for releasing an easy-to-use product. I know it’s not quite complete and polished, but this is really a product that puts a mind at ease.

Gift of Good Measure on :proofgrade:acrylic after making it on :proofgrade:maple:

Our drawers are full of :proofgrade: and Inventables materials, but who knew after 2 years we would draw blanks on what to make :sweat_smile: Nonetheless, a few things have made their way across the Glowforge.

:proofgrade: Draftboard turned into a fridge magnet:

Tried a quick photo engrave of our cat, Sargeant Pepper. :proofgrade: Maple:

There were a few other things that were made, but were already gifted off. I need to remember to take photos before they leave the house, haha.

Alright, the numbers.
Ordered: Day 29
Golden Email: 11/03
Tracking Email: 12/06
UPS MyChoice: 12/05 (cannot stress enough the fact about signing up for this)
Initial Delivery Date: 12/11
Actual Delivery Date: 12/09

Overall, I can say the wait was tough, but like others can attest it’s worth it. No regrets.

Bonus: (Inventables Black on Glow-in-the-Dark acrylic)



Hitting the ground running! Congrats!


I’ll say! Quite a collection of impressive projects! :grinning:


I can’t believe you did all that in two days! I feel like such a slacker.


Shoot, there are some others that have busted out more intricate projects than me.
They make me feel like a slacker. :laughing:
It feels great seeing a healthy population receive their machines and see what everyone will use the :glowforge: for.


That box is as crisp as I have seen, not even dirty! I have to try some of that glow in the dark acrylic.


Good to know I’m not the only one that named their glowforge after someone in the zelda series! Congrats, can’t wait to see more zelda themed things from you!


Your cat is quite a photogenic one, flashing all those nice (and somewhat terrifying) teeth. Looking forward to your Zelda escutcheon!


Slight update to our first week with the Glowforge. I decided to do a lighter engraving of my cat’s photo(this time including our other cat Ozzy) and wanted to do it on :proofgrade:Basswood this time. I think they came out better than the first time, and now reside on our fridge as magnets.

After some Photoshop adjustments:

I spent most of my recent time perfecting this :proofgrade: acrylic/walnut inlay of the Sheikah symbol from Legend of Zelda. I didn’t quite have an intent for the final product, but they are the perfect coaster size or maybe an ornament.

I have to say, that the translucent blue acrylic is amazing! Paired with the walnut, it looks great. It even has a purple hue when you hold it over fluorescent light.


We’ll see what else we complete this weekend!


Awesome job! (Definitely partial to your kitty prints!) :smile:


Wow, those are some fantastic inlay coasters–love the pairing!


These look awesome! :metal::metal:


Phew, now that these presents are complete and given to excited recipients, here are 2 more things I have worked on recently.

Isla Del Encanto - :proofgrade: Maple, non-proofgrade Wenge and Paduak. (gift for mom)

El Coqui - :proofgrade: maple, :proofgrade: Draftboard, Wenge and Paduak. (gift for grandma)

I lasered custom hangars for both, which let the pieces stand off the wall. :grin:

They were both very excited about their presents, so they made me hang them up on the wall immediately :laughing:

Doing inlays is a lot of fun and the settings have been pretty consistent throughout different materials. Let’s see what tomorrow brings!


Yay, here is the last gift for a friend of mine. He and I run a Youtube channel about kayak fishing, so I wanted to make him an artpiece to hang in his office. It’s comprised of our state and our logo.

We(girlfriend and I) got a little carried away on the packaging :grin: We made a custom stamp from Draftboard and a small tag. I believe we used craft paper to wrap it.
(and yes, that is a handmade tassel :+1:)

I was inspired by this map, but wanted a more geometric design for the elevation. It was exported as polys and I spent some time deleting some stray strokes. Texas doesn’t have much elevation variation, but you can see a difference standing a few feet away. The piece is about 10"x10". Amazon, as always, is a great resource for components like the standoffs.

I did finally get around to testing out this bathymetric map, and I’m pleased on this first test.
I want to make a huge one for a side table, but there’s some details I want to hash out before I drop some dough on the materials.

:proofgrade: Maple Plywood and acrylic; box frame is :proofgrade: Draftboard

I’m glad the gifts are complete! breathes sigh of relief


Love the Texas graphic, and those stand-offs really set it apart!
(Also, great job on the tassel! I gotta go learn that trick)


That geometric elevation is amazing! Love all of the packaging details too.


It’s close, but that frog is da bomb! :grinning: