The Cat's Meow
Posted by
dwardio
Boulder, CO 
Joined Oct 3, '15 

After seeing some of the other mobile device stands folks made, I knew that one of the first things I wanted to try was a cat-themed one for my wife…


Yes, I left the masking on one kitty as an accent. I thought it made the design pop a bit.:sunglasses:

I’m pretty happy with it, but made a few boo-boos. Luckily, I was able to use :glowforge: superpowers to fix one of them.

Boo-boo #1: Forgot to take into account material thickness when I resized the SVG in the GFUI. When the print was complete, tab A did not fit into slot B. This is where the :glowforge: superpower came in handy. I drew a simple rectangle in Affinity Design and exported it as a SVG. I placed the faceplate on the GF bed and dropped the box over each slot and sized them to slightly enlarge the slot so the tabs would fit. A quick 12 seconds later, I had wider slots.

Boo-boo #2: Forgot that optical placement has precision limits. Keen-eyed observers will note that the base doesn’t align exactly with the face. When fixing the slot sizes, I was shaving a couple of hundredths of an inch off of each side. That worked fine, but I was working at the extreme left edge of the placement area and ended up with about 1/8" displacement side-to-side.

Boo-boo #3: Under-estimated weeding time. The print itself took 25 minutes. Weeding took 30. 'Nuff said.

I :heart: my :glowforge: !


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