November 9

DIY #Wedding Favors and Gifts – In-Depth with #Glowforge #Laser

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So what is the depth of the printer? How thick of an object can you put into it?

You can use the tray that’s included. The tray’s really convenient because it has cutouts for little pieces that fall into it–shake them out like a toaster. If you use that tray then you’ve got a half inch of focusable space. So anything from paper that’s basically zero height all the way to half an inch you can focus. If you remove that [tray], you get an extra inch for a total of one and a half inches. So, spice jar lids we’ve done work great, we’ve done flask bottles that are flat and wide. But you can’t do like a wine bottle or a wine glass. That’s one of the things we get a lot of questions about, that we say “for that, get something like an Epilog or a Trotec”. They’re awesome machines, they’ll do right by you, and some have big rotary things that can rotate your object so you can etch all sides, and they can handle all that z-depth. So that was one of the big things we gave up.

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One of the tradeoffs we made, and I think it worked out for the better, is that we’re using an injection molded case. We’re using a very particular plastic that’s stronger and more robust against heat than a typical plastic. That lowers our cost, and it means you get a much more beautiful machine that’s able to reduce cost a bunch of other places. Like, if you use sheet metal, like almost every other laser out there, you end up having to separately route wires, whereas we can actually mold routing into the case. Assembly of laser cutters is usually a matter of people using screws, whereas we have parts that snap together and make assembly much quicker. It’s a huge upfront investment–six digits for the mold. But once we’ve done that, we can make Glowforges that are lighter and easier to ship. Even though shipping’s really difficult, and apologies to all the international readers–we know international shipping’s really terrible right now–it’s way more affordable to ship that size box via FedEx and UPS than if we had made the same thing out of sheet metal.

 

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August 10

Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Wedding

Avoiding Outdoor Wedding Pitfalls

By Nina Callaway, About.com Guide

If you’ve decided to have an outdoor wedding, congratulations! Outdoor weddings are romantic and beautiful. However, they aren’t as easy as they may look. Outdoor weddings come with additional caveats and pitfalls, but if you follow these tips, you’ll be sure to shine on your wedding day.

  1. Make your guests comfortable Think about what the weather will likely be at the time of day and month of the year of your outdoor wedding. Sunny and hot? Don’t leave your guests uncomfortably melting – have your ushers give guests ice-cold bottles of water as they are seated. Consider printing your wedding program on a fan so that guests may cool themselves. Don’t forget to have plenty of sunscreen on hand as well. For a very warm location, look into renting large electric fans (don’t forget a generator) and/or a tent to shade the suns rays. If it will be cold and damp, make sure you tell guests that so they can wear extra layers. A simple xeroxed insert will do. You might want to have lap blankets on hand, or rent portable heaters.
  2. Have a backup plan What will you do if it rains? The ideal outdoor wedding location has an indoor location waiting just in case. Many brides and grooms opt to have their ceremony outside and reception inside. In a pinch, the tables can be scooted to the back of the room during the ceremony. A tent is another option, but only for light to moderate rain storms. A heavy rain will soak the ground underneath, leaving guests with soggy and muddy shoes. Make sure any tent you rent is sturdy so it won’t flip over, and that it has thick and weighted sides.
  3. Plan for Wind Many outdoor weddings suffer from windy conditions. Avoid light fabrics like chiffons and china silks in your dress and the bridesmaid dresses. Tell your hairstylist that you’ll be having an outdoor wedding so she/he can plan a style that won’t leave you looking like Cousin It! Men in the wedding party should use pomade or other styling product. Again, tell your guests in a printed insert so that they can plan accordingly. And of course, make sure your tent will stand up to gusting winds or find an indoor backup plan.
  4. Can everybody hear? When you picture your dream wedding at the beach, you’re probably not hearing the roaring of the waves, the rushing wind, or the local kids running and screaming around you. Look into renting a sound system with clip mikes for the bride, groom and officiant. Your DJ or band may be able to easily arrange this for you.
  5. Decorations One of the bonuses of an outdoor wedding is the natural beauty around you, lessening your need to decorate. But you still need to do some work. Visit the site a week before your wedding to make sure the grass is mown, the ground raked, and the flowers have bloomed. If your wedding is at a public park, you may want to ask the groomsmen or friends to do this the morning of your ceremony. If it’s been an especially cold season, you may need to supplement the flowers with some potted bulbs from a florist. Other decorations you may want to consider include an arch or trellis to focus the ceremony and frame the bride and groom as they say their vows; strings of lights or lanterns in the trees; luminaries.
  6. Make things tasty outside Does your caterer have experience planning an outdoor wedding menu? Make sure they’re planning things that will keep well outdoors in the heat. Avoid things like mayonnaise salads or dishes which must be served cold.

To read this full article, please to be sure to visit:10 Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Wedding

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