Learn Inkscape for Glowforge

This 10-lesson course that you can finish in a single afternoon will teach you how to design scalable vector graphics (SVG files) on Inkscape for use with your Glowforge Laser Cutter. In no time strange new items once only in your imagination will be in your two hands. 

Howdy! Jay Moores here.

I have taught arts and crafts to kids between the ages of 8-15 since 1984. I like to create modern takes of old wooden folk toys by designing toys and games for my Glowforge laser cutter. The blend of old fashioned ideas made on modern equipment gives the work a whole new feel. Toys and games are a great way to expose people to technology, especially kids. The playfulness helps to decrease the intimidation of learning how to use the high tech gear. Your brain keeps thinking, "we're just playing, right?" It doesn't know how much it is learning! I hope to help others learn how to program for Glowforge, it's so much fun. Oh yeah, I live in Maine. It is cold here.

J.E. Moores with Shadow Cat and designer toy collection

Download SVG for Glowforge Projects

It’s the perfect gift to make for beekeepers.

Do you know a person who has a lot of love for all things equine?

The toy maker, oracle seer, and anthropologist in me all wanted to squeal with delight.

My grandfather's classic practical joke with loud spinning button mechanism inside.

For displaying small brass 1.5 inch statues of Buddha or Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

I grew up on a farm in Maine during the 60’s. My grandpa used to whittle folk toys for me when I was a kid. The twig racer cars were one of my favorites.

This clothespin spring powered rubber band gun is fun to shoot at stacked paper cups or other targets.

All wood haunted doll house kit you build yourself that comes complete with laser cut witches and cats to set up inside the spooky old Victorian doll house.

This cricket cage has a little dark bedroom they can spend most of the day in. When the light is too bright, it is a comfortable place to rest until it is dark. Once it is dark, they will come out and chirp.

Gomper

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Q-Tip Crossbow

The Q-Tip Crossbow is an advanced project for those who have completed the introductory course.

Q-tip Crossbow