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  1. in that pic the barrel is still sitting on the V...

    in that pic the barrel is still sitting on the V blocks on the laser, I ran a toothbrush over it is all. Burrs are thee biggest headache with lasering metal. The main reason I run many passes is the...
  2. I too was frustrated during my first stabs at...

    I too was frustrated during my first stabs at fibering. Seemed like nothing was happening. I was attempting to engrave one of my steel bars, and it just wasn't happening...

    3-1/2 years later: I...
  3. Our AC unit, the condensation drain line, pvc,...

    Our AC unit, the condensation drain line, pvc, runs slightly uphill to the floor drain in front of the washing machine. The instant the AC kicks on, the residual water in the pipe starts going...
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    There's a lot of misunderstanding of trademark...

    There's a lot of misunderstanding of trademark law...

    If you buy a T-shirt and make yourself an iron-on Corvette logo and apply it to your T-shirt, are you committing trademark infringement?
    No,...
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    You might try Jorlink.com for parts and info on...

    You might try Jorlink.com for parts and info on these machines, I have a GCC Explorer and I got a complete schematic wiring diagrams from their website. (that was about 3 years ago, hopefully they're...
  6. I've never had text imported as 'text', it's...

    I've never had text imported as 'text', it's always included with vectors aka 'curves' from Corel that I export as DXF's-- and while the menu in Corel SAYS you can export text as text, it always...
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    Here's a PDF that explains military logos and...

    Here's a PDF that explains military logos and insignias, and their allowed- or disallowed- use by Non-Federal Entities. It's 12 pages, and I didn't read thru the whole thing, but it appears that the...
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    Just go to Amazon and buy off-brand ink. Been...

    Just go to Amazon and buy off-brand ink. Been doing it for years with a cheap Canon printer. The first year I spent like $14 every other month for another cartridge, in the 4 or so years since, I've...
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    I posted to your other thread in the 'hardware'...

    I posted to your other thread in the 'hardware' section-
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    We got a Whirlpool 'Duets' front loader set in...

    We got a Whirlpool 'Duets' front loader set in 2013, just the basic models, they look and work like brand new still. I get a kick out of how the washer sounds like a flying saucer when the spin dry...
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    The bang could've been a capacitor popping, and...

    The bang could've been a capacitor popping, and there's 2 of them in an RF laser tube. If one goes, the laser will still fire, but at half the power- try cutting something or deep engraving something...
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    3 times in my life I bought into mutual funds for...

    3 times in my life I bought into mutual funds for our retirement, spanning over 20 years. All of them had stellar 20 year performance records. After 20-ish years of paying in monthly, I finally...
  13. Just found my 'bonkers' video-- I made this vid...

    Just found my 'bonkers' video-- I made this vid of my Triumph before I knew the wire was broken, and assumed it was a stepper motor. You'll note that where it DOES go bonkers is limited to the one...
  14. Two of my lasers- my 'good' Gravograph LS900, and...

    Two of my lasers- my 'good' Gravograph LS900, and my Chinese Triumph 1390- have both had wire issues within the Y-axis drag-chain.

    The Triumph started doing nutty stuff at about 2 years old, and...
  15. Some personal perspective about big Chinese...

    Some personal perspective about big Chinese lasers:

    This was my 1390 Triumph sitting in the warehouse parking lot in China, waiting for the rest of the crate to be built around it:
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    and...
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    hi-jack on... I posted to this thread above,...

    hi-jack on...

    I posted to this thread above, #10. Before doing so I googled some info on radio waves, to see if I could find some info on cross-talk harmonics & such to do with radio waves in...
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    With any luck, I'll never have to worry about it,...

    With any luck, I'll never have to worry about it, so far so good! (knock on my head!) ;)
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    Pop Quiz: 423318423319 The Buick is an '84...

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    The Buick is an '84 T-Type turbo Regal, anatomically identical to the Grand National. I bought it brand new in Dec. '83...
    The Vette is an '84 I bought well used from the...
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    In the 6 years I've owned my Triumph I've only...

    In the 6 years I've owned my Triumph I've only looked at the tube a couple of times, and then I never checked out how my tube is wired up-

    That said, wouldn't these work?
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    I'm no knife aficionado by any stretch, so I...

    I'm no knife aficionado by any stretch, so I don't know what a cheap 'Mora' knife is. A quick google showed a few pics...

    But by accident a coupla weeks ago I DID come across a CHEAP knife that...
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    One of my cousins has been a butcher since he was...

    One of my cousins has been a butcher since he was 15 years old. After about a dozen years of practice, one day he was cutting a pork leg with a bandsaw- toothless blade. Something happened, the bone...
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    Maybe this will help speed things up? :) ...

    Maybe this will help speed things up? :)

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    everything jogs into place :) (you'll still have to cut out extraneous lines, the 'virtual segement delete' tool may help with that!
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    Your only option is to use less power and low...

    Your only option is to use less power and low frequency, so the etch is 'light'. The higher the power, the darker the steel will go, and brown is the primary color. If you dial in low power photo...
  24. The Harley Davidson dealership in Lindon Utah was...

    The Harley Davidson dealership in Lindon Utah was pretty much entirely built from leftovers reclaimed from Geneva Steel before China got the rest of it...
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    I don't know what database, but those who called...

    I don't know what database, but those who called us weren't just random calling people, they knew everything about our car, including the original buy date, OUR buy date, and the date the warranty...
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