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    Do search here or google for Tykma lasers. They...

    Do search here or google for Tykma lasers. They have a manual on line that will help. It's for a 20watt, so power should be reduced accordingly.
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    They appear to be very good machines with a lot...

    They appear to be very good machines with a lot of options. He ain't getting one at his price point though...... The smallest will be about double his max.
    (without a base)
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    Business opportunity! Make up something that...

    Business opportunity! Make up something that works and I'll buy one for a Dolla! or maybe I'd go Two dolla!

    :D
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    I just bought one and in process of putting it...

    I just bought one and in process of putting it together. Decent kit, appears to be well thought out. I DO see the Z axis being the weak spot and the HDZ upgrade with a spindle (about $7-800...
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    I had another project similar to the above, but...

    I had another project similar to the above, but on a 20" diameter quarter inch SS plate with some cutouts for connections. Had to outline the cutouts and text with boxes. Easy, made 20 contour...
  6. don't use ANYTHING vinyl as in true...

    don't use ANYTHING vinyl as in true polyvinylCHLORIDE. Chlorine gas will be released when lasering and will RUST your machine and harm your lungs.
    Get a PAPER transfer tape
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    I see size as somewhat limiting also. We'll see....

    I see size as somewhat limiting also. We'll see. This might be scam or already sold (I caught it day after first posted) as the seller has not responded.
    And only left email. We'll see. And...
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    opinions on Shopbot Desktop

    I'm wanting to add a cnc router to my shop. I have been looing at the Shapeoko 3xxl as starter machine, as it is not too expensive, and if I find I need larger machine, I can more readily determine...
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    I still don't think it is a particular machine. ...

    I still don't think it is a particular machine. I think it is just the laser. Every time I turn mine on I have to refocus and move. I've been doing a lot of the same pieces of jewelry for a...
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    I kind of thought you did that Kev. I don't know...

    I kind of thought you did that Kev. I don't know if they are going to pursue or not. These are tool holding plates to be bolted to a wall and will have several horizontal parts to hold their...
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    Thanks Mike, Sure. It's built well enough I...

    Thanks Mike,
    Sure. It's built well enough I think. I know I've had parts half that heavy and it would move vertically.
    I'd probably pull out the grid and only use the knife blades. I can slide...
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    Oh, I'd do a multiple contour. And in playing...

    Oh, I'd do a multiple contour. And in playing with estimating, I can do 6 passes around each part in seconds rather than an hour.
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    Cermark - vector cutting"

    Has anyone tried using a vector cutting path on a cermark coated sheet of stainless steel?

    Bit of background. I've got an industrial customer who is wanting a good number of stainless steel...
  14. I bought a half dozen of the outdoor remotes that...

    I bought a half dozen of the outdoor remotes that Kev posted a few years ago at Home Depot for 1 cent each. Closeouts. I got all they had and gave away a couple.
    I use two of them with my laser. ...
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    I occasionally have this happen. Usually I don't...

    I occasionally have this happen. Usually I don't have a hatch on the first (#1) hatch and have a hatch on the second or third. Adding a #1 hatch usually solves it.
    (it did yesterday for one new...
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    Yeah, but it is 10 times better than the RDworks...

    Yeah, but it is 10 times better than the RDworks manual :)
    It helps when you have the laser, work through it to understand..... And as I've said 10 times before, get you some scrap material to work...
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    First thing I ask when I get a call is how many...

    First thing I ask when I get a call is how many are you looking for?

    One, I start at $20 an item.

    I will occasionally do something that is text only and takes me 2 minutes on my fiber for $10...
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    Read the manual, and if you want better english,...

    Read the manual, and if you want better english, do a search on line for Tykma lasers. They have a manual that explains things a bit better and there may still be a group of youtube videos.
    Their...
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    To view Pics, you need to be a contributing member, $6 per year min.
    I'll piggy back onto Kev, I've done probably a dozen rings. And probably that many more round objects.
    Text is easy, most...
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    Kev, Under F3 (param) and under the tab Other,...

    Kev, Under F3 (param) and under the tab Other, check Start Mark Dialog.
    That brings up a dialog box that you can click or press enter to start the laser firing.

    I haven't tried the continuous...
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    Oh, In looking at the Chinese site for ezcad,it...

    Oh, In looking at the Chinese site for ezcad,it looks like EzCad3 uses a new and different control board. So no upgrade from version 2 without changing your board.
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    Kev, have you not changed your settings so that...

    Kev, have you not changed your settings so that it is a two step process to fire the laser? click F2 and then enter key? or step on pedal and hit enter key?
    Yes, I lose a second or two, but I don't...
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    Trophies would have to be REAL cheap..........

    Trophies would have to be REAL cheap....... 11*$10 is $110 out of that total, $20 each is $220, so the plaque engraving revenue drops by a lot....
    Why not engrave directly on the plaque and use...
  24. Oh, And just looking at the last updates.......

    Oh, And just looking at the last updates....
    April was this. From Dan the man.....
    More camera speed! Last but not least, we’ve just released improvements that make your Glowforge camera run even...
  25. And this was from Sept 2018..... " OMG you...

    And this was from Sept 2018.....
    "
    OMG you guys, finally found my way in. March 2019!! Two years!! It will be TWO YEARS that my school is waiting for this.
    AND that is only true if there is no...
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