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    If the room's too hot and the room AC isn't...

    If the room's too hot and the room AC isn't sufficient, then you need to rig up a rollaround to cool just the laser. PIA but do-able...

    Walmart has this AC for 3x less than a good chiller......
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    Bathroom vent fans per Home Depot ads only move...

    Bathroom vent fans per Home Depot ads only move around 50 CFM-- Harbor Freight's 'green' dust collection blower is rated at 660 CFM, and I've had 4 of them running in my house/workshop for going on...
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    Explain 'not perfectly square' -- just in size,...

    Explain 'not perfectly square' -- just in size, or shaped wrong, or both?
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    Unless your wife buys 3 of the things! ;) ...

    Unless your wife buys 3 of the things! ;)

    along the 'best money spent' and 'too many buttons' discussion:
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    I love boiled eggs, egg salad, etc-- I got an ad email from Copper Chef recently,...
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    I finally tried some of the...

    I finally tried some of the connect-to-the-garden-hose weed killers. For 2 years I've used Spectracide 'Weed Stop for Lawns', and it does work okay. Some weed come back in a few months but at least...
  6. Best stuff I've found for a good, optical clear...

    Best stuff I've found for a good, optical clear bond with glass & plastic is this stuff:
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    -those 2 pieces of clear plex in my hands are glued together with it. I use it to glue glass awards...
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    that thing was weird, almost like someone else...

    that thing was weird, almost like someone else was working on it while I was working on it!

    first, virtual delete wouldn't work right, it kept deleting pieces of the outlines instead of whole...
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    What version corel did you save as, my x4 won't...

    What version corel did you save as, my x4 won't open it-
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    :) https://youtu.be/LyUN40weqIk

    :)


    https://youtu.be/LyUN40weqIk
  10. What Larry said-- wear shoes and clothes- at...

    What Larry said-- wear shoes and clothes- at least shoes- for grunging around outside, and leave them outside-
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    My wife's sister recently bought their 89 year...

    My wife's sister recently bought their 89 year old father a Cuisinart convection microwave. He couldn't figure out how to use it. Sister is the Rachel Ray type, always cooking and baking. She brought...
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    My dad and his dad built houses, and when we...

    My dad and his dad built houses, and when we moved into THIS house back in '69, I listened to him rant on about how it's built, and it DOES have issues, door jambs not straight, tilting walls, all...
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    Over the years I've probably called engineers...

    Over the years I've probably called engineers over 1000 times to explain that .020" is WAAYYYY too deep for 1/8" high characters. Nearly always it's just a number the engineer thought sounded good. ...
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    Same exact rotary as the Explorer, but with a shorter base. And I was a bit put off by the fact you have to remove the table to use the rotary on the 180. Maybe not HAVE to, but a video I watched...
  15. After running a myriad of computer controlled...

    After running a myriad of computer controlled machinery since 1981, I've found one other truth to add to 'death and taxes':

    Computer connections can and will go bad. This applies to virtually any...
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    Because copper tubing IS conducive to causing...

    Because copper tubing IS conducive to causing condensation to form is a good reason NOT to use it. My old man ran copper tubing everywhere for air lines, over the years I disconnected near all of it...
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    I'm going to assume you're using a cone-tip on...

    I'm going to assume you're using a cone-tip on your lenses with the air blowing thru the cone? If so, it's no wonder you need 60psi of air... If this is true, do yourself a favor and rig up some...
  18. I've been removing rust and old bottom paint from...

    I've been removing rust and old bottom paint from our steel hulled houseboat for longer than I care to admit, and I have nearly all of Harbor Freight's north wall of sanding and grinding accessories...
  19. Ever since I've owned my 80w Triumph, which I...

    Ever since I've owned my 80w Triumph, which I don't really do much cutting with, I've noticed when I DO cut (usually 1/8" thick) that the mA's do drop over time. And I'm also noticing a trend in...
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    a little trick with the 'anneal' pass-- whatever...

    a little trick with the 'anneal' pass-- whatever your settings are for a no-ablate anneal, double the hatch space, increase the speed 50%, increase the power 10%, deduct 5-10 off the freq number. I...
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    Was just thinking about my main box just before...

    Was just thinking about my main box just before reading the above, as mine is lockable... :)

    And this is interesting reading because I burn thru a crapload of electric power!

    Our house, which...
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    These types have an eccentric cam that acts as a stop, rotate it where you want--
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    Always so humble- I always got a kick out of him...

    Always so humble- I always got a kick out of him explaining how little he knew about lasers compared to some of his associates and mentors.
    I learned a ton from Dave, but as the saying goes, he's...
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    While I've never used it myself, many boaters I...

    While I've never used it myself, many boaters I associate with online swear by 'Git Rot'- might be worth a look.
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    I've always hated belt buckles like that, to the...

    I've always hated belt buckles like that, to the point I haven't done one in 30 years or so. The BACKS I'll do, but aligning the text to the arc of the ribbons, endless testing with tape and a pen...
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