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    A C02 laser, until your into the several-hundred...

    A C02 laser, until your into the several-hundred watt range, simply cannot mark stainless aside from heat discoloration. I can darken SS with my 80w Triumph, and warp the daylights out of it, but it...
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    ............... opps post :)

    ............... opps post :)
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    my way: Pretty much what everyone else says...

    my way: Pretty much what everyone else says above, with one addition:

    Assuming the Y axis supports are parallel, and they should be else the Y gantry would bind up somewhere between top and...
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    took this crumb, which is 1966 vintage in case...

    took this crumb, which is 1966 vintage in case that matters, from the edge of the basement wall at the bottom of the stairs-
    I engraved it at 100 power, 40 speed, 500 dpi res, with my 40w LS900....
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    yeah, taken out of context, but as written above,...

    yeah, taken out of context, but as written above, that's the most perfectly honest statement I've heard or read in a LONG time...

    >edit< ;)
    (a little tongue-in-cheek added)
  6. From the onset the Internet's- or rather, Tim...

    From the onset the Internet's- or rather, Tim Berners-Lee's 'plan'- was to enable physicists to share information from anywhere in the world without everyone needing the same hardware and software....
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    Just personal observations: I can't think of...

    Just personal observations:

    I can't think of anyone who's had great service from an auto trans that ever flushed the thing-
    -But I DO know people who've had their trans flushed that ended up...
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    If you're humidity isn't extreme, you might give...

    If you're humidity isn't extreme, you might give a 'personal swamp cooler' a thought-- ...
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    I've always liked this one, I have a copy on the...

    I've always liked this one, I have a copy on the side of my BIL's work desk so he'll see it every day ;)

    http://www.engraver1.com/erase2/ysoserious.jpg
  10. Not exactly on topic but almost- ;) I found...

    Not exactly on topic but almost- ;)

    I found this at my local Lowes, thought it was pretty cool, turns out it's a great bathroom fan, I highly recommend it if you're in the market! - Bluetooth...
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    The little bit of wood I've tried on my fibers,...

    The little bit of wood I've tried on my fibers, just smokes. But I haven't had much practice time to see what parameter changes may or may not work--
  12. --are you thinking 'Cloudray'? Nearly all of my...

    --are you thinking 'Cloudray'? Nearly all of my lenses, including two for my Triumph fiber, came from Cloudray--
  13. Each of my hatch routines is faster than the one...

    Each of my hatch routines is faster than the one before it. Also, I utilize 'edge offset' (see your users manual, from where 'hatch filling' begins and read up on 'edge offset' and 'line reduction',...
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    On a Toyota pickup a long time ago: ATOY -when...

    On a Toyota pickup a long time ago:
    ATOY
    -when read in your rear view reads
    YOTA
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  20. 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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