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    I have to ask, Bill, why not 'all at the same...

    I have to ask, Bill, why not 'all at the same time'? And what are Windows 10 'loads'? (I could google it but what fun is that?) ;)
  2. One of my customers ordered some Yeti's, for the...

    One of my customers ordered some Yeti's, for the specific purpose of reselling them with his logo on them. Yeti told him the only way they would allow that is if THEY do the engraving. But that's...
  3. My only open pit experience was waaaayy back when...

    My only open pit experience was waaaayy back when I was a boy scout. The 'masters dug a hole, and IIRC they filled the bottom with briquettes. Meanwhile they had a bigazz bonfire going. They waited...
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    This won't help with what you need exactly,...

    This won't help with what you need exactly, because this is the 40w Synrad tube from my Gravograph LS900- the reason I'm posting it to show that the 'end piece' can get pretty complicated depending...
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    I have one Win10 computer in this place, an HP...

    I have one Win10 computer in this place, an HP laptop, and it's ridiculously slow. And what fun it is when you have 15 Corel windows open, none of them saved and MS decides to kill your computer to...
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    Here's my old chiller setup, a 3000 'radiator'...

    Here's my old chiller setup, a 3000 'radiator' chiller and a storage box with about 15' of coiled 3/8" copper tubing covered with ice water-
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    --note-- that ice is probably 20 minutes...
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    I'm trying to figure why the tube *appears* to be...

    I'm trying to figure why the tube *appears* to be mounted diagonally within the cabinet?
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    ok, maybe not "nearly", but $5200/15 years is...

    ok, maybe not "nearly", but $5200/15 years is $28.88 a month-- many people's credit card interest is higher than that. Just sayin' :)
  9. I'm as cheap as they come, always have been. Much...

    I'm as cheap as they come, always have been. Much of my equipment- in fact, the vast majority of it, I've bought used. Believe or not, NONE of my used machines has ever needed anything more than...
  10. I've found that my own nesting saves more...

    I've found that my own nesting saves more material than the nesting programs I've tried.
    If the pieces are identical, just takes a bit of patience to get a couple of starter rows going--
    I just...
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    I recently changed out the 2.5.3 version in my 4...

    I recently changed out the 2.5.3 version in my 4 years old Triumph to 2.14.10 which all my others have- I had to buy a new controller since the original was proprietary with a USB dongle. It was...
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    USPS tracking has a foolproof way to determine...

    USPS tracking has a foolproof way to determine 'early' labeling via 'tracking status'... I just took a screenshot of a few of my Stamps.com entries that just happen to have almost every status...
  13. yup- 438514 enlarge this and you can see...

    yup-

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    enlarge this and you can see the guidelines I added- the pic is angled on in several directions due to the camera position so I angled the guidelines to match, as best I could-
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    Just did a calculation, $200k loan 3% 30 years,...

    Just did a calculation, $200k loan 3% 30 years, payment is $842, adding $842 each month will pay off the loan in 11 years 7 months...

    Same amount at 2.8% for 15 years, payment is $1362, a...
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    To adjust for your double-image, you first need...

    To adjust for your double-image, you first need to check/adjust if necessary your X axis belt for tightness, this is 'backlash' or 'reverse interval' adjustment-

    Run a test engraving, best way is...
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    I took your first two pics and added some extreme...

    I took your first two pics and added some extreme light, to see if the image slowly fades to black, or if the image is sharply cut off-

    - it kinda does both..?
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    I added less...
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    So- mirror falls off glue mirror on pictures...

    So-
    mirror falls off
    glue mirror on
    pictures get fuzzy
    something must be wrong with the glued on mirror
    check it out for days
    finally figure it's not the mirror but the...
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    Assuming the frame etc is still structurally...

    Assuming the frame etc is still structurally sound:

    Get as much chunky rust off as you can.
    Go to Harbor Freight. Get a $10 angle grinder, a 4-1/2" AND a 7" sanding disk backer for it, some 24...
  19. Agreed- however, I'll elaborate a bit: I don't do...

    Agreed- however, I'll elaborate a bit: I don't do much if any 'intricate' cutting, most of my cutting involves round E-stop legends, rounded-corner labels, and 'snap' lines (cutting plate border...
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    Product shout out

    My wife visited our Granddaughter about a month ago, and told me that their' place smelled much better (dog and cat in a hotel suite) than it did previously. They'd recently bought a small air...
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    What a hepa filter will have a hard time dealing...

    What a hepa filter will have a hard time dealing with is when engraving painted or powdercoated metals. It will help, but I'm not sure how much.

    And Nick, our house has been an engraving shop...
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    Tried out my new Cermark Ultra

    Just weird to me to use BLACK Cermark. (actually this is dark gray :) )

    Suggested mix is 2:1 for brushing. I mixed it at 1.5:1 just in case. Glad I did, very runny.

    I brushed it on the back of...
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    Most likely reason for this phenomenon IMO is...

    Most likely reason for this phenomenon IMO is simply a lot of people now have time to do projects they've been putting off...
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    I was tear-assing the main drags in my '67...

    I was tear-assing the main drags in my '67 Coronet R/T when I was 17 back in '71. Whenever something a bit more nefarious than usual happened, my old man would ask me about the next day. -- How do...
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    I don't have a way to record from your video, but...

    I don't have a way to record from your video, but if you watch the video at .25 speed, move the timer to 34 seconds or 49 seconds and closely watch the mirror raise, you'll note that the whole mirror...
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