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    That big plate was done x-axis-swapped to the y...

    That big plate was done x-axis-swapped to the y axis, so it was done top to bottom- it was 48" x 30", and that machine's working area is only 25 x 19"- only reason I COULD do it was because the...
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    don't usually have this issue with my lasers, but...

    don't usually have this issue with my lasers, but I've had to splice together many large engravings on my tool machines, this one was fun-
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    what you need first (if possible) is...
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    The flareups are caused by the residue left...

    The flareups are caused by the residue left behind from whatever you've been cutting...

    What works for me to clean the table is a propane torch with wide-flare tip. Just turn on blower and go....
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    Poll: Wish I'd known about these Wago connectors a year...

    Wish I'd known about these Wago connectors a year ago when I was changing out the old bathroom fan for the newfangled one with lights too..
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    ...squoze into this 2-gang box is a combo light...
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    Husband pulling out into traffic: "Hey, any cars...

    Husband pulling out into traffic:
    "Hey, any cars coming?
    Wife:
    "No"

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    Depends on the laser-- Polycarb under C02...

    Depends on the laser--

    Polycarb under C02 laser will resemble plex engraving, mostly clear, but polycarb gives off a thick yellow smoke that stains the engraving. Not horrible but noticeable, and...
  7. Just had to laugh at 'it's missing that sleek...

    Just had to laugh at 'it's missing that sleek European design'...

    I've been involved in the engraving business since 1966, full-time since 1976; pantographs until 1981, computer controlled rotary...
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    In typical use "qu" is nearly always used to make...

    In typical use "qu" is nearly always used to make the 'kwa' sound.
    And "bu" usually makes the 'buh' sound.
    But (<see? ;) ) in typical english fashion BUick sounds like 'QUE-ick'
    and not...
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    as to the reason tires are date coded: Because...

    as to the reason tires are date coded: Because time and the elements also wear tires out--

    This tire, a Goodyear Marathon trailer tire, is one of 6 holding up our 32' Party Cruiser pontoon boat. ...
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    Just for reference- NOAA Weather Radio...

    Just for reference-

    NOAA Weather Radio Frequencies:

    WX1 -- 162.550
    WX2 -- 162.400
    WX3 -- 162.475
    WX4 -- 162.425
    WX5 -- ...
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    Ever since I decided to pay for Adobe and got...

    Ever since I decided to pay for Adobe and got zero use out of it because not once did it NOT crash my computer when attempting to load, I've been using Foxit reader and really like it... Jim says...
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    My first laser I got in 2001, a 1997 New Hermes...

    My first laser I got in 2001, a 1997 New Hermes Optima (re-badged Universal), 25w Synrad, it was my New Hermes/Gravograph rep's demo machine. My BIL has owned it for about 7 years, has used it daily...
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    Also from Amazon, bit cheaper but should work--

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  14. so I totally missed the 'passenger side' part ;)...

    so I totally missed the 'passenger side' part ;)

    So since I have no idea how the linkage is setup, I found some good pics-
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    From the looks of it, about all that could be causing...
  15. google: Anchor Stencil Products I know not...

    google:

    Anchor Stencil Products

    I know not much about it other than it comes in various thicknesses, some of it on 15" rolls like sign vinyl, I assume but don't know for sure but I believe...
  16. What Terenfenko said, or possible bad motor......

    What Terenfenko said, or possible bad motor... and based on this statement-

    My bet is a bad motor. Wiper motors have a RUN function and a PARK function. When parked the motor always ends up in the...
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    That conjured up a few memories-- some of my own...

    That conjured up a few memories-- some of my own pics :)

    Actual muscle car without the mussels-
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    -just across the driveway from the Mustang--
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    remember to put the drive up! ...
  18. Thermark and Cermark are both Ferro companies...

    Thermark and Cermark are both Ferro companies so... As to Cermark (never used Thermark as I assume they're the same) with the exception of a trial of LMM14 (which is Cermark, and it melts foam...
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    in 20 years of lasering I've only had to do a...

    in 20 years of lasering I've only had to do a major adjustment once ever, and that was only 3 months ago, so I'm not a pro at this, but--

    In reading your procedure so far, it seems you're only...
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    you contradicted yourself (my opinion :) ) ...

    you contradicted yourself (my opinion :) )



    Engraving glass with a C02 laser fractures the surface of the glass, which by definition (my opinion :) ), disrupts the surface compression...
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    For one thing, a real person has to open and...

    For one thing, a real person has to open and examine my returns, which I prefer to a computer doing it.
    For another, if your tax return gets lost in the mail, the IRS will actually believe you :) ...
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    I love TurboTax. I've used it since, about its...

    I love TurboTax. I've used it since, about its 2nd year of existence.

    I file my taxes on the absolute last day possible.

    3 reasons for this:
    1)- I always have-
    2)- Only once since 1974...
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    So John, how did you "actually" pay? As in, does...

    So John, how did you "actually" pay? As in, does Paypal source money from your bank account, debit card, credit card-? If credit card, you still may be able to do a chargeback by dealing directly...
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    Diehard Firefox user. And how does anyone with 10...

    Diehard Firefox user. And how does anyone with 10 use Chrome? My stupid (as in, you can't fix stupid) win10 laptop wouldn't even load Chrome last time I tried, all by itself it downloaded and ran...
  25. Recreation via things with internal combustion...

    Recreation via things with internal combustion engines for as long as I can remember :) -Boating & RV'ing in particular, and whenever possible.
    Not all, but many of the recreational toys I/we've...
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