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    I purchased the Fusion 360 book in paper off...

    I purchased the Fusion 360 book in paper off Amazon listed above. I got a lot of flak for doing so, but I need a written reference and not spending 15 minutes watching a video. Sure as some...
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    I have owned and operated lasers for a few years,...

    I have owned and operated lasers for a few years, unless someone has changed those settings they should not need adjustment. The problem is intermittent, not all the time. Checking for loose...
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    Looks like the lens is loose in the holder, did...

    Looks like the lens is loose in the holder, did you check that like you were advised to do over on CNCZone? It would give you exactly what you are showing? So when you say you've already checked...
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    Is that the work area or the table size? If its...

    Is that the work area or the table size? If its the table it will alway be something to deal with. Work area will take some getting use to…. my guess he screwed up the the design. It looks heavy...
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    Got my free sample kit today with spec sheet and...

    Got my free sample kit today with spec sheet and sales sheet, nice piece 8x8 x 3/4 inches and a some round coasters like things about 1/2 inch thick. Caution for exterior use Must be primed and...
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    Are you a DIY kind of guy who owns a DVM and...

    Are you a DIY kind of guy who owns a DVM and knows how to use it? Are you handy with machines and adjustments and have a lot of tools you know how to use and can figure things out? Otherwise do not...
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    From what I read online it its got a...

    From what I read online it its got a water-repellent built in thats oil based. Your example shows that a oil based Spar Varnish is more that likely the coating for a sign. I was under the impression...
  8. Scott there are companies that get paid to do...

    Scott there are companies that get paid to do just that, tweek Google and remove or add reviews as needed.
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    Sticky: Whats the upgrade cost from 9.5 for VCarve Pro?

    Whats the upgrade cost from 9.5 for VCarve Pro?
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    My guess its a diode laser, most are limited to 5...

    My guess its a diode laser, most are limited to 5 or 6 watts but there could be some that are over driven or 15 watts. Its a more effective power than co2 so it might be equal to 30 watts??
  11. If its not your machine, its a makerspace I don't...

    If its not your machine, its a makerspace I don't think you should mess with machine settings. Get some blue masking tape and apply as needed.
  12. So just about everything the "experienced users" ...

    So just about everything the "experienced users" here said vs the Glowforge fan club has come to be. The predictions have come to pass, so what's the future for Glowforge? Will there be a class...
  13. We used to have some really serious discussions...

    We used to have some really serious discussions on here a couple years back and what happened to that guy who was always defending the Glowforge.... where is he now? They went on for pages about how...
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    Its not even close to MDF or MDO, totally...

    Its not even close to MDF or MDO, totally different product. I wonder if Scott got the same stuff? I used just plain old pine board and painted the heck out of it. When done carving, I used spar...
  15. Thread: Glow Forge

    by Bill George
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    Nothing to see here folks move on..... Yup you...

    Nothing to see here folks move on..... Yup you saw it all here first was it just two years ago? What happened to the guys who were on here defending the GF? ;)
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    Interesting but no where does it list the weight?...

    Interesting but no where does it list the weight? I have my sign already started but this stuff might be ok for a future project.
    It would be a interesting media for a gingerbread project for a...
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    The lake house owners are interested in one...

    The lake house owners are interested in one thing.... cheap. I offered to use some wood from their property and it was a no go. My wife bless her heart told them since they were friends with us,...
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    You should be reading mA not voltage. Voltage...

    You should be reading mA not voltage. Voltage should be unchanged and how are you measuring the Kv? If the old tube was not the issue and the new tube does not work correctly, either you have a...
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    Exactly what Gary said. Copper or black iron...

    Exactly what Gary said. Copper or black iron pipe. Drop down the wall, set a T on its side and come out with your air fitting, out of the bottom of the T 6 or 8 inch nipple, install a blow down...
  20. Even a 1/4 inch bit is going to really be hard to...

    Even a 1/4 inch bit is going to really be hard to do on that thick of material. Since when does the customer know how a CNC router needs to cut?
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    General Metalworking RR Track is not plain mild steel, if you cut with...

    RR Track is not plain mild steel, if you cut with a bandsaw blade it will be an expensive job. Thats what abrasive cutoff wheels are for... steel. I have some abrasive wheels for my angle grinders,...
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    Yes so much knowledge. But this site has...

    Yes so much knowledge.

    But this site has changed a lot in the last year or so. Seems like now all we are getting is eBay people who are first time users. Looks like we are support for the...
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    Dave from the UK?

    I hope his name is Dave the guy that knew lasers inside out and was from the UK. I never see him on anymore, and at one time he was restoring a old stone house. Maybe he retired and is now...
  24. Thread: Bench vise

    by Bill George
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    General Metalworking Have fun finding a tap that size and if you can...

    Have fun finding a tap that size and if you can do internal threads on a lathe go for it. That nut looks to be cast iron and Acme thread. However you might look for a steel off the shelf nut that...
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    General Metalworking Rail is tough, abrasive cut off wheel(s) should...

    Rail is tough, abrasive cut off wheel(s) should cut it fine if you do not have a plasma or OA torch that is.
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