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  1. With a finish, it depends on the finish, and how...

    With a finish, it depends on the finish, and how you engrave it. It's not that hard to melt or burn the finish at the edges if you're going deep. My BIL lasers 20-50 cedar boxes every day, and every...
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    perfect halloween cloud :) second pic looks...

    perfect halloween cloud :)

    second pic looks like someone getting sucked in thru a skull's left eyeball hole head first... ;)
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    Correct on the Z-motor, it only operates during...

    Correct on the Z-motor, it only operates during focus maneuvers so it's out of the loop while engraving. It COULD burn itself up just sitting there, breaking the feedback loop to the controller,...
  4. Here's my favorite: 417520 TransferRite model...

    Here's my favorite:
    417520

    TransferRite model 582U, it's a medium tack, and a little water loosens the adhesive almost immediately. The website is in the pic, and Amazon sells it-
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    to make use of more than 8 colors, use the drop...

    to make use of more than 8 colors, use the drop down
    color menu, then pick by RIGHT clicking the color--
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    right-clicking brings down an options tab,
    just left-click on "apply to pick...
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    good bet you was speekin too a calledge graduut...

    good bet you was speekin too a calledge graduut in layzer cyunce. I wonder if he's engraved his own nameplate yet?

    some days customer service has its moments...
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    I'm usually of the 'change the USB cable'...

    I'm usually of the 'change the USB cable' opinion, connection cables in general over the years have been the root of over 90% of the problems I've had with computer controlled machines..

    However--...
  8. SOLVED! 417420 In the 'connectivity'...

    SOLVED!
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    In the 'connectivity' section, 'adminstration' tab, 'allow users to restrict internet access' was NOT checked. Don't know why it wasn't checked, I don't get into the router...
  9. I was just thinking, I wonder if I can block the...

    I was just thinking, I wonder if I can block the 'net by 127.0.0.1-ing '.com', '.org', '.eu', '.ca', '.biz', etc etc... Going to give that a try. If it works it shouldn't affect any LAN stuff...
  10. I've had this router for maybe 2 or 3 years, I...

    I've had this router for maybe 2 or 3 years, I spent well over $200 for it, mostly because it was supposed to handle a LOT of devices-- which it does, right now there's 19 devices connected to it,...
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    I just did too, it is pretty cool, I'll be...

    I just did too, it is pretty cool, I'll be keeping it handy on my computer at least! I have an in/out thermometer with the outside probe on the north side of the garage shop in the shade, I'm...
  12. 'tardy' grade... ;)

    'tardy' grade... ;)
  13. Router not restricting internet access

    Just opened a program on one of my XP computers, that is supposed to be blocked from the internet by my not-cheap Linksys router, and I got an ad message-- so I open Firefox to check, sure enough,...
  14. Uncanny resemblance-- and just a bit eerie? ;) ...

    Uncanny resemblance-- and just a bit eerie? ;)

    http://www.engraver1.com/erase2/tg.jpg

    http://www.engraver1.com/erase2/pfp.jpg
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    I'll have to check into that Dark Sky-- ...

    I'll have to check into that Dark Sky--

    Thanks everyone for the input! :)
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    Camp stove fuel, aka white gas, aka a form of...

    Camp stove fuel, aka white gas, aka a form of naphtha, distilled from oil, natural gas, coal tar, etc-- is not even close to Denatured alcohol, which is grain alcohol that's been poisoned with...
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    My old LaCrosse is a WS2813-U IT, just checked...

    My old LaCrosse is a WS2813-U IT, just checked Amazon and was surprised to see they're still selling the exact same unit-
    ...
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    Weather station, any favorites?

    I've had a fairly decent LaCrosse for several years now, too old as to internet/wifi but that's not been a problem... has wireless sensors, all separate which I like, but it's starting to act up, not...
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    From my experience with the rotary, the laser...

    From my experience with the rotary, the laser output is identical to what's on the screen in relation to the scanhead. I haven't messed with axis changes, but I would think that changing the X via...
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    So guess what-- ;) My watch guys are custom...

    So guess what-- ;)

    My watch guys are custom building 35 watches for a company's execs, and I'm currently annealing the SS backs-

    Last night I saved the job, shut down, this morning I start...
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    I have a setup to raster engrave those outlines,...

    I have a setup to raster engrave those outlines, involves splitting everything up into separate vertical and horizontal segments. You can do the same with circles, and if your machine doesn't...
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    I do what you're talking about all the time, but...

    I do what you're talking about all the time, but beware-- you CAN warp 1/4" stainless.
    When I engrave the eight 3"high logo characters on these op panels-
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    -the order is S-T-K-R-Y-A-box-C,...
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    Everclear. A bit more expensive but it works...

    Everclear. A bit more expensive but it works great in Cermark/Thermark if not better than DNA since it has no poisonous or any other additives whatsoever, pure 95% ethanol...

    90% rubbing alcohol...
  24. Speed of engraving directly correlates with...

    Speed of engraving directly correlates with engraving quality; a lot of fast passes to the same depth will *usually* result in better engraving quality than a few slow passes. However, for the most...
  25. So while I've mentioned 'micro-splits' above,...

    So while I've mentioned 'micro-splits' above, I've never actually tried it-- till now :)

    Just finished a job with the rotary and decided to experiment. Here's what I did-

    First, I wanted to...
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