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    Red face Can I introduce myself?

    I happened to find Sawmill Creek by accident while looking for some Corel Draw help with my Trotec laser. I only joined a few days ago, and wanted to introduce myself and ask if there are any tips or must knows about posting I should know (other than the must read).

    I decided on a whim to try woodworking a few years after high school and now have my Red Seal in Cabinetmaking. I started my own woodworking and laser engraving company when my maternity leave ended over 3 years ago. My Trotec is a new addition to the family but I am already loving all the ways I can create with it.

    Thank you for allowing me to join your fantastic group, I look forward to getting extra help from (or offering it to) like minded people.
    Last edited by Jenni Kreller; 09-13-2015 at 3:19 PM.
    Krellerís Creations
    Owner/Journeyman Cabinetmaker
    Albert, Canada

    Speedy 100

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    Welcome to the forum Jenni! Glad you found us. I love your avatar, that's excellent!

    Make yourself at home. Congratulations on the Trotec purchase. There are a lot of Trotec users and many CorelDraw masters over in the laser section, so ask away and I'm sure you'll get plenty of friendly help.
    Lasers : Trotec Speedy 300 75W, Trotec Speedy 300 80W, Galvo Fiber Laser 20W
    Printers : Mimaki UJF-6042 UV Flatbed Printer , HP Designjet L26500 61" Wide Format Latex Printer, Summa S140-T 48" Vinyl Plotter
    Router : ShopBot 48" x 96" CNC Router Rotary Engravers : (2) Xenetech XOT 16 x 25 Rotary Engravers

    Real name Steve but that name was taken on the forum. Used Middle name. Call me Steve or Scott, doesn't matter.

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    Hello Jenni...!!! Welcome to "The Creek" and I hope that you find that the "waters" here are fine and welcoming. Learn all you can from those already here and share what you know with others here that are looking for that info to help them along the way.

    Welcome and G'day to ya.!!!
    Thanks & Happy Wood Chips,
    Dennis -
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    Welcome Jenni !!
    I have only been an active member for a few months, but have been given a lot of great advise as put together my first wood working shop.
    I also enjoy sharing advise with others if I feel it will be helpful.
    Steve Kinnaird
    Florida's Space Coast
    Have built things from wood for years, will finally have a shop setup by Sept. 2015 !! OK, maybe by February LOL ÖÖ

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    Welcome Jenni. We're glad to have you join us! As you already noted, this is a great place to hang out. We have a good mix of amateurs, advanced amateurs and pros like yourself. I look forward to hearing your opinions and advice, and with luck, seeing some of your work too!

    "Talk" with you soon.
    Fred
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
    - Sir Edmund Burke

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    Smile

    Wotcher & welcome Jenni
    Trotec Speedy 300 50W
    Gantry CNC Router/Engraver
    Various softwares
    Always keen to try something new

    Please don't steal - the government hates competition

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Another great forum is EngravingEtc that I visit daily like here.

    Here it is a Sunday and you have a bunch of Welcome Reply's.

    When you get stuck on a weekend in Corel or a Laser Question you are likely to find a quick answer here and on EE by just asking.

    Welcome Neighbor to the North.

    AL
    Last edited by Dee Gallo; 09-13-2015 at 8:17 PM. Reason: you cannot post a link to another forum, sorry Al. I know you were just trying to be helpful :)
    1 Laser, 4 CarveWrights, Star 912 Rotary, CLTT, Sublimation, FC7000 Vinyl, 911 Signs, Street Signs, Tourist Products and more.
    Home of the Fire Department "Epoxy Dome Accountability Tag and Accountability Boards".

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    Welcome to the Creek, Jenni! You will find lots of help, advice and opinions here - have fun reading the previous threads, they will tell you more than you can imagine! This is a great forum full of good people
    Epilog Mini 18/25w & 35w, Mac and Vaio, Corel x3, typical art toys, airbrush... I'm a Laserhead, my husband is a Neanderthal - go figure

    Red Coin Mah Jong

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    Welcome Jenni!

    What kinds of things have you found to do with the new Trotec?
    Anything you have your eyes set on for skills or products?

    This is a terrific group in so very many ways. Hope you enjoy!!!!

    Dave
    900x600 80watt EFR Tube laser from Liaocheng Ray Fine Tech LTD. Also a 900x600 2.5kw spindle CNC from Ray Fine. And my main tool, a well used and loved Jet 1642 Woodlathe with an outboard toolrest that helps me work from 36 inch diameters down to reallllllly tiny stuff.

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    Welcome and congratulations on your Trotec purchase.

    Roberrt
    Robert Tepper
    Trotec Rayjet 300/80 Watt
    Dahlgren 500 Engraving Machine, CNC Engraving Machine
    Pad printer with 5 3/4 x 5 3/4" print area
    Jackson Vulcanizers, 15 x 24", three total
    Hegner Scroll Saws, 14", three total

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    Welcome.. its a wonderful community here, very helpful and honest, I've been helped allot with my purchase decisions and feel like part of the family already..

  12. Welcome Jenni,

    Lots of friendly people on here who will be happy to answer all your questions.

    Bob
    Trotec Speedy 400 100w w/ Rotary attachment
    .................................................. .......................
    For custom framing: Pistorius double miter saw, Bienfang 4468, Inmes IM-5P underpinner, etc.
    For fun: Miller mig welder, Lincoln tig welder, Hypertherm plasma cutter.
    For photography: Phase 1 P65+, Epson 9800, Epson 7900, 3 Shinko dye subs


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    Thanks everyone! I received my first large commercial order and am now working frantically to get it all done lol
    Krellerís Creations
    Owner/Journeyman Cabinetmaker
    Albert, Canada

    Speedy 100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni Kreller View Post
    Thanks everyone! I received my first large commercial order and am now working frantically to get it all done lol
    And those days are what separates the boys from the.... er, girls from the women!

    Feast or famine, and nothing in between.
    Hi-Tec Designs, LLC -- Owner (and self-proclaimed LED guru )

    Trotec 80W Speedy 300 laser w/everything
    CAMaster Stinger CNC (25" x 36" x 5")
    USCutter 24" LaserPoint Vinyl Cutter
    Jet JWBS-18QT-3 18", 3HP bandsaw
    Robust Beauty 25"x52" wood lathe w/everything
    Jet BD-920W 9"x20" metal lathe
    Delta 18-900L 18" drill press

    Flame Polisher (ooooh, FIRE!)
    Freeware: InkScape, Paint.NET, DoubleCAD XT
    Paidware: Wacom Intuos4 (Large), CorelDRAW X5

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    If you get a chance and have permission please post some pics of the work
    Half Kiwi, Half Pom, All Crazy
    Trotec Speedy 300 - 80W (1.5" + 2.5" Lens)
    Harsh Environment Kit, Rotary Attachment

    Atmos Compact Exhaust, CorelDraw X7

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