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Posted - 08/10/2018 :  12:33:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you everybody. Your support is very helpful. The yoke got through the computer and people check.

It's only make-believe

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Posted - 08/11/2018 :  12:07:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It contrasts very much with the brass parts which by the way look great!
What is the material?

Glad you are up in the saddle again.


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Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/11/2018 :  11:52:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Sorry for the delay in reply. I use the least-colored washer fluid I could find, which is a very very pale blue. I have noticed no indication of that color coming through, even when thinning white paint. If I could find an absolute clear I'd use it but right now I have a good supply so it'll be a while before I need more.


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Posted - 08/14/2018 :  5:45:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, The material was Matalic Plastic.

Galen, Thank you. I asked because the blue and green windshield cleaner use different base chemicals.

The rest of the install of the Laser cutter is in. I added this moister/dirt trap into the air line;

When it gets here I'm also going to install a air filter on the compressors intake because I don't believe dust is good in any machine, especially high presser ones. Finding a simple filter proved difficult but I finally found one made for motor bikes that mounts on a 1" pipe so I just have to get a 1" to 1/2" reducer.
The laser has a sensor on it that makes sure the coolant is working. I wanted a little more protection so I added on of these;

You have to look hard but there is a fan in the center that spins when the water is flowing. It is mounted right above the lid.

Finally here is a picture of the machine, in place and coolant tank sitting beneath it.

Yes I finally have a place to put all those magnets I've picked up on my travels too.

I've only test fired the laser. I put an ity,bitty hole in some cardboard and set copy paper (That was fun!) on fire.

This machine is going to be lots of fun. Got to align the mirrors first.

Have fun guys, the laser may be fun, but....

It's only make-believe

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 08/14/2018 :  6:59:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Congratulations Bob. Here's to years of enjoyment.

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Carl B

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Posted - 08/15/2018 :  06:27:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This machine is going to be lots of fun

OK, I am officially jealous.

Congrats Bob!

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 08/15/2018 :  09:20:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

You’re putting lots of time in this and thinking of every contingency. I’m looking forward to seeing it in action.


Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Posted - 08/15/2018 :  09:27:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Have been stopping by now and then to see what's going on. As Carl said, "I am officially jealous." Me too. I'm torn between getting a CNC lathe or a laser. Maybe I'll get both.

I've used "denatured alcohol" to thin paint. Worked pretty good. You can get 1 gal. cans of it at home stores or hardware stores. Paint seems to dry faster too.


A PESSIMIST sees a dark tunnel
An OPTIMIST sees light at the end of the tunnel
A REALIST sees a freight train
The LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER sees three idiots standing on the tracks

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