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Forum: Life after FIRE 05-13-2018, 05:29 AM
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Sign for a local music store in place and a...

Sign for a local music store in place and a Springerle cookie made from a mold that I designed and cut on the CNC router. Mold was cut in Corian and cookie shows a lot of detail. I think the plan is...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-10-2018, 02:27 PM
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Thanks for sharing the quilts, they look great!

Thanks for sharing the quilts, they look great!
Forum: Other topics 04-11-2018, 06:27 PM
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April, 1975 for me, spent 6 years in the Air...

April, 1975 for me, spent 6 years in the Air Force, basic training was quite the experience.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2018, 03:19 PM
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Views: 74,862
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Wow, great cookies.

Wow, great cookies.
Forum: Other topics 03-28-2018, 02:14 PM
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The shared pictures are great! We really enjoy...

The shared pictures are great! We really enjoy going through the pictures we have of all the dogs we’ve had as well as fostered. The rescue group we work with usually has over 75 dogs come back for a...
Forum: Other topics 03-27-2018, 04:54 AM
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Views: 104,470
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Thanks. If we end up keeping Bandit, this will be...

Thanks. If we end up keeping Bandit, this will be the third time for us being a "foster flunky". Guess that's really not too bad considering we've had over 50 foster dogs over the last 15 years or so?
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-27-2018, 04:44 AM
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Psanky egg my DW decorated during a class at our...

Psanky egg my DW decorated during a class at our local artist co-op. It's on an egg holder cut out with my laser. Holder isn't my design, it's actually a votive candle holder from a company called...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2018, 06:20 AM
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Our foster dog Bandit. He has a growth on his...

Our foster dog Bandit. He has a growth on his cheek that will be removed later this week. The vet believes it is a cancer but we'll see, he’s 12 and I think he may end up staying with us as he is...
Forum: Other topics 03-18-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,742
Posted By davemartin88
I visit the Vectric Forum regularly which is...

I visit the Vectric Forum regularly which is about the software I use for my CNC router along with one called CAMheads which is the manufacturer of my router. I visit a few others that cover some...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-18-2018, 09:54 AM
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Views: 74,862
Posted By davemartin88
I like the chair and the table lanterns! ...

I like the chair and the table lanterns!

Nothing fancy here, was asked to make a “key” to our small town to hand out to visitors. The drawing is from our towns 250th year celebration and I’m also...
Forum: Other topics 02-22-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,388
Posted By davemartin88
I’m pretty good at DIY but drywall is the one...

I’m pretty good at DIY but drywall is the one skill I’m not allowed to do in my own house. I think a good drywall person will be able to do this in one trip for around $100 if you are taking care of...
Forum: Other topics 02-09-2018, 12:29 PM
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20 sheets of 1/8” Baltic Birch plywood to use on...

20 sheets of 1/8” Baltic Birch plywood to use on my laser.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-07-2018, 03:20 PM
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Views: 299,449
Posted By davemartin88
Very nice, I use a video camera in my telescope...

Very nice, I use a video camera in my telescope as well since the eyes don't work so well anymore. Nice job on Orion.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-07-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 74,862
Posted By davemartin88
Wine Butler w/Glasses

First combo project with the wine butler made on the CNC machine and then used the same rose as an etching on the wine glasses to go with it. Will do a couple of things differently next time but...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-04-2018, 12:44 PM
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Views: 74,862
Posted By davemartin88
The mirror turned out really nice!

The mirror turned out really nice!
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-03-2018, 03:01 AM
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Views: 41,178
Posted By davemartin88
We made some big purchases in January. New car...

We made some big purchases in January. New car with all the safety features for my DW who is out a lot since we live about an hour away from most shopping and other needs. I bought a laser engraver...
Forum: Other topics 02-03-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,351
Posted By davemartin88
Given its 445 AM and I’m posting, I went with...

Given its 445 AM and I’m posting, I went with still getting up early. Actually, I find I usually sleep about 6-7 hours so up time varies with start time. Most nights I go to bed early. I wasn’t sure...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-02-2018, 04:17 AM
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Views: 74,862
Posted By davemartin88
At the risk of over explaining, here are a couple...

At the risk of over explaining, here are a couple of preview shots from the design software that I used to make the box. It's called Vectric Aspire and is geared to CNC design. These show exactly...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-02-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 674
Views: 74,862
Posted By davemartin88
In general terms, I usually start at cutting...

In general terms, I usually start at cutting about half the diameter of the bit on each pass but a lot of variables related to wood and cutter speed. The cedar cuts like butter, could hardly even...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-01-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 74,862
Posted By davemartin88
Made a heart shaped box from oak,with a music...

Made a heart shaped box from oak,with a music movement. It plays “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”.
Forum: Other topics 02-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 211,586
Posted By davemartin88
Put the tv back,up on Facebook this morning and...

Put the tv back,up on Facebook this morning and someone messaged me, then picked it up in an hour. Seemed happy to have so glad it’s gone. I think the plan was to try and watch the Super Bowl this...
Forum: Other topics 01-31-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By davemartin88
Laser Engraver

I purchased a laser engraver and started playing a bit with it today. I also have a CNC machine and I'm familiar with the design software I use for it called Vectric Aspire. Looks like I need...
Forum: Other topics 01-31-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 211,586
Posted By davemartin88
For those who read my note above about giving...

For those who read my note above about giving away a tv, 3 days later and I still have it. At least 5 no shows who gave specific times when they would be here to pick it up but didn't make it. Only...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-31-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,112
Posted By davemartin88
Yesterday my new laser engraver arrived so I...

Yesterday my new laser engraver arrived so I spent the day running electric to where I wanted to use it in the basement, an Ethernet connection from the closest router, and 4” pipe to connect outside...
Forum: Other topics 01-29-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 211,586
Posted By davemartin88
People who don't read the entire ad before...

People who don't read the entire ad before replying. The text of the ad is below, didn't include the pictures here. We have a 73" DLP TV to give away for free, after posting the ad with the text...
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