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Old 04-24-2013, 07:36 AM #1
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Hey all! New to the forums (obvious, I know), and happy to be here. My name is Gerek, and I know almost nothing about lasers (but I know more than I did before I found this site! ). I'm 23, in the US Navy, and currently deployed. I'm happily married, though my wife isn't super excited about my new found interest in lasers.

As to how I got here: I was recently in Hong Kong, where I saw a 2w blue laser for sale. After failing to reach an agreeable price I left the stall, and after I left HK I started looking into lasers, and realized that what I would have paid in HK was a fraction of the price I'd pay from most other vendors (though the laser would more than likely have been of questionable quality, which I now know is dangerous). In a search around the internet to find a cheap-ish laser, I stumbled upon this site. After which I was, of course, lost in the world of lasers. I've been on here every day since just searching the threads and reading, usually for several hours at a time. Decided to register a few days back, and figured I should introduce myself. So, now that that's done with, it's time for some more reading!

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to LPF, The Laser Pointer Forum.

Laser light is certainly mesmerizing. I bought my first laser over 20 years ago, and I've been hooked ever since. It's a disease, really. Once exposed to the microbes of coherent light, we become carriers for life. Side effects include poverty, drooling over output figures and fresh wavelengths of light. The only real cure is blindness or death.
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Welcome to the forum Lots of good lasers for sale on here as well as lots of good info.
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Welcome to the forums. Laser light is something fascinating. Unfortunately you will find out that if you like lasers you will want more than one and in more colors. That translates in $$$$ .
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Welcome aboard the train to drained bank accounts! We hope you enjoy your ride and stay safe!!!!
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Lasers are amazing! Welcome to LPF
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Yeah...you're going to be in it, deeply, now..

Welcome to the forum, Gerek. I assume you've seen all the threads regarding safety. Please, do read them. Then you can convince your wife that you're approaching the hobby from a safe and educated perspective.

If you're not ready to build your own laser, let me suggest buying from one of the great member builders here. You will be supporting the hobbyist rather than one more corporation, and you can bet that serious care went into crafting it for you.

Oh, and we will be expecting beamshot photos across the waves and the bow of your ship at some point! Get permission from your CO! lol

Enjoy your stay.
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