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Hi laser forums! I am a new user who stumbled across this site while working on my first laser build. I received some excellent advice from the members here and I was able to learn what I needed to correct my build and get the laser working.

Now that I have some hands-on knowledge, I want to take on bigger laser projects to make some sweet stuff. (used responsibly, of course.)

I look forward to reading your threads for ideas and advice, and hopefully creating some of my own!


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