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01-23-2016, 11:21 PM #33
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Re: Back on point...

My only caution is, once your lobbies are gone, will you later miss them?

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01-23-2016, 11:34 PM #34
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Re: Back on point...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Alaskan My only caution is, once your lobbies are gone, will you later miss them?
Well they were nice lasers, I was lucky to have owned such technology but I never use them for they actual purpose. Literally, the only thing I do is....

Turn on, stare at dot/beam, turn off, done. They'll be in the back of my mind forever haha

-Alex
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01-24-2016, 12:53 AM #35
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Re: Back on point...

Good, good, dip your toes into the waters of DIY! I know you like the look of the clean, professional, manufactured CNI lasers, but it couldn't be too hard to make your own labby that looks clean, if you put some elbow grease into it
If you like the exotic colours, totally consider just making an RGB adjustable laser, where you can tune the colour to your liking! I know where you can get the crucial parts.
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01-24-2016, 01:05 AM #36
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Re: Back on point...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Gabe Good, good, dip your toes into the waters of DIY! I know you like the look of the clean, professional, manufactured CNI lasers, but it couldn't be too hard to make your own labby that looks clean, if you put some elbow grease into it If you like the exotic colours, totally consider just making an RGB adjustable laser, where you can tune the colour to your liking! I know where you can get the crucial parts.
Aha, thanks Gabe!

I made a sale thread to sell off my current collection and will start collecting LaserGlow pointers(like before). I'll have both my exotic pointers, plus my DIY laser mess hehe

-Alex
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"The stars should fall and the earth be riddled, imagine all your problems be seem so little, funny how the world so brittle." -Tribal Seeds
“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” -Carl Sagan
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01-24-2016, 01:10 AM #37
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Re: Back on point...

Well that is a 180° turn around
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01-24-2016, 01:10 AM #38
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 Originally Posted by Laser Chick Well that is a 180° turn around
Indeed it is!

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01-24-2016, 02:26 AM #39
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Re: Back on point...

i know they're nice and all but i really don't think you should buy those expensive pointers... get the ones from laserbtb, those are nice pointers. of course for 473nm and such you'll need to go with CNI and their resellers but no need to waste money on an expensive 405nm. its your money though, and if your ok with spending a lot to get the best of the best, then go for it. just be careful with how much your spending.
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01-24-2016, 02:28 AM #40
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Re: Back on point...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by micheal rosen i know they're nice and all but i really don't think you should buy those expensive pointers... get the ones from laserbtb, those are nice pointers. of course for 473nm and such you'll need to go with CNI and their resellers but no need to waste money on an expensive 405nm. its your money though, and if your ok with spending a lot to get the best of the best, then go for it. just be careful with how much your spending.
Thanks micheal, and I will heed you're advice haha. Im starting to put money into my savings now since it's always a good idea to have a backup just in case.

-Alex
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"The stars should fall and the earth be riddled, imagine all your problems be seem so little, funny how the world so brittle." -Tribal Seeds
“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” -Carl Sagan
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01-24-2016, 01:53 PM #41
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Re: Back on point...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Hap Well they were nice lasers, I was lucky to have owned such technology but I never use them for they actual purpose. Literally, the only thing I do is.... Turn on, stare at dot/beam, turn off, done. They'll be in the back of my mind forever haha -Alex
I wish you would try just one little experiment with your labby and maby just maby you would see them a different way. Hap but I do understand you are set in your ways and that is who you are and it makes unique and your own person Good luck with the sale

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by GSS I wish you would try just one little experiment with your labby and maby just maby you would see them a different way. Hap but I do understand you are set in your ways and that is who you are and it makes unique and your own person Good luck with the sale
Hey Pete, thanks!

Everyone's personality makes them unique and this forum interesting. I'm more of a pointer guy I realized, plus my family loves to travel so I'll be able to bring them along for the ride

-Alex

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