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Default New Laser Vid, Display and Burning!

Hey everyone. So I made my first laser video because a friend requested it.... So here it is, I guess!

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I envy you DIY gurus, with your collections of machining tools and tables riddled with mysterious, awesome junk.

I have a toolbox and some solderin stuff.

Shiny good video.

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Hah! I'm no guru. And as far as machining tools go... I have a hand drill and a table saw. The rest is done by hand. Haha.
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Nice video. I see you also dabble in RuneScape haha
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Haha. Dabble? That's been my addiction since I was... what, 7? 8? I'm nearly 18 now. Haha. It was only recently that lasers have overtaken that addiction :P
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I have a hand drill. I don't think it is up for metal, though, I'd have to get some more bits.

No workbench. No saws. No pressing tools. Just "common" tools, though I do have some small (jewelers) screwdrivers, small allen wrenches (for ham radio stuff).

Good soldering stuff, though.

My first DIY is gonna have to be "an easy one".

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Same here, just cancelled my membership couple days ago...again.

Currently my account name is "Terravine". I log in with the "Abortion", but they forcibly changed it on me after they came out with the display name update and I had that name since RSC. Think I started playing on my first character in early 2002.

Your camera seems to like laser beams as much as my Kodak digital. Which is almost not at all. Although it does like the 445, and that's about the only one my camera likes too.
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@JBTexas: Yeah, that's essentially what I have. No press tools, no nothing. A good way, I found, to fabricate heatsinks is to drill a hole through it, stick a bolt on the end of your hand drill, stick your new heatsink around that bolt (through the hole) and put a nut on the end to keep it in place. Then spin it, and you have a nice lathe!

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ummm... what do you "lathe" it down with? (I'm guessing... poor man's version = a file, maybe... some sandpaper that can scrape metal? I have NO EXPERIENCE with machining).

I was thinking the other day about heatsinks. I was thinking that washers (copper? if they make them) might be good... easier to machine-down and size one-at-a-time ... just "stack" a bunch of copper washers around a diode / driver assembly, use thermal paste, insure a good fit to a metal host body.

Washers might also make good heatsinks around the host... like "fins" or "ribs"; space them apart.

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Yeah, I use some files I had lying around the house. I have this one file that is circular and cuts amazingly, so that's what I use for cutting it down, then I use the normal flat files for shaping and cleaning up. I finish it up using increasing grit sandpaper and then some grade 3 Steel Wool. Looks nice as the end.
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