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tsteele93

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Wouldn't you love to work with a laser like this one?


I've been away from the forum for quite a while. I'm going to do some reading and probably going to grab something new for my collection. I have missed it a lot!
 

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Glad to have you back and posting again, Tom! :)
Thanks for the video, I never get tired of watching these!
 

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Thanks, I have been looking around at the forum. It looks a lot different. I notice no Lazeerer! That's a blow. Also it looks like everyone buys SanWu lasers and pretty much that is it these days? Where are the custom builds and all that ?

I'm gonna have to upgrade and get me some of these insane 5-7 watt beasts that were imaginary things back in the day. Seems like time for a big waste of money - LOL. Most of my old lasers are in condition I'd be embarrassed to sell. It seemed like there would always be some mod or some lens thing I wanted to do and the next thing that I knew the spread on the lens was bad or there was something not right.

My favorite build of all, a 1.7 Blue got taken apart to help a friend with a driver and is still sitting in parts. I need to at least put it back together. I still have a couple of RHD reds and some Chinese greens that function pretty well.

Sadly, some of my better/more expensive greens (the RPL's) haven't held up as well as some of the cheap Chinese stuff and custom builds. And I never bought anything from Angelo so I missed out on that.

Gonna have to get some SanWu I guess. :)
 
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Glad to have you back again, Tom. I've seen lasers like this one many times. They are a marvel to behold. You can still get custom made hosts, but sinner is no longer active here. I really do miss his wonderful hosts and have many among my handheld lasers in my collection.
 

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When you say Sinner is no longer active, you can still order SanWu from the site and it is reliable though, right? Gosh, I feel like a noob again - so much has changed.

I still have a whole area set up for flowing SMD's back when I thought that a couple of us where going to make the next latest greatest driver that would go 4 amps and last for 10 years. LOL Building our own laser power meters. Still have one or two of those in a drawer. I was so proud of that!

Every now and then I will fire up my soldering work station and fix a christmas light string and be the neighborhood electronic geek hero for the day, or fire up one of the 500 mw greens and people think I'm Luke Skywalker - but mostly I just leave the door to that room closed. And to think of the Oscilloscope I "needed" so bad!

Ha ha!

Having kids changes the world drastically. I still have most of my stuff in various boxes and drag them out from time to time, but mostly they sit around unused. But I think that I'd like to get a couple of really nice lasers and just take care of them and use them, not hack them open and ruin them trying to make them better.
 

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Sinner was the member in Dubai that machined all sorts of handheld hosts for sale here. I have his MS Envy and two MS-SSW-II and a full copper MS Cyprus II. I bought 6 of his Envy hosts. He always did such great work and his prices were not very high at all. Many people here love Sanwu lasers, but I am not among them. The stainless steel hosts that they have used has terrible thermal conductivity. They are so bad that even a copper heat sink inside cannot release heat into the air because steel is so bad at absorbing heat and, therefore, releasing it too.
 




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