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you guys are great and this forum is great. i would like to make a co2 laser from scratch and am surprised that no one here has made one....has anyone made one..i would love any 411. thanks
 

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Cyparagon and Schrecken Licht have CO2 lasers. :p You basicly need the tube, a water cooling system for the tube , and of course a psu(for the tube and the cooling system).And some eye protection and a lot of carefulness ::)
 

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thanks for the replies but i was unable to find anything and the building and designing of co2 lasers...i have seen them but nothing in the diy area. thought?
 
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you don't see them in the DIY forums here because they are more expensive than most care to spend even for a homebuilt. Plus you cant put them in your pocket and take them with you hence Laser Pointer Forums
 

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Unless you have excellent glass working skills, i dont see how you would accomplish it....
 

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You also need experience working with extremely high voltage and water cooling systems.
 

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But don't worry, if you do decide to do it, someone here will help you, just ask when you don't know.But don't ask for a whole step by step tutorial :p
 

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They are not that expensive especially when considering $/mW. Mine was about 2 cents/mW. The tube is damn near impossible to make (let alone align and fill). So that's pretty much out of the question. The other aspects, however, can be completed yourself.
 




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