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👋 Hey, I am Clint and made a profile a month ago. Since I have been coming here atleast once a day lately, I figured, "Why not state my my business." I am from Alabama, 33 years old and work for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, a joint operation. Currently I am training at a Toyota plant in Mississippi. I have been in management for the last 10 years. I have been interested in lasers since I was probably 10. My first laser was from a gas station- a red laser that used watch batteries. I loved it but it did not last long. Next I bought a laser from a gas station, also red, that came with 50 tips that each made a different pattern- stars, circles, birds, cats, shooting stars, ect. I had a fascination with it. When I was 13 ebay was getting big, and I started buying alot of lasers there. Around that time I discovered I could make my own laser, and I researched and got everything together, except the diode. I bought it online after begging my dad for his card, and I waited and waited but it never came in and there ended my laser building hobby...Until a couple months ago. I was building a flashlight when I thought about building a laser. So I did some research and contacted Jayrob. He built me a host, got a diode from DTR, and now for the last month I have been enjoying my beautiful blue laser. Sadly one is not enough for me and I want to build more. So I've been here during breaks at work and while my wife is not at home researching my next diode purchase. Anyway, just wanted to post for those that see me pop up in their conversation thread.
 



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Welcome Clint.

I'm Mick.
Mick Dundee.
Never Never Safaris

;)
 

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Hi,
This guy Eastwood been PMing me for a while now duplicating questions about host info that I replied many times.
Just wonder if he's trolling me hope not .
Rich:)
 

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Hi,
This guy Eastwood been PMing me for a while now duplicating questions about host info that I replied many times.
Just wonder if he's trolling me hope not .
Rich:)
Sounds like he’s actually Tuco thinking that he’s Clint.

🤣
 

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His OP posts something odd. he repeats details about two lasers that are the same..

'My first laser was from a gas station- a red laser that used watch batteries. I loved it but it did not last long. Next I bought a laser from a gas station, also red. '

just kiddin'
deja vu and amneasia at the same time
'WOW I dont remember that happening ...again/before'

Welcome Clint
IDKFS--- hak
 
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😟 idk what to reply. I did message lifetime 3 times asking questions about what he had to sell, but they were genuine questions and I had no other intention than to inquire about his host and heat sinks, and still plan on purchasing two host. I asked about a heat sink for a maglite, a question specifically about a host and diode, and a question about what host(s) he had available for a 12mm diode and battery sizes, and the answer to the latter was confusing so I asked for clarification.

The lasers I bought from gas stations were infact two different lasers. One was just a laser and batteries and the other was a kit with a red laser and 50 beam tips.

I do not troll and I do not mean to be odd. I do not want to offend or bug anyone and I do not want anyone to think I am anything more than genuine.

For clarification, my name is Clint Brooks, not Eastwood.
 
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😟 idk what to reply.

The lasers I bought from gas stations were infact two different lasers. One was just a laser and batteries and the other was a kit with a red laser and 50 beam tips.

I do not troll and I do not mean to be odd. I do not want to offend or bug anyone and I do not want anyone to think I am anything more than genuine.

For clarification, my name is Clint Brooks, not Eastwood.
Nice clarification.

Wecome -- enjoy the forum.

A laser keyring with 42 heads from years long past is still being made/sold as a novelty see: https://www.hktdc.com/suppliers-products/42-in-1-Laser/en/1X071S5J/1785808/

Not sure if it is still sold in USA used to be Distributed by Gloworks https://www.gloworks.com/laser-pointer-42-heads-1-piece.html

eBay shows a 12 tip version currently
 
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Hi,
Well hello Mr Brooks and not Mel Brooks , Now that you clarified and stated you genuine purpose here at LPF it a pleasure to have you here.
Please read some safety rules and be safe always .This is a wonderful hobby and more interesting as you develop more knowledge .
So if you have any ?'s regarding hosts or heat sinks no problem PM me. And I will try my best to suite your needs.
Rich:)
 

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Thanks for the clarification.

It is very important that you become a safety geek like all of us--lol
You got some great advice.
here is a small suggestion from me.
Your post what we call a 'brick' not the biggest by any means but a brick all the same.

Here is how I would have posted it..

Hey, I am Clint and made a profile a month ago. Since I have been coming here at least once a day lately, I figured, "Why not state my my business."

I am from Alabama, 33 years old and work for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, a joint operation. Currently I am training at a Toyota plant in Mississippi. I have been in management for the last 10 years. I have been interested in lasers since I was probably 10.

My first laser was from a gas station- a red laser that used watch batteries. I loved it but it did not last long.

Next I bought a laser from a gas station, also red, that came with 50 tips that each made a different pattern- stars, circles, birds, cats, shooting stars, ect. I had a fascination with it. When I was 13 ebay was getting big, and I started buying a lot of lasers there. Around that time I discovered I could make my own laser, and I researched and got everything together, except the diode.

I bought it online after begging my dad for his card, and I waited and waited but it never came in and there ended my laser building hobby...Until a couple months ago. I was building a flashlight when I thought about building a laser. So I did some research and contacted Jayrob. He built me a host, got a diode from DTR, and now for the last month I have been enjoying my beautiful blue laser.

Sadly one is not enough for me and I want to build more. So I've been here during breaks at work and while my wife is not at home researching my next diode purchase. Anyway, just wanted to post for those that see me pop up in their conversation thread.
much easier to read by an old fart like me.
I would guess that some members would not ever read this:

'' Hey, I am Clint and made a profile a month ago. Since I have been coming here atleast once a day lately, I figured, "Why not state my my business." I am from Alabama, 33 years old and work for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, a joint operation. Currently I am training at a Toyota plant in Mississippi. I have been in management for the last 10 years. I have been interested in lasers since I was probably 10. My first laser was from a gas station- a red laser that used watch batteries. I loved it but it did not last long. Next I bought a laser from a gas station, also red, that came with 50 tips that each made a different pattern- stars, circles, birds, cats, shooting stars, ect. I had a fascination with it. When I was 13 ebay was getting big, and I started buying alot of lasers there. Around that time I discovered I could make my own laser, and I researched and got everything together, except the diode. I bought it online after begging my dad for his card, and I waited and waited but it never came in and there ended my laser building hobby...Until a couple months ago. I was building a flashlight when I thought about building a laser. So I did some research and contacted Jayrob. He built me a host, got a diode from DTR, and now for the last month I have been enjoying my beautiful blue laser. Sadly one is not enough for me and I want to build more. So I've been here during breaks at work and while my wife is not at home researching my next diode purchase. Anyway, just wanted to post for those that see me pop up in their conversation thread.''

agree??? I thought so.

I must tell you that only a very few questions asked has NOT been already answered (some MANY times)
SO search here at LPF and if needed search Google too.
At the top of every forum here are the sticky threads-- highly recommend checking out the most important ones.. LOTS to learn at our 'tutorials' forum.

'How to build a laser'-- is a good one to search...

IF you are unsure about making a thread or post--PM any who replied to this intro..we WILL help just not forever.
We have members everywhere-- I will steer some to you.
Hands-on help is awesome- all members who own meters will gladly measure your collection anytime-- free.

Sometimes members meet up- Its nice to put a face on a username. The bigger better organized ones are called LEMS-
There are many super members as well as Pangolin(.com) near Orlando. It is small but super people go to most FLEMs --and there is often more than 1 or 2 per year.. we are trying to hold another TEXLEM-- last one was 2012--
so we are overdue..

its great to be around a bunch of people w/ lasers--NOBODY ever asks why lasers?--are the really good for anything AND Just: WHY do you need more that one?

When I got home from SELEM.. I had the 'LEM bug' and hosted a small but still fun LEM near my home just 3 months later-- I had such a great time at SELEM that I made the next 4 of them--sadly we (atm) cannot hold another SELEM-- 2020 would have been SELEM 14 (IIRC)--and bigger /better every year-- grown to around 5+ days long- and most STILL say they wish SELEM was more days!! some good times!!!

Are you OK with me steering some members towards you??

PM if NOT--hak
south Texas--
if you can swim--I live close to the San Bernard River--drop in any time..

hahaha
hak




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Hi,
Well hello Mr Brooks and not Mel Brooks , Now that you clarified and stated you genuine purpose here at LPF it a pleasure to have you here.
Please read some safety rules and be safe always .This is a wonderful hobby and more interesting as you develop more knowledge .
So if you have any ?'s regarding hosts or heat sinks no problem PM me. And I will try my best to suite your needs.
Rich:)
I'm confused... You thought he was a possible troll for asking you about your wares? He probably took everyones advice and searched lpf for something and when he came across your sale thread he then proceeded to contact you about it. I'm seeing this mindset on many members here lately and it has me concerned.


Thanks for the clarification.

It is very important that you become a safety geek like all of us--lol
You got some great advice.
here is a small suggestion from me.
Your post what we call a 'brick' not the biggest by any means but a brick all the same.

Here is how I would have posted it..

Hey, I am Clint and made a profile a month ago. Since I have been coming here at least once a day lately, I figured, "Why not state my my business."

I am from Alabama, 33 years old and work for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, a joint operation. Currently I am training at a Toyota plant in Mississippi. I have been in management for the last 10 years. I have been interested in lasers since I was probably 10.

My first laser was from a gas station- a red laser that used watch batteries. I loved it but it did not last long.

Next I bought a laser from a gas station, also red, that came with 50 tips that each made a different pattern- stars, circles, birds, cats, shooting stars, ect. I had a fascination with it. When I was 13 ebay was getting big, and I started buying a lot of lasers there. Around that time I discovered I could make my own laser, and I researched and got everything together, except the diode.

I bought it online after begging my dad for his card, and I waited and waited but it never came in and there ended my laser building hobby...Until a couple months ago. I was building a flashlight when I thought about building a laser. So I did some research and contacted Jayrob. He built me a host, got a diode from DTR, and now for the last month I have been enjoying my beautiful blue laser.

Sadly one is not enough for me and I want to build more. So I've been here during breaks at work and while my wife is not at home researching my next diode purchase. Anyway, just wanted to post for those that see me pop up in their conversation thread.
much easier to read by an old fart like me.
I would guess that some members would not ever read this:

'' Hey, I am Clint and made a profile a month ago. Since I have been coming here atleast once a day lately, I figured, "Why not state my my business." I am from Alabama, 33 years old and work for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, a joint operation. Currently I am training at a Toyota plant in Mississippi. I have been in management for the last 10 years. I have been interested in lasers since I was probably 10. My first laser was from a gas station- a red laser that used watch batteries. I loved it but it did not last long. Next I bought a laser from a gas station, also red, that came with 50 tips that each made a different pattern- stars, circles, birds, cats, shooting stars, ect. I had a fascination with it. When I was 13 ebay was getting big, and I started buying alot of lasers there. Around that time I discovered I could make my own laser, and I researched and got everything together, except the diode. I bought it online after begging my dad for his card, and I waited and waited but it never came in and there ended my laser building hobby...Until a couple months ago. I was building a flashlight when I thought about building a laser. So I did some research and contacted Jayrob. He built me a host, got a diode from DTR, and now for the last month I have been enjoying my beautiful blue laser. Sadly one is not enough for me and I want to build more. So I've been here during breaks at work and while my wife is not at home researching my next diode purchase. Anyway, just wanted to post for those that see me pop up in their conversation thread.''

agree??? I thought so.

I must tell you that only a very few questions asked has NOT been already answered (some MANY times)
SO search here at LPF and if needed search Google too.
At the top of every forum here are the sticky threads-- highly recommend checking out the most important ones.. LOTS to learn at our 'tutorials' forum.

'How to build a laser'-- is a good one to search...

IF you are unsure about making a thread or post--PM any who replied to this intro..we WILL help just not forever.
We have members everywhere-- I will steer some to you.
Hands-on help is awesome- all members who own meters will gladly measure your collection anytime-- free.

Sometimes members meet up- Its nice to put a face on a username. The bigger better organized ones are called LEMS-
There are many super members as well as Pangolin(.com) near Orlando. It is small but super people go to most FLEMs --and there is often more than 1 or 2 per year.. we are trying to hold another TEXLEM-- last one was 2012--
so we are overdue..

its great to be around a bunch of people w/ lasers--NOBODY ever asks why lasers?--are the really good for anything AND Just: WHY do you need more that one?

When I got home from SELEM.. I had the 'LEM bug' and hosted a small but still fun LEM near my home just 3 months later-- I had such a great time at SELEM that I made the next 4 of them--sadly we (atm) cannot hold another SELEM-- 2020 would have been SELEM 14 (IIRC)--and bigger /better every year-- grown to around 5+ days long- and most STILL say they wish SELEM was more days!! some good times!!!

Are you OK with me steering some members towards you??

PM if NOT--hak
south Texas--
if you can swim--I live close to the San Bernard River--drop in any time..

hahaha
hak




'
Look not everyone wants to be buddy buddies. Not everyone is looking to form friendships. Some just want to do research on a hobby. Some want to remain anonymous and not disclose information they feel uncomfortable giving out. Leave people alone. Let people post what they want to post and stop hounding them. I wouldn't be surprised if this guy decides to never come back because of this crap.

Think of it like trying to get a date... If you come on too strong as you do you can bet the woman will quickly turn you down and walk away if not slap you in the face entirely.
 

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I wont say sorry for being nice-- you should try it sometime.
 

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Nice clarification.

Wecome -- enjoy the forum.

A laser keyring with 42 heads from years long past is still being made/sold as a novelty see: https://www.hktdc.com/suppliers-products/42-in-1-Laser/en/1X071S5J/1785808/

Not sure if it is still sold in USA used to be Distributed by Gloworks https://www.gloworks.com/laser-pointer-42-heads-1-piece.html

eBay shows a 12 tip version currently
Yup seems like a miss communication on the OP and Rich's PMs.;)
When the red lasers first came out they were mostly just a dot pointer and then the big kits with different caps. I also found them at gas stations and then liquor stores/gas stations/wholesale cigg stores.
I happened to find them mostly at NH stores for some reason where I was 9 miles from the border and I would go there as there was no taxes.
I will say this, the early red dot 3 button top cells pointer where solid and made of brass, even all of the tips where solid brass. The 50 or 60 tip kits where $25 to $30 though but well worth it. Iv'e looked just for curiousity for these old ones but all I can find is the cheap plastic cap ones.
Lets get this OP's thread back to normal:)
Welcome Eastwood!
 

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Pretty much hit the nail on the head. Really didn't know what to think. But thanks to everyone sorry I made such a splash lol.
 

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👋 Hey, I am Clint and made a profile a month ago. Since I have been coming here atleast once a day lately, I figured, "Why not state my my business." I am from Alabama, 33 years old and work for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, a joint operation. Currently I am training at a Toyota plant in Mississippi. I have been in management for the last 10 years. I have been interested in lasers since I was probably 10. My first laser was from a gas station- a red laser that used watch batteries. I loved it but it did not last long. Next I bought a laser from a gas station, also red, that came with 50 tips that each made a different pattern- stars, circles, birds, cats, shooting stars, ect. I had a fascination with it. When I was 13 ebay was getting big, and I started buying alot of lasers there. Around that time I discovered I could make my own laser, and I researched and got everything together, except the diode. I bought it online after begging my dad for his card, and I waited and waited but it never came in and there ended my laser building hobby...Until a couple months ago. I was building a flashlight when I thought about building a laser. So I did some research and contacted Jayrob. He built me a host, got a diode from DTR, and now for the last month I have been enjoying my beautiful blue laser. Sadly one is not enough for me and I want to build more. So I've been here during breaks at work and while my wife is not at home researching my next diode purchase. Anyway, just wanted to post for those that see me pop up in their conversation thread.
When I read this initially I read it in Marty Mcfly ( Michael J Fox ) voice when he said it to Mad Dog Tannen.
 




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