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dzrick

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Hello,

My name is Ricardo, I live in Portugal (that little square on Western Europe that looks like a face (for those who are terrible at geography)) :), this is my second post though, but I've never really wrote anything useful here. Well, like I've mentioned on the other post (about linear CC) I've read a lot of your posts before I even registered, anyway what I mean is that your forum is full of content and pretty much complete.

I previously owned a water-cooled CO2 40W laser tube, with alignment mirrors and collimating lens (ZnSe)... I still have it, but it's all in pieces broke trough the middle, I tried to fix it but I was too damaged (broke in half)...

I've got caught up in a *REALLY* bad luck day and the thing got destroyed by a small scale earthquake... It was sitting on a chair while I was moving it through floors on my house (it stood there for about 1 or 2 days)... Bad luck or Karma like I've said! Maybe I was negligent but... *sigh*... no one expects a quake... :banghead:

Anyway, I used it on a XY plotter me and a friend design and it used to work a treat, I didn't have oxygen feed so the cuts weren't quite perfect anyway, it did the job!

Now I'm going "808" since I want to mark metals, but I've heard it's kind of difficult and particularly dangerous to handle, especially if we're "homebrewing" almost everything!!

Somehow I'm used to 10,6uM and I know the kind of environment needed to handle these "things" (safety wear, filter windows, etc)...

Once I get the time and the camera, I will post some photos of my 'smashed' baby... Well... Think positive... at least I can keep the mirrors and make one from scratch......

This is my story, a funny/weird one, but something that I wouldn't mind share.

Ricardo
 

Hap

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Hey dz!

Welcome to LPF, hope you have fun and get to meet alot of people who share the same hobby as you ;)
 

slymartins

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Bemvindo, Ricardo. Another noob pork-chop here (that's what they/we call call portuguese folks in some parts of the US, in case you're wondering). I presume you're from around Lisbon, for the quake to be noticeable? I'm originally from Aveiro. TTYL
 

dzrick

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Thanks Greenlander!

"Ora obrigado!! :) Folgo em saber que há malta portuguesa por aqui!" -
Trans: "Well thanks, I'm glad to know there is portuguese people around here!"

Well, fresh as meat I am! :D

Yes, I'm near Lisbon and the epicenter was somewhere near Algarve a few months ago, bad luck belive me!! It was enough to bring the glass to the floor since it was "just sitting there" lol... :/

Bad things happen but we need to move forward! :)

Regards!
 

Hap

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Thanks Greenlander!

"Ora obrigado!! :) Folgo em saber que há malta portuguesa por aqui!" -
Trans: "Well thanks, I'm glad to know there is portuguese people around here!"

Well, fresh as meat I am! :D

Yes, I'm near Lisbon and the epicenter was somewhere near Algarve a few months ago, bad luck belive me!! It was enough to bring the glass to the floor since it was "just sitting there" lol... :/

Bad things happen but we need to move forward! :)

Regards!
No prob man, always glad to welcome new members. If you ever need help check out the "Stickies" in the welcome thread, or ask any member :beer:
 

dzrick

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Will do and still I am! :)

Currently studying drivers and power supplies...

Let's see where this goes to..!
 

OrionBLF

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Welcome to LPF, Ricardo! Sorry to hear about your mishap with the quake. Love your port man! By the way, never operate a laser when you're tipsy.
 
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dzrick

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Well, as requested by hakzaw1 I'm reviving the welcome post so people know that I am somewhat back!!! After 5 years I will hopefully finish my High current / Low voltage DC-DC "PSU" and share with you all!

Hooray! :D
 

paul1598419

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Welcome back, though I really don't understand the need to do this now. You made this introductory post back in 2013, so you needn't have to update it. I would have just started a new thread explaining that you are back after a long sabbatical.
 

hakzaw1

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I think his first intro lacked location. Either way he just found a local friend so NOT a bad idea.. I am in favor of allowing as many intros as are needed to get things right. We lost a lot w/ this new forum.. NOT showing member location EVERY time they post turns out to be quite important when it comes to 'local' networking.
 

paul1598419

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I've noticed every time Avery upgrades this forum we lose something else. It has happened every time. I do miss the old forum.
 




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