When I get bored waiting for 1.4...

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I get creative....

I did one in Perspex a while ago, but it looks wicked in Wood!  So I thought I would share.   You know, like when your kids come home from school and say "Dad! Dad! Dad! Look what I did."  :-)

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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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That is really slick!  What are you using to laser-engrave the wood?
and how much does it cost? !!
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Neal - K3NC, Elmer

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Boy that is a real beaut!!
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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I have a 80 Watt Co2 laser 36" x 24" engrave bed.    The key ring is cut from 1/4 Birch Ply 2.25" square.    Looks purdy - even if I say so myself.  :-)
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Neal - K3NC, Elmer

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I would love to hear a british accent saying "purdy"!
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Keith Pawley

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I'm British and it is Purdy
M0PAW 
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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Yeah, I was channeling the missus - she was the one that called it "purdy".   I just think its the dogs bollo...... anyway. :-)
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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Nice, but I actually like the Perspex idea better.  Are you giving any thought to producing them for sale?
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Unfortunately no - I would need permission to do that.    So right now, only myself and a couple of local Flexer's have them (they paid me in beer!)

And yeah, the Perspex was nice - but I really like working with wood, so I thought I would create one.   I've done a few emoji's in wood too.
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George - AB4FH

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  • My career was with a company who's logo looks much like that, only the top of his head is rounded.   You probably know of whom I'm speaking.
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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Dang, I wish I was in ole' Blimey...I'd fix you up with all the Newky' Brown or other favorite you choose...lol!
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I'm in North Carolina :-)  First thing I did when I moved here was find reliable suppliers of Guinness and Newcastle Brown Ale!   But we have a great selection of Micro Breweries here that are also hard to resist!

I'm good on QRZ - so you could always drop me an email - I generally cut these little items on the edge of the bigger jobs - so there is always room for a "test" cut for those that want them.  :-)

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hahahahahahahahahha !!!


that's great 73's.

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Richard, you can bring me one at the next club meeting (1st Monday at La Foresta)
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Sure, but it might be the one after - were thinking of making a trip back to England that week for my Birthday.
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ok guess you need to make two more, as Jamie (KA0LYE) has a 6500. Happy Birthday.
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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You have a 6700, yes?
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Jim Hope

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Yes, I have a 6700
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Norm - W7CK

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So, where do I send the beer?
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Make mine Guinness, but Lagavulin would be prefered, or Laphroaig, Does VAT apply if you don't want the whole vat? 

73, Jay - NO5J
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HomeBrew does imply, Brew in my Home.

Make mine Soon!!!
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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Good news everyone! Watch this space! :-)
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K1UO - Larry

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"When I get bored waiting for 1.4..."

You must have your entire home rebuilt then... Just Kidding people.....

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You know how hard it is to find a find a nice Ham Radio Clock - so I made my own on the Laser.   Atomic Clock (Radio Clock) mech - cut from 3mm (1/8") Acrylic.

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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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If you are not willing to take orders we will have to ban you from posting those nice pieces!!! :)
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The clock will soon be available - just working on the logistics (my day job is not playing with lasers - so I have to juggle this extra hobby) .   I promise.   The key rings, there is a very good chance that they will be too - discussions have been had.... watch this space!