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    XP Up-Grade

    I personally wouldn't bother upgrading. Just because MS has stopped support doesn't mean you have to stop using it.
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    chrysler 300 rear window

    Would probably depend on the design and how good you are with a heat gun. There's a thread on here some place about how to take measurements of a window and get the proper curve so things will look straight.
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    file conversion

  4. Even if they were the stolen coins, coins doin't have serial numbers on them do they? So even if they had the right date there'd be no way to prove they are the ones stolen, would there?
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    Darrell Waltrip in a V8 Supercar

    True, but I also bet he'd be no where near the speeds that guy is hitting.
  6. I’ve always heard Darrell is a pretty great guy and a bit of a character. This just reinforces that. It always amazes me how racers can be, for lack of a better word, scared, by other types of racing.
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    Playing around with etching empty moonshine bottles

    Pretty sure you can produce it legally anywhere with a license. Hard part is getting the license.
  8. But winning a car as a prize is an income, you are being given something. If you just find something in your atic you forgot about and is highly valuable you're not taxed for it. I'm sure though lawyers could make good arguements either way. Not saying anything would of been the better way to go though in any case though. Although the buzz this news will create in the coin collection world may drive up the value of the coins when they go to auction.
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    winter vortex is back

    40 here today, supose to be in the 80's by Saturday though.
  10. I dated a girl once whose grandfather had lost quite a bit of money like that. Buried it around the property then things shifted after some major flooding. Not sure he ever did find it all. As for taxes, until they sell them there wouldn't be any income from them. And the face value wouldn't be considered income becasue they bought it with the land. If they don't own the mineral rights to the land though, who ever does might be able to make an arguement that the gold belongs to them since it was found under ground.
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    First decal ever

    AO is what most use for glass blast etching. I think Madhatter missed the post where you said you were using etch cream. Pretty good looking results for cream so easy to see why it was assumed you were blasting.
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    Playing around with etching empty moonshine bottles

    From the rub and buff web page you are supose to be able to put it on and buff it off of the un etched glass. Experence of most on here and proved that is not as easily done as said and have found it easier to leave the decal stencil on and apply the rub and buff with the stencil in place.
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    Tom's Peanuts Restoration Decals?

    Would love to see photos of it once you're done.
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    Stalling Out..

    A humidifier would help with the static, but the best option is to ground the vinyl. If you have a metal stand all you need to do is ground the stand, either to the cutter itself, or to the wall ground. Cutter is usually easiest. There are several posts on the forums about how and where to do this, just do a search and you'll find tons of responses.
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    Best vinyl for high temperature outdoor use.

    Reflective is the stuff on cop cars and other emergency vehicles. Looks "normal" in the day but lights up at night when light hits it.
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    graphic gets "flat topped" while cutting

    Weird, have not seen that happen, what version of Inkscape you using? I'm using the portable version of 0.48 R9939. If you don't mind, post one of your SVG files, I'd be interested to see if I get the same bounding box issue as you.
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    graphic gets "flat topped" while cutting

    From the Inkscape Wiki Does your image have a stoke as well as a fill? There is a setting that controls if the bounding box of a selected object encloses the actual path and not the extra width of a stroke or the entire visual object. Under Inkscape Preferences, Tools, Bounding box to use.
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    Couple of etched glasses

    There was a discussion about how to do this on here not to long ago. It had a llink to an online page to generate a template as well as the equations needed to create the template yourself. Do a search for cone and you should find it. Then it's just a matter of getting your desgin software to arch the image. I use inkscape and have been pretty pleased with my results. What design software are you using?
  19. I have that problem too. The blade and holder should be straight up and down. The clamp on mine seems to of been damaged or mis made. I use the pin holding spot for the blade and it seems to work. It's not suggested, but I don't understand why exactly. If the cutter is new and still under waranty you might contact tech support and see about getting a replacement head unit.
  20. You're pushing the capabilities of the machine. Not much you can really do other than have the paitence to weed very carefully.
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    Problem after problem

    Yes it's archaic, it's 50+ years old. In the computer world that might as well be the dawn of time.
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    Hydrographics with a little vinyl!

    Hydrographics are cool.
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    New etching for my shop

    The compressor is a small 2hp, 8gal 125psi compressor. I tried 20, 40, and 60psi with the HF gun. 60 did get me a little etching but nothing great. The more I think about it the more I think the nozzle maybe the main problem. It's a pretty large nozzle, probably 3/8" and worn pretty good. This is not the exact gun I have, but pretty close, http://www.harborfreight.com/21-oz-hopper-gravity-feed-spot-blaster-gun-95793.html
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    New etching for my shop

    Another question, what sort of gun are you using? I have a cheap harbor frieght gun a guy gave me for free that I tried out last night for the first time. It's clearly not ment for this type of work, although a new nozzle on it would probably help. I played around with the air erasor I have and while I was able to get a deep etch it wasn't very uniform and took WAY to long. Doesn't look like carving is in my future with my current equipement.
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    curious about image

    Maybe offer up the correct POW/MIA image and see if she'd be interested in that.