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    MH Contour mod

    Working with an MH cutter will give you a very good learning experience. When I got mine I learned how to tweak it to cut smaller detailed work. I made enough to upgrade to a Graphtec cutter. I also used it for portable cutting for a few years after I got my Graphtec
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    Swing away press “binding up”

    Spray silicon lube on a rag and wipe it on the pivot rod.
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    A few more cell phone stands

    You're having too much fun with that machine!!
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    New, senior citizen so be gentle

    Welcome from another old fart down here in SE Florida
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    Corn hole laminater

    A little side note. If you're making the boards for gifts for people, do what I do for various things. I ask the person that I am making the gift for if they have a favorite saying, picture, their children's drawing, favorite scene, etc. and use that on the project. You'll have a friend for life.
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    Some work for family brewery

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    How will this cut?

    What I have done, in SBE, on long cuts is uncheck the weed box and set the machine to limit the movement of the vinyl for the cut. This way it will cut each graphic one by one down the line.
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    Today's score

    A few weeks ago my wife's old desktop quit working. Thankfully, I keep up with our backups. After many tests I determined that the mother board was bad. I spent the next weeks shopping around for another unit with what she wanted for the right price. Today, during our weekly travels, we stopped by a local Thrift Store. They were having a huge sale so we started looking around. The first room I went in had a computer in it's original box, with a keypad and mouse. When I asked them if it worked I was told that if it was in a box, it was not tested. I took a gamble and bought it. Long story short, when I got home I hooked it up and it worked. It was not even password protected. It's an HP, Quad-core, 1TB hard drive, 6GB Ram, Light scribe DVD, and Windows 7 that was upgraded to Windows 10. Here's the kicker.The price sticker was $10.00. With the sale discount, they told me it would cost, with sales tax, $2.68. Yes, two dollars and sixty eight cents. Gotta love those Thrift Stores
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    Time to Upgrade Cutter

    Graphtec all the way!!
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    Today's score

    No, and I didn't have the heart to ask for my senior discount.
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    Cutting with CE 6000 plus

    What's she in for this time? LOL You might want to clarify this for our other forum members
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    Remembering our friend, MR 300

    Bill had posted that news article on the forum a few times. I did a search for it but could not locate it.
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    to sell printer or not to sell

    Are you getting enough orders to make enough money to keep up with the maintenance of the printer and still making a good income? Are you making enough money for your time? Are you getting older(yes) and wanting more time for yourself and the wife? Tough questions!!! I have been slowing down myself and picking only the jobs that won't be pushing me too hard due to the old back getting worse. All I can say is weigh all the facts and pros and cons and then just go for it and don't look back. Enjoy life!!!
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    vectorize logo question

    Most companies in the RC business will allow you to use their logos. I have gotten permission from various companies to copy and use many various logos. All it takes is an Email to them to ask if you can use them. I print out their reply and save it in my file folders as proof that they gave me permission.
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    !! Third Scorpio Designs !!

    Welcome from SE Florida
  16. A few of the forum members can do it for you also!!
  17. In Signblazer it's called "Punch Through'"
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    CNC Pony Express

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    new here!

    Welcome from SE Florida
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    Back window guide

    I vaguely recall you had to measure down from the top middle of the window and then at the sides after running a string across the window and then measure the drop to get the proper curved text measurement. Someone please help me remember!!
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    Back window guide

    A while back, someone posted how to measure the curve ion a car window. search the forum for the answer.
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    New use for IPhone cases

    I started to use my old IPhone 4 cases for other proje cts. I picked up a disc punch and started making logo pins for club members. Just another venture.
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    New use for IPhone cases

    Still bad. We have been shut down all week. All we can do is go to the field and BS for a few hours each morning. He will be leaving Sunday. I'm trying to teach the wife to fly also but with the field being closed, it will take a while till she learns.
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    Incomplete cuts

    Thanks everyone.