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The Basics: Understanding Laser Engraving

The Basics: Understanding Laser Engraving

Laser engravers work by focusing a high-powered laser beam onto a material's surface, which either melts, burns, or vaporizes the material, leaving a precise mark. These machines are used for cutting, engraving, or marking a wide range of materials including wood,...

7 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Buying a Glowforge

7 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Buying a Glowforge

Update: 3 Years with My Glowforge It's hard to believe, but it's been nearly three years since I first penned my initial thoughts below on my experiences with the Glowforge. As I sit here reflecting on that journey, I think it's timely to share a few more insights...

Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Review

Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Review

I had been looking at air fryers for a while and finally pulled the trigger when the makers of Instant Pot released their Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer Oven, 10-quart in mid-2019. Two things I immediately noticed when I opened the box is that 1) the unit has a...

DIY Christmas Tree Overview

DIY Christmas Tree Overview

For Christmas this year, we finally decided to retire our old artificial tree. After nursing it along a number of years ago by fixing the lights, and then restringing it a couple of years ago, we decided it was time. The final straw was it started dropping plastic...

Blackstone 36-inch Outdoor Flat Top Griddle Review

Blackstone 36-inch Outdoor Flat Top Griddle Review

I have now been putting the Blackstone 36-inch outdoor flat top griddle through its paces for over a year and think it's time to offer a detailed review. Blackstone Customer Service Problems Before we talk about the griddle itself, I think it's important to talk about...