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    That is actually ingenious. I am going to need to figure out a way to do that on my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    WOW! Is there no end to the creativity of the members of this forum???
    Thanks MAD, I don't know why I'm so driven to make things I really don't need, but I sure have fun doing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by nicholasyax View Post
    That is actually ingenious. I am going to need to figure out a way to do that on my machine.
    Thank you. I may try some "bionic" velcro to hold the metal strap to my other machine, might also try a laser more shaped like an ink pen and mount that on a "leg" from one of those small gorilla pods? But will def. use the bionic velcro to keep form doing anything too permanent to my machine.
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    Finally a thing that made sewing a hobby for real men!
    I want one of those, please!!!!

    I would also like to have a more manly sound in my thread injector, anyone who knows how to attach a V8 to a regular thread injector?

    Like that laser a lot!
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    I use a laser square (two laser lines going at right angles) when I'm marking long straight line cuts on fabric. There I get a laser line along the direction the beam is pointing. i.e., the laser square sits flat on the floot, I get a line on the fabric on the floor, but I don't get a line on the wall that laser is pointing at. Here your laser is pointing down, and you get a line in the plane orthogonal to the projection. I've not seen one of those gizmos before...

    Anything easy you can do to help make straight seams is a good thing; this idea is a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bieggolmai View Post
    Finally a thing that made sewing a hobby for real men!
    I want one of those, please!!!!

    I would also like to have a more manly sound in my thread injector, anyone who knows how to attach a V8 to a regular thread injector?

    Like that laser a lot!
    Thanks Bieggolmai. Maybe you could hook your ipod to the foot pedal to play the beginning of the Beach Boys 409 song when you step on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Here your laser is pointing down, and you get a line in the plane orthogonal to the projection.
    Anything easy you can do to help make straight seams is a good thing; this idea is a good thing.
    Thanks Grizz, you must have read my mind. When I came up with this I said to myself.... "Self, how can I get a line in the plane orthogonal to the projection?"
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    Great idea! You could try a smaller retrofit laser guide like this one from Laserkerf for $79:
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    Awesome idea. I think I have one of those lasers for hanging picture frames level in my shed. Now I'll finally use that thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Fantastic idea. I was impressed when my friend's chop saw had a laser, but the sewing machine is awesome!

    Now where's my laser level...
    What's a sewing machine? I see pictures of his thread injectors though
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I use a laser square (two laser lines going at right angles) when I'm marking long straight line cuts on fabric.
    If you got a more powerful laser, you wouldn't have to bother to cut the fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    Great idea! You could try a smaller retrofit laser guide like this one from Laserkerf for $79:
    While the B&D laser is a bit large it was also only $15....so cheap beats small in this case. Thanks for the idea tho.

    Quote Originally Posted by hikelite View Post
    Awesome idea. I think I have one of those lasers for hanging picture frames level in my shed. Now I'll finally use that thing!
    Yeah, funny I never used mine 'til it was mounted on the TI then all of a sudden there's a new curtain rod that needs hanging... wierd?
    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    If you got a more powerful laser, you wouldn't have to bother to cut the fabric
    Maybe if I wire it into the 220v coming into the house, hmmmm....
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    If you use a cutting laser and CNC, you would have a mathematically perfect catenary cut!
    http://www.amazing1.com/burning-lasers.htm

    Maybe we need a new thread about cutting? This thread was about thread injecting after all
    Life is hard? Compared to what?

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