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15-Year-Old is Creating a 3D Printer ’10X Faster, Most Reliable & Advanced Ever’
3D Print.com blog ^ | July 6, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer

Posted on 07/06/2014 10:32:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The number one issue that people have with 3D printers today, is the speed at which they print at. People now-a-days want things quickly, at the touch of a button. Over the years, many of our everyday jobs, chores, and desires have reached a point of almost becoming instant. For example, when you want to print a document from your computer or tablet, its done in approximately 5-10 seconds. When you want to bring up a website on your smartphone, it’s up in a matter of 1-2 seconds. Just about every aspect of our lives, when compared to that of the technology we used a few decades ago, has moved into a new realm where everything seems to be running in “fast forward”. 3D printing, however, when it comes to speed, is still chipping at the ice in the Ice Age.

This can be expected. 3D printing is a relatively new technology, especially when you focus solely on consumer level, at-home 3D printers. It can take a full day to print objects the size of a basketball. It can take several hours to print something as small as a Rubik’s Cube. Speeds have improved slightly in the few years since consumer level 3D printers have been made available to the general public. However, we’ve hardly seen any noticeable improvements. One little boy and his company CarrotCorp, plans on changing this.

Thomas Suarez, a 15-year-old little boy, made headlines several years ago when he created a Justin Bieber whack-a-mole game called Bustin Jieber. Since then he has given a TED talk on technology, was featured on BBC, and had the chance to meet a lot of important and famous people.

Now Suarez has a relatively new interest, and that interest is 3D printing. He had the chance to meet Bre Pettis back in 2012, and tour the MakerBot ‘Botfarm’.

“I told my dad [about 3D printing], and he said, ‘oh that’s not real!’,” explained Suarez back in 2012. “He didn’t believe it.”

Soon after, Suarez decided to prove to his dad that 3D printing was very real, by setting up a tour of the MakerBot botfarm. Nevertheless, his father became a believer, and Thomas himself became even more enamored by the technology; so much so that he decided to set out to push the technology even further. 

“Recently I applied for a patent on 3D printing,” Suarez told BBC in an interview. “I’m trying to make 3D printing faster and more reliable. The key there is speed, and we’re trying to [get] ten times faster than current generation 3D printers.”

Thomas is completely self taught when it comes to his technology insight, and his revolutionary new ideas. It should be interesting to see more details on what this patented super 3D printer includes. If Thomas can legitimately create a 3D printer capable of speeds that are ten times faster than today’s current technology, you may just be reading about a future billionaire. Just yesterday, CarrotCorp announced that they are working on creating a 3D printer that is “the most advanced, the most reliable, and the fastest 3D printer ever created”.

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We have recently covered a story on 3D Systems, a company which has created a super speedy industrial level 3D printing system for the creation of smartphone modules, as part of Google’s Project Ara. However, we have yet to see these 3D printers in action, and they will surely cost in excess of $1,000,000 each. Thomas’ patent is for a consumer level 3D printer technology, which could make the process of 3D printing ever so close to being the speeds we all truly desire.

Discuss Thomas Suarez’s potential technology in the CarrotCorp 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out the video interview that Thomas had with BBC below:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Science
KEYWORDS: 3dprinters; 3dprinting; genius; youth
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Incredible.
1 posted on 07/06/2014 10:32:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Most honorable Null and Void, where are you? Asleep, as I should be.
2 posted on 07/06/2014 10:38:41 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He made 2 crappy apps and suddenly he’s boy genius.

Good luck to him.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 10:44:12 PM PDT by struggle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yea gads! Frighteningly brilliant! All you have to do is take a great invention and make it 10 times better.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 10:45:25 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I want a 3d printer and powered armor...


5 posted on 07/06/2014 10:56:39 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; null and void
There is a void here your voidness. Null has been your response to fill a nullness. Spell check did not like this one!
6 posted on 07/06/2014 10:59:46 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: struggle
. He made 2 crappy apps and suddenly he’s boy genius. Good luck to him..

. How many apps have you made? When you were 15 ya gave a TED talk and were thinking about 3-D printing. ......envy isn't a virtue.

7 posted on 07/06/2014 11:07:23 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer
Sorry, I'm with "Struggle" on this one. An opinion is envy? Ergo, all of Free Republic is guilty? not so fast.
9 posted on 07/06/2014 11:20:41 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Darksheare

I want an ironman suit.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 11:26:20 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The pace of technology development will only increase exponentially because of the availability of information. This young man will succeed, I believe.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 11:30:23 PM PDT by kemosabe (200,000 and counting - possible dem voters - DUH - taint rocket science !)
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To: MaxMax

Something like that, yes.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 11:43:50 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Dick Vomer; struggle

I’m about 40 years older than this young man and although I’ve done some meaningful things in my life, I’ve never made an app (and wouldn’t begin to know how to) or even seen a 3D printer in person, much less improved upon one. Nikola Tesla wasn’t a “one-off” I believe we have several in each country per generation, at least. Look around you and compare it to 1945, the year the war ended. Almost unbelievable.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 11:44:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope he makes a billion dollars because he’ll never get laid.


14 posted on 07/06/2014 11:46:05 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood; 2ndDivisionVet

There exists an entire subsect of the dating scene where young ladies look to score themselves a smart geeky guy.
Yes, it is an actual fetish, don’t recall what they call it offhand though.


15 posted on 07/06/2014 11:49:21 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

I truly doubt that. You must be thinking of a TV show.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 11:51:02 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

Nope.
Afraid not.


17 posted on 07/06/2014 11:53:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Kirkwood; Darksheare; kemosabe; Fungi; struggle; Dick Vomer
"I hope he makes a billion dollars because he’ll never get laid."

I weigh 350lbs, look like Santa Claus or a biker depending on what day it is and am as poor as a church mouse and I was doing just fine as a single man in my late 40's but you're saying a healthy young billionaire will have trouble in that department? Huh? If he can give a TED talk and woo investors he should have absolutely no problem in that regard.

18 posted on 07/06/2014 11:57:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Kirkwood

Zactly.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 12:01:05 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anybody with a billion dollars who can’t get laid is certainly doing something wrong.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 12:05:34 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

But who says he wants to?


21 posted on 07/07/2014 12:34:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gosh, I hope he gets started printing that liver I’m gonna’ be needing pronto.


22 posted on 07/07/2014 2:21:41 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: struggle

“Could be....” “....has the potential to......” “promises to......”

I see a lot of words like those, but I don’t see and “does” or “is”. I see a “patent applied for” and a history of two games in his pocket, but not much else.

I wish him luck but “boy genius” is too often a catchall for intense interest and imagination. There are some real problems with materials, delivery, control, resolution, etc. that have to be worked out.


23 posted on 07/07/2014 3:32:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It can take a full day to print objects the size of a basketball. It can take several hours to print something as small as a Rubik’s Cube

Something tells me the author doesn't understand that it's not just 'size'. In this case, both nearly the same 'size'. Complexity and rate and frequency of change.

24 posted on 07/07/2014 3:34:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Something tells me the author doesn't understand that it's not just 'size'. In this case, both nearly the same 'size'. Complexity and rate and frequency of change.

True, but I think at this point the bottleneck for all but the most complex objects is the printer itself, with the interface being the next slowest bottleneck.
25 posted on 07/07/2014 4:08:39 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well, yes, the “printer”. But that word, printer, contains a lot of subcomponents. Nozzles, deposition resolution, materials and fineness, cure rates, rates of delivery and variance, a whole lot of things.

The robotics - mechanics are there for speed, and I’d say interface technology would be there readily, too. Inkjet and laser printers are pretty fast. But they are working with small, pliable easier delivery materials.


26 posted on 07/07/2014 4:17:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Inkjet and laser printers are pretty fast. But they are working with small, pliable easier delivery materials.

Yup, but once you are in 3D the sheer number of units (pixels, bits, dots) increases exponentially. More to your point, I think the only way to increase printing speed 10x, without having ten coordinated printers working together would be to be able to place more units at a time somehow, as you could with something like a basketball, a fatter printhead, if you will. No matter how complex the parts, it all comes down to step-motors moving the substance expulsion device(s) very, very precisely, in some cases great distances (house printing). Right now, for stuff that's at all complex, we have to treat it more or less like the old, next to useless multi-colored impact printers (e.g. Apple Imagewriter II with color ribbon), requiring multiple passes. I don't think we will see a printer capable of "printing" resin and graphene from the same head any time soon.

I have NO first hand experience with 3D printing, so correct me on the science if I am mistaken.
27 posted on 07/07/2014 4:36:26 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Dr. Sivana
....a fatter printhead, if you will. ..

Yes, I think that dynamic range (resolution, span of deposited sizes, rate of delivery, etc.) would be key - in effect a fat printhead that can get as small as the point of a needle but also deliver like a 6" (or larger) paintbrush when required.....something like the three color printers with a larger control area...

28 posted on 07/07/2014 4:43:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Dr. Sivana
...the speed at which they print at.

Come on!

29 posted on 07/07/2014 4:45:56 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Come on!

I have finally become immune to sloppy English. By the time a needed correction is pointed out, seven worse goofs have come to take its place. What's more, the editors are indifferent. "Whatever", they say.
30 posted on 07/07/2014 4:51:20 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can you imagine if his parents and teachers put him on Ritalin or other drugs to make him easier to manage?

http://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=229166


31 posted on 07/07/2014 4:57:56 AM PDT by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: Fungi; AFPhys; AD from SpringBay; ADemocratNoMore; aimhigh; AnalogReigns; archy; ArrogantBustard; ..
3-D Printer Ping!

Some day her prints will come…

32 posted on 07/07/2014 5:02:21 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Dick Vomer
envy isn't a virtue.

...unless you're a liberal!

33 posted on 07/07/2014 5:07:58 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Dick Vomer

>. How many apps have you made? When you were 15 ya gave a TED talk and were thinking about 3-D printing. ......envy isn’t a virtue.

When I was 15, we had Apple IIes. All I’m saying is that this kid made an app that features a bouncing Justin Beiber head that you tap. Call him a genius, then.


34 posted on 07/07/2014 7:37:59 AM PDT by struggle
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To: F15Eagle
the kid obviously has a sense of humor
35 posted on 07/07/2014 8:05:54 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You misread my comment. The only way he will get laid is if he makes a billion.


36 posted on 07/07/2014 8:53:27 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: struggle
When I was 15, we had Apple IIes. All I’m saying is that this kid made an app that features a bouncing Justin Beiber head that you tap. Call him a genius, then.

He has a skill set that makes something happen on an electronic device. He appears to have a vision of what 3-D printing should be. Look at the movie on Jobs. That's how innovation and progress is made in all types of societal endeavors.. money, engineering, medicine, aerospace, electronics, creative arts... takes someone with a vision, skill set and hard head that just grinds and grinds. This kid made an app. It shows that he can "want to" and then makes it happen.

Lots of people "want to do" something but don't have the know how, attention span, attention to detail and drive to create something from nothing.

Genius? eh.. over rated. Creating and follow through... seems to be on track . Then there's the "vision" thing. When I was 15 I had a vision of guitars, beer,biochemistry, long legged girls with blonde hair that were flexible and of loose morals.

I have a feeling that this kid just might change the use of 3-D printing for personal use. ...just maybe.

37 posted on 07/07/2014 8:53:52 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Kirkwood

I don’t know the kid and neither do you, I assume, but given what I’ve seen lately, he’s probably already experienced that. Kids start real young these days, especially famous or semi-famous ones. It ain’t 1975 (the year I was 15) any more.


38 posted on 07/07/2014 8:57:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Dick Vomer
Lots of people "want to do" something but don't have the know how, attention span, attention to detail and drive to create something from nothing.

How right you are! I want to do things but I got old and lazy. I don't know what the boy's ideas are, but here's something I dream of. A method whereby a mist of vaporized material is sprayed within a 3D enclosure, and intersecting lasers harden the spray. A 3D object can be rapidly built up with this method, used in conjunction with other already established methods. Go ahead and patent my idea, as I'm too lazy but happy in my retirement. I don't like the speed of my 3D printer but I garden while waiting for it to print.

39 posted on 07/07/2014 12:34:43 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

There is already a process where lasers intersect in a powdered medium, forming the object. Your idea would need the spray tip and the laser output point of at least one laser to be very close together, with the second and perhaps third laser pulsing to a/the focal point.


40 posted on 07/07/2014 12:39:50 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: roadcat
Sounds interesting. I'm not much into engineering, software or design. Biochemistry and medicine are my fields of expertise. Guitars, weapons and sports are my interests. So I guess you and I will leave it to the 15 year old to change the world. I think that sounds great. We all find our niche.

Do we live in a great country or what?

41 posted on 07/07/2014 2:01:29 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: null and void
Thank you your nullifiable voidness. I like the other picture better, she looks way too homely. Alway good to see your Voidness.
42 posted on 07/07/2014 9:31:01 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Dick Vomer
We certainly do live in a great country! I met a friend's 16-year-old nephew recently at a garage sale they were having. Chatted much of the day with him, after his mom asked me to give him some ideas because he wants to be an inventor. He has some great ideas. I told him not to take naysayers comments at face value. Even his mom was telling him his ideas are crazy and can't be done, but I corrected her. Gave him tips on where and how to get and use tech equipment. Wish I had someone tell me technical things when I was 16.

One of my hobbies from back in the early 1970s is computing. Around 1978 I was in a computer club, and members would share tips and information. So one time a 13-year-old kid demonstrated a knife-throwing game on our Apple II machines (they had just recently came out). Said he wrote it the day before. Everyone's jaw dropped, as we watched the gory color graphics of blood spilled as you hit human targets. This from a kid. Don't know what became of him, but many members went on to great things and got rich. Good ole USA.

43 posted on 07/07/2014 10:12:53 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

I saw a story about a 3D printer that would use plastic bottles to make things from. That would be pretty awesome.


44 posted on 07/07/2014 10:14:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: MHGinTN
There is already a process where lasers intersect in a powdered medium, forming the object.

But that's still a 2D build, layer by layer to create a 3D object. My idea is to form the object almost simultaneously in a 3-dimensional enclosure. Now imagine several circular rings operating like a gyroscope with nozzles and lasers, that would be in constant controlled motion spraying a medium with the lasers intersect and harden the material. They could quickly create a support structure to hold the newly created object. Some nozzles would spray material, while other nozzles would air blast material out of the way. I've seen videos of robots in the food industry where some of this technology is in use in directing and packaging items. So much of what I propose is feasible. I just don't have the means to pursue it, but look forward to seeing it created by someone else.

45 posted on 07/07/2014 10:27:11 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: GeronL

Would like to know how the plastic bottles were used for making objects.

I know there are people who posted information on building a machine that melts plastic scraps such as plastic bottles and forms filament for reuse in 3D printers. I’m saving scrap plastic in case I build a filament-maker. I also read of a small company that makes green planters from plastic bottles. They make all the connectors, you piece them together with plastic bottles and a pump, and you end up with a multiple-hanging-bottle array of plants where the water is recycled and delivered back into the top, self-sustaining system.


46 posted on 07/07/2014 10:35:09 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

I think it was here:

http://gizmodo.com/a-3d-printer-that-turns-coke-bottles-into-whatever-you-1598457873

Their filament cartridges use the bottles, not the user. (FOR NOW *evil laugh*)

“The Ekocycle printer will be available from Cubify for $1,200 later this year, and will use filament cartridges that contain at least three recycled 20 oz. PET plastic bottles, but the material still retains the flexibility and durability of standard 3D printer filament.”


47 posted on 07/07/2014 10:38:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Cubify is nuts! So how much are their filament cartridges, probably expensive as gold. Yesterday I spent some time cleaning ABS plastic from a jammed extruder. Sometimes you get contaminants in there and the plastic cooks and hardens jamming the works. I can imagine how many jams will result from recycled plastic bottles. Had to drill out the extruder, a PTFE tube and clean out the feed mechanism. No fun there.


48 posted on 07/07/2014 10:50:57 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Fungi

Homely? Perhaps. I think she looks lovely in a very down-to-earth and approachable way.

In matters of taste there is no right or wrong.


49 posted on 07/08/2014 3:39:03 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: roadcat

I use a heat gun to make knife sheaths for the kitchen out of used milk jugs and cat litter buckets (for thicker plastics). Does that count?


50 posted on 07/08/2014 7:15:53 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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