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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by durangopipe » Tue May 28, 2019 9:25 am

freebird wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:25 am
durangopipe wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Still futzing around in the "shack."
Made a few more changes; adjusted a few things . . .
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Now, all we need is some sunspots.
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sweet shack! Here’s mine.
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Very nice station, Freebird!

Regarding your Morse tagline - I’m one of those old men! (But I’m young at heart. :pipe3:)
Been a Ham since 1962.

The HF radios in the photo are my backup and my portable rig pulled out of it’s case. I can’t work split on the 130, so I temporarily added the DX70. My main radio died last week!

Good to “meet” you.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by freebird » Tue May 28, 2019 2:58 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:25 am
freebird wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:25 am
durangopipe wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Still futzing around in the "shack."
Made a few more changes; adjusted a few things . . .
Image

Now, all we need is some sunspots.
:pipe3:
sweet shack! Here’s mine.
Image

Very nice station, Freebird!

Regarding your Morse tagline - I’m one of those old men! (But I’m young at heart. :pipe3:)
Been a Ham since 1962.

The HF radios in the photo are my backup and my portable rig pulled out of it’s case. I can’t work split on the 130, so I temporarily added the DX70. My main radio died last week!

Good to “meet” you.
I’m not a youngster anymore myself. This is my main station. An Alinco DR635 dual band and a Kenwood TS480-SAT. My backups are an Alinco DR605 I received in trade with a friend and my first HF rig a Icom IC745.

I currently hold a General class ticket and need to get motivated to upgrade to Extra. One of these days we’ll have to get some of the other hams (assuming there are any) and ragchew.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:27 pm

Brakes on my wife's car. For the first time in my life I may have to pay somebody to do it for me. The cylinder seems to be seized and I can't compress it down for the life of me. Surely it's not threaded. No way.
Im close to putting the old worn pads back on so I can take it in to somewhere. Where? I don't know.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:32 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Brakes on my wife's car. For the first time in my life I may have to pay somebody to do it for me. The cylinder seems to be seized and I can't compress it down for the life of me. Surely it's not threaded. No way.
Im close to putting the old worn pads back on so I can take it in to somewhere. Where? I don't know.
Yep it's threaded. Like a corkscrew. 2013 Explorer, in case anyone cares.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:44 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:32 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Brakes on my wife's car. For the first time in my life I may have to pay somebody to do it for me. The cylinder seems to be seized and I can't compress it down for the life of me. Surely it's not threaded. No way.
Im close to putting the old worn pads back on so I can take it in to somewhere. Where? I don't know.
Yep it's threaded. Like a corkscrew. 2013 Explorer, in case anyone cares.
You should be able to borrow the special tool to screw it back in from the parts store where you buy your pads.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:53 pm

Speaking of brakes. . .

We don't need no steenking brake (to bend sheet metal):
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The console I modeled mine after has a bluestone top and since I have no idea where to buy bluestone or how to work it, I'm putting a metal top on mine. I'll use some chemicals (basically toilet bowl cleaner) to strip off the galvanization so it looks like zinc.

Here it is sans top:
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This is the console from Crate & Barrel that I'm knocking off.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:44 am

FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Speaking of brakes. . .

We don't need no steenking brake (to bend sheet metal):
Image

The console I modeled mine after has a bluestone top and since I have no idea where to buy bluestone or how to work it, I'm putting a metal top on mine. I'll use some chemicals (basically toilet bowl cleaner) to strip off the galvanization so it looks like zinc.

Here it is sans top:
Image

This is the console from Crate & Barrel that I'm knocking off.
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Very nice. And nice shop, and pronghorn.

And I found a brake tool, btw. Hope I didn't ruin the Piston by pushing on it. Will find out tmrw. Or, later today, rather.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by JMG » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:13 am

FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Speaking of brakes. . .

We don't need no steenking brake (to bend sheet metal):
Image

The console I modeled mine after has a bluestone top and since I have no idea where to buy bluestone or how to work it, I'm putting a metal top on mine. I'll use some chemicals (basically toilet bowl cleaner) to strip off the galvanization so it looks like zinc.

Here it is sans top:
Image

This is the console from Crate & Barrel that I'm knocking off.
Image
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by freebird » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:10 am

Nothing creative I’m afraid, but I’ve been busy trying to learn to identify antique and vintage glassware. I inherited a lot of it when Dad left me the house and furnishings.
I like my pipes bent and my razors straight.
.... .- -- / .-. .- -.. .. --- --..-- / -. --- - / .--- ..- ... - / ..-. --- .-. / --- .-.. -.. / -- . -. / .- -. -.. / ..-. .-. . --.- ...

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Jocose » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:02 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Speaking of brakes. . .

We don't need no steenking brake (to bend sheet metal):
Image

The console I modeled mine after has a bluestone top and since I have no idea where to buy bluestone or how to work it, I'm putting a metal top on mine. I'll use some chemicals (basically toilet bowl cleaner) to strip off the galvanization so it looks like zinc.

Here it is sans top:
Image

This is the console from Crate & Barrel that I'm knocking off.
Image
Coco sighting!
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:16 pm

Jocose wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:02 pm
Coco sighting!
On account of his affection for goats.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Jocose » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:26 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:16 pm
Jocose wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:02 pm
Coco sighting!
On account of his affection for goats.
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+1 prairie goats are goats too!
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:41 am

mont974x4 wrote:ImageImage

This walnut counter top got its final coat of finish on Saturday.


Hello FredS
Wow, that is incredible!


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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:15 pm

Cleaning up a few estate pipes today preparing them for photography. Rim discoloration/ rim char, gunked up draft holes/ airway, couple stems with chatter or are dull. Nothing major but just takes time & patience.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:16 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:41 am
mont974x4 wrote:ImageImage

This walnut counter top got its final coat of finish on Saturday.


Hello FredS
Wow, that is incredible!


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Yes, that is very nice.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:32 pm

Busy night here. Blue is in flight. Green is ready for dispatch. Yellow is in work, but will make an on time departure. Red is broke hard. The amount of Red is too D@#$ High!Image

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Hovannes » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:10 am

The AC was tripping, so I just finished replacing a 40 amp Pushmatic circuit breaker :scared:
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:15 pm

An estate Ser Jacopo Hawkbill Dublin I cleaned up yesterday. Buffed out the silver band and removed a lot of grime, skin oil and A LOT of excess stain

Before
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After
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by AFRS » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:37 pm

Attempting to re-OS a VPS with something even remotely useful. Can't figure out why ssh dies on upgrade. :(

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by mont974x4 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:51 pm

I’m putting new baseboard in the den. We have another house showing tomorrow.


Hello FredS
It sounded better when the voices in my head were saying it.

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