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Post by Hovannes » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:54 pm

The other day my son and I replaced the collet barrel bushing with a new solid barrel bushing in my 1911.

This morning I worked erecting the garden fence with my son, cut some birch logs for next years kindling, fixed all the sprinklers on one of the stations(the strip between the sidewalk and the road, watered the lantanas & iris, strung some twine to help support the iris' in the vertical position, weeded amidst the terrier poop & sneezed a lot.
My lovely bride just brought me a cold fountain drink from the local deli/convenience store (they have the good ice :D )
I'm going to get cleaned up and do the Stations of The Cross.

I need to make some contact prints of large format negatves of the Cistercian Chapter House I took (I hope) this evening, and make reservations for an overnighter on the coast.
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Post by Cleon » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:16 pm

Spent the day drilling, shimming, and furring. I boxed in one window. This is a rather difficult job. Nothing is level, plumb, or square.
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Post by Thunktank » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:30 pm

A late dinner.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:00 am

The future missus ID's Dad brought us down a couple dressers. There are soild wood but in rough shape, so I am going to tackle their refurbishment this week.
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Post by Cleon » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:32 pm

More shimming and furring. I haven't even built real interior walls yet. :x
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Post by Roadmaster » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:35 pm

Cleon wrote:Spent the day drilling, shimming, and furring. I boxed in one window. This is a rather difficult job. Nothing is level, plumb, or square.
I hear you Brother, my house is a hundren years old framed with oak.

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Post by Cleon » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:44 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Cleon wrote:Spent the day drilling, shimming, and furring. I boxed in one window. This is a rather difficult job. Nothing is level, plumb, or square.
I hear you Brother, my house is a hundren years old framed with oak.
I'm regretting going the furring route on the exterior basement walls. I did it to save a few inches. I should have just built full 2x4 walls right inside the poured concrete walls. I'd probably be done by now.
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Post by Jake » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:49 pm

Spreading tree chips. A couple of weeks ago I stopped and chatted with the guys who were cutting trees out of the power lines, and asked them to please dump the chipped trees at my place. They've brought me three loads so far, and have promised to keep 'em coming! That stuff is a great cover... no more MUD! It helps to keep the weeds down, too.
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Post by coco » Wed May 15, 2013 10:49 am

Four passive two-way crossovers with l-pads for some satellites

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Yeah, yeah. Don't give me grief about the electrolytics. It's budget.
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Post by FredS » Wed May 15, 2013 10:54 am

coco wrote:Yeah, yeah. Don't give me grief about the electrolytics. It's budget.
Plus the sizzle-crackle-pop sound is soothing.
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Post by coco » Wed May 15, 2013 11:15 am

FredS wrote:
coco wrote:Yeah, yeah. Don't give me grief about the electrolytics. It's budget.
Plus the sizzle-crackle-pop sound is soothing.
I saved $400 by not going with film and foil

:wink:
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Post by FredS » Wed May 15, 2013 3:19 pm

coco wrote:
FredS wrote:
coco wrote:Yeah, yeah. Don't give me grief about the electrolytics. It's budget.
Plus the sizzle-crackle-pop sound is soothing.
I saved $400 by not going with film and foil

:wink:
What exactly is that (are those?) contraption(s).
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Post by coco » Wed May 15, 2013 3:52 pm

FredS wrote:
coco wrote:
FredS wrote:
coco wrote:Yeah, yeah. Don't give me grief about the electrolytics. It's budget.
Plus the sizzle-crackle-pop sound is soothing.
I saved $400 by not going with film and foil

:wink:
What exactly is that (are those?) contraption(s).
I didn't think that you had the slightest idea what you were talking about.

:lol:

They are "crossovers," and they go inside loudspeakers. They separate the music into higher frequency stuff for the tweeter and lower frequency stuff for the woofer.

Purists shun electrolytic capacitors because they don't act exactly as a capacitor should as the frequencies get higher. In this crossover, I have used small metalized polypropylene capacitors to "bypass" the electrolytics, and thus give them more capacitor-like characteristics. This helps quite a bit, but it may not be as good as using one big (and more expensive) metalized polypropylene capacitor, or one big (and much, much more expensive) film and foil capacitor.
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Post by Hovannes » Wed May 15, 2013 4:30 pm

Installing a red Korky
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Post by coco » Thu May 16, 2013 9:56 am

Hovannes wrote:Installing a red Korky
I hope you get to spend some quality time with it soon.
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Post by FredS » Wed May 22, 2013 3:16 pm

Finally finished putting my big air compressor together.

Junk from my cousin. My uncle sold trailers and camping supplies in the 60's-70's. This compressor was in his shop.
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About $100 worth of new & scrounged parts.
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Finished and settled in it's new home. I thought about painting it (for 10 seconds), but decided that it's earned it's patina and is entitled to wear it a little longer.
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Post by UncleBob » Wed May 22, 2013 3:19 pm

I am happy to report that I am working on my dissertation again! Now I just need some participants from Mexico and China.
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Post by FredS » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:26 pm

Fun with the torch:

Tiki Dude
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Bonehead
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Post by Skip » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:57 pm

FredS wrote:Fun with the torch:

Tiki Dude
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Bonehead
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Post by fiddlestix » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:19 pm

Cool stuff FredS.

Took advantage of my computer induced down time and started sketching ideas for some iron doors I need to have made for a wine cabinet I've been procrastinating on designing for the showroom.

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