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  1. Annual right of Xmas - sugar cookie day. I made the dough yesterday so it'd be easier today.
    7 points
  2. Damn cute Mr Mom, I mean Mr DIYer! 😜
    4 points
  3. Sunday breakfast... Scrambled eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, grits, biscuits & Earl Gray. This should carry me through to dinner time!
    3 points
  4. We also watched "The Queen's Gambit" last weekend. But, we had the strange experience of watching the final episode first, by accident. The manner in which the final episode opens, I (mistakenly) figured the whole season was told through flashbacks. By the time we realized what was going on, we just finished it. Then we went back and watched the rest of the season from the beginning. Knowing the final outcome took nothing away from watching Beth's journey from the start. In fact, it may have engaged us more by giving us the money-shot up front. Either way, as others have already said: it
    2 points
  5. I think Colin still has my Tape Head Repro tube output that I assume could be used with the Revox.
    2 points
  6. Probably Saw Stop with an integral router table.
    2 points
  7. They offer a 30 day no questions asked return policy. https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/ts-55-anti-tip/
    2 points
  8. I am/was the moderator for the Tape Project forum and I have a modified Technics RS1500 with a custom tube output that replaces the 70's era solid state amp. I use that for listening to a collection of about 400 reel to reel tapes. I also have an Ampex ATR700 which is one of the last machines that Ampex sold. It was a collaboration between Ampex and Teac. I have a couple of head-blocks for the Ampex and I did some experimenting with the mono/full track head set processing tracks similar to what you're planning. The results were mixed, but in the long run, I ended up using
    2 points
  9. With the complex design you chose for your first big project, I'd say you did pretty well. I would cut the trim long, then put it against the actual box to mark the angles in place. But that's just experience. That comes naturally. What doesn't come natural is the eye for design and the ability to turn that design into an actual object. You seem to have that in spades. Most would have built an easy square box. Kudos! As for putty to match the Purple Heart, simply make some Purple Heart sawdust, mix with wood glue into a thick paste and putty all gaps before it dries. Over putty, then
    2 points
  10. That entire setup is otherworldly cool. I would be jealous if anyone else had it, but I like you so much it just makes me happy to think of you enjoying what is almost certainly the best source gear available to man.
    1 point
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  12. Haven't you heard? Never put your nuts near a power cord!
    1 point
  13. 10' Nema hospital grade power cords $1.43 ea. Only the 10' cord is that cheap. https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=27284
    1 point
  14. Awesome! I will definitely pick your brain when I get started.
    1 point
  15. That attaches it to the track without any play, but when angled the whole thing wants to fall over/twist the track unless you add a contraption like Doug showed.
    1 point
  16. My Makita track saw has a simple little anti-tip device when doing bevel cuts that works pretty well. Certainly works well enough for me.
    1 point
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  18. The finer the sawdust, the better. Use one of your Festool sanders.
    1 point
  19. Well, unless I find some way to make some Purple Heart wood filler for my screw-ups, I think I am about sanded 80-120-180-220 and ready to wipe on some of this Arm-R-Seal stuff. Need better attention to detail, a better way to estimate angles for the trim and probably to do more accurate 45 cuts as the track saw likes to lean. Trying to force the floor and four sides together on dominoes was not a perfect experience either, I need an apprentice. I also need to write less on the wood, pain to get it all off. Good enough for mid-century modern dog toys I guess.
    1 point
  20. Would have been if Inner Fidelity were still active. And if Stereophile cared.
    1 point
  21. Thirded for Arm R Seal. That's what I used on the Colossus, as well as many other projects. I like to use foam brushes to apply. Put your brush inside a ziplock bag between coats.
    1 point
  22. 25% off at HDTracks.com with coupon code StorewideVIP25 Also, a free sampler download: https://www.hdtracks.com/#/album/5e3a2cddf16d7d09b9855526
    1 point
  23. smoked a tenderloin with cherry rum pellets. it’s tasty.
    1 point
  24. Almost feels like I spent all this time, to build a pallet.
    1 point
  25. Okay wood nerds, I got a pile of sticks and a wood cutty thing. How do I make all this into a gate for my deck?
    1 point
  26. Preferably a pair. I'm more of a listener than measurer. Different experiment, actually. Raal will be differential.
    1 point
  27. I've never seen one without coat hangers. BTW, I pick the grey swatch on the left. Gay designer fee waved.
    1 point
  28. Went over to a friend’s house and made a pair of field coil loudspeakers over the weekend. They sound surprisingly nice!
    1 point
  29. It's been a nasty weekend, weather-wise. Perfect for staying in and doing stupid things with lasers. I needed an image to test out dithering and came up with this:
    1 point
  30. Agreed, coming from a lot of work-related laser work, there's a personal arm/de-arm sequence and there will be an enclosure before anyone else is even in the garage with me. I trust myself, but no one else. Also need an enclosure for fumes anyways.
    1 point
  31. It is the Incra. I think it is like the old saying about democracy, that it's the worst fence available, except for all the others. It can be finicky and difficult to get calibrated, but it allows for doing things that are otherwise impossible. Traditionally, woodworkers don't really measure which makes it anathema to many people as it is purely about working to measurements. But it does suit the way I work, and I'd be lost without it. I did try to have a router table built into my saw table for a while. I tried using the same Incra fence for both, which was a bust. Then I found that the
    1 point
  32. You don't know Doug very well. He needs his cuts to be accurate to the micron. When Doug makes coffee in the morning (2:00 pm), he weighs the beans, grinds the beans, then weighs the grind. If those numbers don't match, leave immediately because it's going to be a bad day. Seriously though, Doug makes some of the most precise joints I've ever encountered. And the fence he has is the most accurate and adjustable tool you'll find. I would absolutely have one if I had a shop size table saw.
    1 point
  33. Don't worry, you'll have to take it apart again when you replace that fence. And again when you add the sliding table.
    1 point
  34. Why do none of the experts with all their wood tools not live around me. I have projects, any of you thinking of transferring to lovely Illinois?
    1 point
  35. The curl only kind of shows up in this pic, but it is the best one I have. This is not, actually, ambrosia - it is from a tree that was tapped for syrup. It leaves the same streaking, but with larger holes (which I cut off). This was wood from the $2/bf scrap heap - same wood I made the kitchen counters from.
    1 point
  36. RIP K.T. Osline. She was a force in country music in the 80's, and the first woman to win song of the year with her hit '80's Ladies'. She was battling Parkinson's when she contracted Covid 19.
    0 points
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