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  1. This morning I put the final touch on the silverware chest that Steve and I have been building by installing the insert that holds our silverware set. I bought it from Rockler and designed the chest around it. I'm proud of the chest and think it is beautiful even though it is not completely perfect in every way, and I certainly never could have done it without Steve. We made the chest from a single large board of jatoba wood and it turned out to have some twists and warps that were a bear to manage. Also, it has high mitered corners and my design idea was to wrap the grain from the left s
    24 points
  2. Just put up some shelves and cabinets in the shop space preparing for making things again!
    23 points
  3. The Cherry is lighter than the speakers, but will darken quickly next to the window. I have a vented front plate coming for the top space. The cooling fan sits in that space, and is really quiet.
    22 points
  4. This is going to be tl:dr for many, but Steve and I have delivered the first completed project from our Shelter Shop. By far the biggest woodworking project I have attempted, and both Steve and I are very proud of the results. Steve, Claire and I promised to build a dining room table and bench as a wedding present for Claire's sister and her new wife. Here are some pics during the process of building through yesterday's delivery. I forgot to take pictures of the 8/4 (aka 2") cherry wood boards before we started milling them down, but the lumber was excellent. We only ended up with one boa
    22 points
  5. Second coat of finish. I still have rack rails to install, to hold the gear. The holes are vents, which will get black mesh behind them.
    21 points
  6. The Bay Area moon was really something last night with its halo of ice crystals in the atmosphere. This pic is from the front porch in Mayberry.
    20 points
  7. Too much talk of tools, and not enough of What Are You Building Today? I made a lamp.
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  8. You inspired me to get off my ass and work on my first real mod for the Traeger, a magnetic cutting board to mount to the top of the pellet hopper. I used the Shapeoko to machine a pocket into the back side of the cutting board as well as to make the recesses for the magnets. Then used the laser engraver to etch Traeger's logo into the top. I'll probably make a fancier version at some point but this will do for now.
    19 points
  9. 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.
    18 points
  10. Finished the front panels on my phono pre. Nevermind Stephen “Bishop”’s creepy photobomb ...
    18 points
  11. Delivered this cutting board to my sister who is a lifelong quilter. *snip*
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  12. We adopted a dog! Her name is Olive 🥰
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  13. Mostly today, with a little work yesterday, I built Claire a ballet barre for sheltered in place Zoom classes from the SF Ballet and her longstanding barre exercise place, The Daily Method.
    18 points
  14. I have to say that the whole process, even with it's challenges, was quite enjoyable for me. I helped out when extra hands were needed, and did provide an idea or two, but Al was the real force behind the project. He has gotten so good, in such a short time. It's really amazing! Most of the time I set on a stool watching him work away (I just love hard work, I could watch it all day). I knew from the beginning that this would be a difficult project. Lining up four 8" mitered corners on boards that are twisted and warped is no walk in the park. But I also knew that if Al could pull this off, th
    18 points
  15. Yesterday I managed to escape from work for the day and go enjoy the outdoors with some coworkers.
    18 points
  16. Well I didn't do it - But Sonja Published our website today! https://www.tafonibakehouse.com/ Making good progress - we will be selling at the local market this week. Thanks for your support - turning this passion into a thing.. Cheers
    18 points
  17. Yesterday - hung out with the local riff raff. Given the size, likely a male. He hung around in that tree for a couple hours before moving on. Was pretty impressive to see.
    17 points
  18. After 5 years from the time I acquired the PCBs and parts, I finally took advantage of the free time created by the pandemic and completed my KGSSHV. This is the offboard version with +/-500V supply. I know many have since moved on to the Carbon but I am very happy with the results and plan on building myself a Carbon in the near future. Hopefully it won't take me that long this time. Thanks to Kevin for the great design, Spritzer for his support and providing some of the parts and this thread from which I learned a lot. The case is from Aliexpress but I got a new front panel made
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  19. I just put in an application for a two-bedroom townhome apartment a 5 minute walk from my office. I'm excited to move, and even more excited to be able to walk to work every day. Fingers crossed everything works out!
    16 points
  20. Had to wait on some of the jungle gym stuff to arrive to be able to finish up. I got a big thumbs up from the most important of the clients.
    16 points
  21. God I hate installing carts Managed not to blow anything up, as the pass ono requires opening the top to access the MC settings and add a jumper for setting gain 🤦‍♂️ at least the cart was pretty easy to install due to threaded mounting holes and the cart pins actually lining up directly with the headshell pins. gratuitous doggie pics!
    16 points
  22. Ah - the good old battleship grey Cambridge Audio livery. It was panned by the reviewers, as were the buttons on the CD player (they described them as reminiscent of poking dead flesh). Very unfair, because the product performance and sonics were good. However the reviews killed that iteration of Cambridge Audio (~1990). We acquired the wreckage when I worked at Wharfedale, including a massive inventory of product, for almost pocket change (at least in a corporate sense). We sold the inventory at knock down prices, and then did nothing more than change the appearance to a dark gold colour, an
    16 points
  23. I've been doing the same thing Jim! I picked up one from Pioneer that opens up so that disk don't get stuck inside. Works well but man is ripping CDs slow. I've set up a Roon server on my imac since it is on all the time and got a 2 bay RAID 1 harddrive that is networked and is in the closet. Roon is fucking awesome! Love been able to steam music anywhere in the house I want! Planning to replace my Airport Express (ethernet to optical) with the Rasberry Pi + Ropiee (eithernet to USB) that Marc suggested so I can get hires in the music room. Today, I moved around my headphone
    16 points
  24. That reminds me that I received the second shot of the Pfizer thing past Thursday. Still alive. Penis becoming an annoyance 🤷‍♂️
    15 points
  25. A matching caddy to hold all of my turntable paraphernalia.
    15 points
  26. I dunno, can i post this here? The leather was just an idea - making some matching wood pulls would be cool - maybe when things die down at M&O of course my speaker cables are too short, but going to do my best to get these playing tonite - I found some Romex in the garage..
    15 points
  27. Went over to a friend’s house and made a pair of field coil loudspeakers over the weekend. They sound surprisingly nice!
    15 points
  28. Forgot to post this yesterday - had a good day doing old-school manual labor after spending a good part of Friday helping my neighbor clear a small maple tree that fell over in a wind storm Thursday. They're selling the house in 10 days and didn't want the tree or debris to cause any issues with the sale. So yesterday I set out splitting a bunch of it. It's funny. The older I get the more I enjoy manual labor. I hated splitting wood when I was younger. Then it was time for Lily and I to make a cake for Andrew's socially-distant, outdoor-5-months-late birthday party tha
    15 points
  29. Finally made me to Northern Michigan five hours later than planned. Too much time in a mask but hopefully I was not infected because I was very careful and sat in my own row for both flights. 🤞🏼
    15 points
  30. i ended up grabbing an Adcom GDA-700. the price was dirt cheap, it has the outputs i wanted, and it has all the old tech and sound i’m familiar with. no regrets.
    15 points
  31. Made trip #2 to empty a storage unit for my dad. Good and bad news: Bad - he needed my help, he has had 2 hip surgeries but now has an inner ear "thing" and needs a walker for balance. Was pretty tough to see, but he is quite the trooper Good - what I was cleaning out was about 24 boxes of LP's and acetates....I'll try and see what's there (some are pretty fucking dusty/dirty, and some of the older acetates have broken) Bad - Karen (who is up in our Maine condo, I'll join her Saturday) is gonna be pissed at all these boxes in our dining room Good - there may be a coup
    15 points
  32. Up in Maine at the condo, took a nice little ride in Kennebunkport for lunch, then around a few nearby sites. Water picture is Cape Porpoise Maine, and two sunset pics are in our condo complex, taken by Karen earlier this week.
    15 points
  33. Lily still loves cooking shows and recently has been bugging me to have a cake-off with her. It was my turn this weekend to make my cake for judging. She helped me in preparation for making her cake next weekend. It's a chocolate cake with dark chocolate frost and chocolate ganache and raspberry filling between each of the three layers of cake, topped with more frost and ganache. It was fun to make, I'll report back with how. it tastes later. Maybe not professional grade, but at least the flour that I buy at the grocery store is going to good use. I rode 30 miles to prepare for th
    15 points
  34. Just got off a Zoom call with 3 friends, who I've known 56 years/43 years/35 years. It absolutely filled my heart. Haven't talked (voice) or seen a couple of them for over a year, and as with good friends we just kind of picked up where we left off. Love it!
    14 points
  35. Well cheap compared to all the monster amps out there So correctly done, one would do the Uberamp2-Raal edition, which results in something really big,heavy and lot of heat. And a custom and large chassis, and a pile of $$$ This is a bit cheaper and easy enough for just about anyone to do. From the Ti Opa541 datasheet, showing paralled opamps good for at least 7 amps rms of output into anything including a dead short... Designed to be mounted directly to the heatsink, amp board right angle to the heatsink. All wires to the board directly soldered, 4 oz copper highly recomm
    14 points
  36. Threw together a tool board in VCarve. In hindsight I could have done a better job with the space but it works for now.
    14 points
  37. Made our way up to Maine, last trip of the year before we close our condo down. My son and his girlfriend spent over a week up here. After COVID restrictions at school, and then not co-mingling once they got home, it was a great break for them. Time together/alone, very little to do. Was happy they got that time. Stopped at one of Maine's more famous lighthouses on the way up, Nubble. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!
    14 points
  38. Analog can be very frustrating. This week I finally took my second-hand AMG Viella TT to a dealer who also does setup work. It had never performed perfectly and typically the tonearm won't track and just slides across the entire record. The only way I could get it to play when I bought it three years ago was with a cheap moving magnet cartridge and that wasn't consistent. I gave up on it for a long time but tried to get it going again months ago only to be thwarted even worse. The distributor works with this guy who sets up a lot of tables so they recommended that I have him address the known
    14 points
  39. I made dough earlier today pizzas tonight. 1. Home grown sweet and hot peppers, sweet onions, andouille and mozzarella 2. Pancetta, trumpet mushrooms, olives and cheddar 3. Alden's pesto mozzarella 4. Pancetta, fig and goat cheese with a little olive oil on the dough.
    14 points
  40. My friend rested the day before yesterday. 59 years. Many other clubs showed their respects. A great person, kind, loving, always taking care of the weakest boys in the cycling peloton Our club will place a commemorative plaque on one of his favorite routes.
    14 points
  41. Got a little over halfway framing my latest project... A 7' tall x 20' long set of monkey bars for a 5 year old boy. It's a former client, and she requested me, and my company just told her to let me have the project. It's a bit small for them to mess with. Of course it's overbuilt and it's kind of a fun little project. I'll snap some pics when it's done.
    14 points
  42. Getting ready to reheat for dinner but early snacking is promising.
    14 points
  43. Put on my fairy wings this morning.
    14 points
  44. Attempted a new kind of social distancing, rode the new-to-me Cannodale flat out (for me anyway to the coast and back. Very happy with the effort. Early season Zwifting has paid off.
    14 points
  45. Smoked chuck roast. Much better than I expected. And a great excuse to use plenty of horseradish cream sauce.
    14 points
  46. First day in two months the high has been below 55 and first day in almost 3 its snowed. Hopefully this bad luck isn't a sign of how things will go with the new toy i just took delivery of..
    14 points
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