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  1. 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
  2. Too much talk of tools, and not enough of What Are You Building Today? I made a lamp.
    19 points
  3. A matching caddy to hold all of my turntable paraphernalia.
    15 points
  4. 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
  5. 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!
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  6. Nice lamp, Doug. Me: I've got two nephews that are budding YouTubers so for Christmas we made them fake Creator Awards for them. I've got three coats of gold paint on them and they look acceptably funny. Here's what they looked like unfinished.
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  7. I've been screwing around with the laser lately, mostly trying to figure out how to get the damn thing to cut and engrave. I'd had the engraving part sorted for a while and finally had a break though today with cutting. For the inaugural project I decided to do something that popped into my head while listening to RTJ the other day. It'll end up being a thank-you gift for the friend that introduced them to me back in the spring. Each of those is about 2-1/2" long and the source file was custom designed by me in CAD based off of the cover of RTJ4. It's mirrored 🤦‍♂️ because the alb
    13 points
  8. Yesterday: New driver in the house.
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  9. Yup, sure can. I don't speak for anyone other than myself when I say I could not care less about your personal headphone journey. This website does not exist to make you feel good. Members here are free to respond (or not, as is the case here) to your review. You bumping your own thread looking for gratification is not something that I'm forced to tolerate as a moderator here. So either take my friend Todd's advice above and realize that you've basically been treated with kid gloves so far or don't and you'll find you no longer have to worry about it. Last piece of advice - imagine you j
    12 points
  10. Nice change of scenery. Last year we had brushfire smoke blocking the view, today we have this. Hard to believe we are in the Los Angeles suburbs.
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  12. Changed out my ZU DL-103 for the Benz Micro Ace SL that arrived today. Got the new cartridge aligned, tracking force set to 1.7g and VTA at 20 degrees. Yeah, definitely an upgrade! Wow, really liking this cartridge! Flat and neutral? No. Fun and engaging? Hell yes!
    10 points
  13. All this CNCing got me excited, so I figured I’d share... Here’s my mill and this is a heat sink that I am thread milling. Very cool stuff IMG_2788.MOV Also, I’ve been using painters tape and super glue instead of fixtures. Works great on metal. So much easier.
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  14. RTJ hands fixed Honestly, I'm pretty psyched with how these came out and they were a great test bed for figuring out how to accurately combine/sequence engraving and cutting. Now for a light sanding and finishing and then delivery to their owner.
    10 points
  15. I’m not sure if my setup can do thread milling, not sure if it’s a controller or spindle limitation. Rough draft finished. Time to get some thicker cheap wood for a full mock up.
    9 points
  16. Found this light which is perfect for the TT system. It's an Ikea light, but I bought it on Amazon. About $30, compared to $100 for the Littlelite TT light.
    9 points
  17. Using the VPI 16.5 cleaner that Al graciously gave me on extended loan for the first time. There's something so satisfying when you hit the vacuum switch and the wand sucks down and dries the album. This is the first automatic record cleaner I've ever used. I'm hooked.
    9 points
  18. Man, did I sleep like a baby last night. I slept IN as well, which felt wonderful. I woke up to NPR playing Garth Brooks, which was kind of weird. He doesn't strike me as public radio's normal fare. All day everyone has seemed to be in a good mood, and I can't figure out why. It's like the whole nation got a good night's sleep as well. Funny thing, that.
    8 points
  19. Steve knows my hobbies well 😂 Made some hold downs. Seems a compression bit is key when cutting plywood.
    8 points
  20. Franklin BBQ method. Two hours rubbed and naked at 275 then about the same spritzed, sauced and wrapped. Turned out well -- the family killed two racks and asked if there was any more.
    8 points
  21. Sunday night dinner - chicken enchiladas verdes - made with my chili verde recipe for the sauce and marinated chicken (in lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano). Pre-bake Time to eat
    8 points
  22. Cutting has definitely been an uphill battle with a diode laser in my experience. I have not been paying attention to what rig you are running so I may be in a totally different court. Also Lightburn was worth every penny for laser work. $40 is nothing compared to some of the other CAD/CAM programs out there. Those cutouts look heckin dope! ....if you wouldn't mind sharing the vectors..... I've been doing Arrow of Light plaques for the local cub scout troop. I won't share the finished project because I feel weird sending out names of children but the arrow was cut out with the router
    8 points
  23. I thought my comment was pretty benign, Gene. This isn't really a headphone forum. Most members have been here more than a decade, date back to the earliest days of Headwize, and are friends in real life, despite the thousands of miles, oceans, continents and everything else in between. Are we occasionally rude? Yes. Were we particularly rude here? No. If you'd read around a bit even just in this forum you'd have seen that the top 10 threads are so are either Stax related or about boutique niche headphones. So no, you posting a review of your new AKG K240s was unlikely to generate any sort of
    8 points
  24. Ready for the cleat wall, when I get around to building said cleat wall.
    8 points
  25. Once an HC FOTM. Probably thanks to
    8 points
  26. Forgot to post my shrimp and grits from last night. And the peppermint brownies Claire made for dessert
    8 points
  27. If you were lucky enough to know a guy back in the day, whose birthday happens to be today, then you might have the 2046 movie and the soundtrack.. But these are the discs I have been spinning:
    8 points
  28. Artemis, tree climber and destroyer of wrapping paper, wishes everyone Happy Holidays.
    8 points
  29. Home-grown, grass-fed, on-farm butchered, bag-aged (one month), pan-fried striploin. This is one of the best steak experiences I've had.
    7 points
  30. Put together an over complicated wood smasher.
    7 points
  31. Tried to capture Lee Morgan’s swagger. Was not successful.
    7 points
  32. I keep making things I don't really need. While looking for a spare power supply around the abandoned office I happened upon several rolls of what I can only call, magnetic whiteboard tape. My brain immediately thought, hmmm, I wonder if the laser can engrave and cut this stuff? So, I brought a scrap home and loaded up my current favorite file. I present, RTJ fridge magnets.
    7 points
  33. Bolted a slightly different one of these (than I just sold) together 😅 I need to revise my little autoswitcher board to make sure the negative input is grounded when the RCA is input is chosen - a difference between the two boards. Also, interesting way to hide the front panel screws, note the two small set screws I just measured them and they perform as stated. Will try and listen to them this weekend and then back on the bench to get the inputswitcher working...
    7 points
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  35. Sunday breakfast. Sausage & cheese omelet with potato and onion home fries.
    7 points
  36. 1) This isn't a headphone site 2) As an engineer, you should already know that nothing is perfect...
    7 points
  37. I hadn't heard anything about a new version but I might pick one up and try it out. Always an excuse...
    7 points
  38. it’s not clear if our good friend @grawk has actually started his roasting service but when i received this today it sure felt on-par with any current roaster i use (and i have used quite a few in 2020)... starting with the Brazil. this is a clean, clean cup on the v60, lesser acidity (above room temp) in favor of nutty and spicy and tea-like attributes. i find this stupidly drinkable.
    7 points
  39. Many thanks everyone. It's great every year to see this. Good day here so far. For lunch - sous vide Fred’s Steak/tri-tip, mashed potatoes, and cheesecake. For dinner planning sous vide Fred’s Steak/tri-tip, mashed potatoes, and cheesecake. Hope everyone is having a good (by 2020 standards) Xmas.
    7 points
  40. This thread has gone far too quiet. I converted the Genius to 27.5 mode for the winter so I could run as fat a tire as possible. I'm currently testing a pair of 45NRTH Wraithchild studded 27.5x3.0 tires. Today's ride, before the impending Christmas monsoon, was a success. Now to decide if dropping 4 bills on tires is worth it.
    7 points
  41. Have had a 10 lb rib roast in the smoker at 150 for 5-1/2 hours so far. Will pull at 125-ish, rest a 1/2 hour then nuke in the big gas grill for a few minutes at 750+ to get a nice crust.
    7 points
  42. When you are awake at 4:30am and start listening to an audio book in bed at 5:30am and that book includes a description of an aged cheese and terragon omelet at a Paris bistro, you get up at 6:30am, pick fresh terragon in the dark and make an omelet. At least that is what I did this morning but forgot to post it.
    7 points
  43. Here’s an example of me milling some small brackets without having to worry about the outer contours
    6 points
  44. Good luck peas. Never seemed quite this necessary.
    6 points
  45. Merry Christmas to all a happy & Healthy one! 🎅
    6 points
  46. I don't think any of us want to find out.
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  47. Whoa, I am going to have to postpone showing the finished toy box until some of this awesome stuff moves to the previous page.
    6 points
  48. Who does Grummer think he is? Buying a new TT without posting it on here! Pics damnit Mike!
    6 points
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