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  1. For those playing along at home, the short wall to the right is in and all the sheathing is on. I got the copper door pan today but won't put that in place permanently quite yet.
    11 points
  2. Milo & Otis took a big step towards enclosing the new shop today. We framed two of the three walls with rough openings for double doors and a 4x4 window. All studs are old growth straight grain Douglas Fir that I salvaged from the house my brother is about to tear down. Straight and sound and fun to work with. Tomorrow we will build the third wall on the floor and then plop it into place with the sheathing and clapboards already on it because there is no room to work between the rock wall and the framing over on that side.
    11 points
  3. Currently at our first concert since covid. Wilco outdoors in Napa with proof of vaccination. Feels weird but good.
    10 points
  4. Watched The Blue Angels do their fleet week thing from Tiburon.
    7 points
  5. One of the next-door neighbors brought back croissants from Paris (not kidding) and insisted that they be used within 24hrs. Challenge accepted. Bacon, fried egg, and cheese sandwich complete.
    7 points
  6. beans from the past month. Savage Gesha definitely the #1 but the Brandywine Costa Rican was amazingly consistent.
    6 points
  7. Feels appropriate to leave this here: Pokemon x Grado collab! That is a line I never thought I'd ever write. Life is indeed stranger than fiction sometimes. https://blog.gradolabs.com/pokemon-center-grado-headphones/
    6 points
  8. more parts stuffage the wire used to hook up the power led inside the switch is pure silver wire from the US military in 1965. the rest of the wiring will be silver plated copper teflon.
    6 points
  9. Went to a friend’s wedding last night. First wedding I’ve been to since COVID. So much fun.
    6 points
  10. When you don't have a good product and apparently can't build one, marketing gimmicks are the way to go.
    5 points
  11. I remember wearing out their first album on cassette 30 years ago. It was very bright and bouncy. This one is more informed with the melancholy of middle (and beyond) age. But there's still a lot to admire. How it started: How it's going:
    5 points
  12. Built most of a cyclone dust collector. Details and some duct work tomorrow.
    5 points
  13. An album that was very ahead of its time in 1989 and still sounds great today.
    5 points
  14. Bacon scramble at Hilda's in San Anselmo, where there's still no biscuits for Brent.
    5 points
  15. this is a put together chassis of a specific size. where he bought the chassis i do not know, but it completely comes apart, all 4 sides, the round corner pieces etc. Then he had the front,back and top all machined. all panels are .2 inch thick. And the front wood piece is esentially a stick on made of unknown wood. absolutely every single thing about this is fucked to the max. broke the anti-spin pin off the pot and did not even bother to drill a single hole to prevent the pot from spinning. Some of the work was definitely done by an nc mill, and a really shitty one at that. on the mill i used, everything was accurate to .00001 inch, and it really was at least this accurate. this thing is barely accurate to .008 inch. nothing on either inch or metric boundaries. and the holes for the power supply board were drilled by hand, and blind tapped, 2 of the 4 holes went all the way thru the panel. But the worst is the way under-rated power transformers which were potted with definitely the wrong stuff. And wiring all the filaments together. And the stax jack it turns out is also massively fucked. And force held in with rubber o-rings. Gold plated hex screws with the gold coming off. And the tube sockets were really low quality garbage, as bad as the russian crap that mikhail used. The 3 boards from jlcpcb were a total of $65 with shipping. and shipping was half the price. The hand dremel tooled boards were so utterly fucked, no reason for any of this. Somebody really high on really bad drugs did this. Not even mikhail or mike bean (hennyo) could do something so utterly and completely fucked. Wow, i gave hennyo a compliment, yikes. The 300v tube supply is actually pretty clever and kind of unique, but also utterly fucked because he had the pass tube cathode wired to ground when it had to be connected to 300v. And the bias supply with a 100k series resistor. Guaranteed to kill your headphones. Its not my money going into this, so i will continue till its either completely finished and working or the tube diode power supply cannot be made to work. Looks like the repair price will be about $1500 in parts, plus the original purchase price of about $5k. All the improvements to the amp board are in the new board. There are places for solid state diodes on the power supply just in case. There is no reason for any of this. So far i have about 30 hours of labor in this. The mikhail es1 ended up about 50 hours of labor. Yes i'm fucking nuts. all you have to do is take my board files, have them made, stuff with parts, slap into chassis. how fucking hard can it be.
    5 points
  16. My previous dust collection system didn't use cyclone technology. At that time spongy membrane technology was the state of the art.
    4 points
  17. It's such a treat to work with straight and true lumber again, and normally I don't like anything straight. 😋 I also like that it's going to look like it's always been that way. And if the shop ever goes away, we can just cut a door into the back wall, because there's a bedroom and full bath behind the garage. Put in a kitchenette, and you have another goldmine Fairfax rental. Or put an aging Carpenter up in his old age. 🤪
    4 points
  18. Home made lemon cake and Tea on Stinson Beach.
    3 points
  19. Watching William Shatner ride Jeff Bezos's flaming rocket into the void ...
    3 points
  20. Mystic Auras (Instrumentals) A Scent Like Wolves 2021 I like the Instrumentals better than the songs - example: I think that I would like this option on many bands...
    3 points
  21. Heat-blued my Rhino Coffee Gear cupping spoon. I was looking for a deep blue bowl with purple edges and a gradual transition up the handle. I’d say that worked out rather well.
    3 points
  22. The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions Dexter Gordon 1996 Holy Poop - 62 tracks and 7 hours.. Well they did say complete. This will take several sessions at the least. Here is one track:
    3 points
  23. When in Fairfax ... Mocha Chip "Controlled Burn" (Cinnamon, crystalized ginger, chili) Overheard on the walk back through Fairfax "I haven't been in a drum circle in 6 months"
    3 points
  24. A nice trick - soft wood is plain sawn from trees just big enough to yield a 2x12. The 2x12's are taken across the middle with the 2x4's from the edge. Those edge pieces are the most likely to warp, but if you take a 2x12 and turn it into 3 2x4's, the two from the outside edges are effectively quarter sawn and are much more likely to be stable.
    3 points
  25. Yo Vinny! Pizza @ https://sites.google.com/site/pizzahacker/hacker-tj
    2 points
  26. Savage Gesha? Coffee never sounded so sexy!
    2 points
  27. If you had asked me 15-20 years ago would Grado have survived to still remain a going-concern today I'd have said "no, no chance." Here we are in AD 2021 and they are selling pokemon headphones. Annnnnnd this is why I index my investments. I can't predict the future for shit.
    2 points
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  29. The Sea Shanty singing version of William Shatner? https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/13/shatner_space_flight/ A Rocket Man for sure ...
    2 points
  30. Just a reminder... https://www.theonion.com/interim-apple-chief-under-fire-after-unveiling-grotesqu-1819572211
    2 points
  31. Dang, I always thought it was BOZO....
    2 points
  32. I keep looking for the wall with all the beer taps.
    2 points
  33. For some reason been on a bit of a kick...one of several Fall albums....rehashing some of their early stuff....
    2 points
  34. 2 points
  35. I’ve done enough experimentation now that the Brewista Gem dripper and CAFEC filters is my new pour over preference. The CAFEC filters are better than the Harios, and the Gem is better than the V60. I’ve tried the various combinations. I can consistently pour longer ratios while maintaining the depth of flavor I get from shorter ratios with the V60, while avoiding some of the harsher notes shorter ratios can give. I do not use the lid with the Gem; I don’t really know why it has one. CAFEC filters in this case are the standard “Abaca” filters, not the light roast specific ones (I haven’t tried them yet).
    1 point
  36. That's why I'm engineering Square trees.
    1 point
  37. Voice = Spongebob Narrator "Two Months Later" I got an idea how to resurrect my radio show even without a laptop. Stay tuned.
    1 point
  38. The above is one of the better ones I had seen, it goes into details about removing the adhesive
    1 point
  39. This was a few weeks ago, but just got pictures after installation today. It's a floating bench that a customer asked me to build to match their dining table. It's 8/4" Rift Oak.
    1 point
  40. Ash plank, finished entirely with hand tools (planes and scraper). Well, not quite true, I dimensioned it using machine tools (radial saw and planer/thicknesser), and then moved to hand tools. Second pic is paper thin plane shavings from the process. This thing, once it has a coat or two of something to be determined, is a coat rack!
    1 point
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