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  1. Thanks Todd, everything seems to working fine for me.
  2. ^^ Thanks. I've got more cleaning to do and then need to measure and do some layout but there's definitely something like this in my future.
  3. Remember that you have a friend that can cut fancy shapes in wood that would be painful if done by hand...
  4. I assume that's the 54" model? If so, I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on it. I've been in dire need of a bench for a while and started cleaning my shop in earnest this weekend to make space. I haven't had a proper shop since we started building the addition on the house in 2016. It sucks!
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    This reminds me that I need new foamies for my 17 year old ER4Ps. Best audio purchase of all time.
  6. @mikeymad - let me know if you do go down the custom recable rabbit hole, I've got a closet half full of supplies like heat shrink and nylon multifilament (the good stuff, not the super microphonic techflex) of various sizes that might be able to save you some $ and hassle that I will never use. I looked to see if I had the right 3:1 or larger stuff the other night when I wrote my initial post and sadly, don't think I have anything that'd work for the repair. And FWIW my vote remains to keep them stock for as long as possible. I've never really found an aftermarket cable that I like as much
  7. 1. Measure the diameter of the plug at the end of the cable. 2. Purchase appropriate diameter 6:1 heat shrink - https://www.cableorganizer.com/heat-shrink/heat-shrink6.htm - bonus, this stuff is adhesive lined. 3. See if a 2" section will cover and reinforce what you need, including grabbing onto the cable split housing so the whole thing can act as a strain relief for the worn cable section. My guess is if you do something like that, for around $30 (assuming some shipping) you'd have a nearly stock looking setup that'll last a long time if not abused. If nothing else, i
  8. I do not think that Creme de anything represents a move up.
  9. It's nice having wireless charging again, considering that my Android phone had it 10 years ago. Granted, Apple has had it for a few years now to but being behind the upgrade curve as I am, my XS is the first wireless capable iPhone. The Apple battery case has already come in handy on a couple long days of calls at home too, that way I don't have to even think about plugging the phone it at all during the day.
  10. I get it on the headphones front. I haven't used a pair of their stock offerings for, well, forever (as in never). The kids use them as throw-away headphones when others break. I'm a full bluetooth convert for use with the phone.
  11. That'd be pretty hilarious if also accompanied by the rumored price increase.
  12. If adding features to the board might I suggest a fuse? Not sure if this is a one-off and not worth bothering, but sometimes a chassis just doesn't lend itself to the somewhat monstrous integrated IECs that have both voltage switching and fuse provisions. That's what made me think of it anyway.
  13. Oh no, you and Claire were not alone in that opinion. That said, RIP Joe.
  14. My experience - the settings on most tube testers for the 5998 and 6AS7 are the same. And bear in mind, the only thing really worth looking at on a tester are shorts and if you're comparing sections or tubes, the relative readings. I've had tubes that tested "bad" that worked for years and tubes that tested "NOS" die the next day.
  15. 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
  16. Bottom line, do what works for you! Me: I've never pulled one before 200F internal. The short ribs I cooked Friday ended upon just a little long (stupid work phone call) and were at nearly 210F by the time I yanked them but they did get the benefit of a 2hr rest. They were quite possibly the softest beef that I've smoked. One more thing that I've found is that tenderness is (not surprisingly) heavily influenced by the quality of the meat. I had a brisket a couple weeks ago that only got so tender, there was nothing else to be done about it. It still tasted great, but was nowhere near
  17. I can confirm that the approach also works with beef short ribs. In related news, this is what I grilled tonight. 45 day dry aged top sirloin from my favorite butcher. I took 1/3 of the 2lb monster and tried a reverse sear which came out quite nicely. The regularly seared portion was also quite tasty, but took an insanely long time to come up to even medium. More tweaking of the process. Most important lesson learned, the Traeger probe is crap at low temps. I will rely only on the Fireboard from now on.
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