Thursday, September 01, 2016

June Through August

June through August was a blur. Things were done and others left undone. Here are the highlights.

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I bought a cool record (actually three boxes of records of the BBC Sound Effects Library)

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Fixed Felice’s Danskos.

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My cat, being a millenial, has adopted a vegan diet.

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Josh and Charlotte had fun .

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I took apart a Panavise base for cleaning.

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Even went Kayaking in the Nehalem river…

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Catching Up.

Haven’t done anything terrifically exciting lately, but a few repairs and such have been done in the past couple of months.

The neighbor is building a new deck.IMG_3355
Unfortunately his palm sander died in the middle of sanding those cool tables…IMG_3356IMG_3357
I pulled out the old switch and found one in my junk box that was similar. Cut off the lever arm.IMG_3358
And trimmed the lug to fit.
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Needed the hole embiggened to fit, but a bit of the case cracked. No problem though. Now it works fine and he’s been using it for a couple of months.IMG_3361
The old switch.IMG_3365
The contact was fouled…so it wouldn’t allow current to flow. So another tool saved from the landfill.

 

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Some strain gages I got at a yard sale in a box of junk.

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Back of a $3.00 shelf unit I bought at a yard sale in Philomath. ART!

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Finally got Felice the log she’d been dreaming of.

Bought a USB MIDI keyboard at Goodwill but the USB wasn’t working but MIDI was.crack8crack7crack1crack0
Someone had whacked the USB port and cracked the board.
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Scraped away solder mask.
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And solder bridged. Probably should have added some epoxy to mend the crack but it should be fine.
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And now it works.

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The brackets for the neighbor’s greenhouse were bent when he took it apart for a move.
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Some bending…IMG_3822
FIxed.

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Joshua came over and soldered some fittings to beer kegs that are being repurposed for homebrewing.

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Shiny bug in our neighborhood. Metallic borer.

Somebody dropped this LED lantern on the floor and the battery catch broke.IMG_3760IMG_3763IMG_3765IMG_3767IMG_3769IMG_3773
Another day, another fix.