Thursday, September 01, 2016

June Through August

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


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


Fixed Felice’s Danskos.


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


Josh and Charlotte had fun .


I took apart a Panavise base for cleaning.

fel1We enjoyed the Oregon coast.IMG_4846


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.
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.


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

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

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.
Scraped away solder mask.
And solder bridged. Probably should have added some epoxy to mend the crack but it should be fine.
And now it works.

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

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

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.