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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4725 on: November 13, 2017, 02:52:09 pm »
Are you suggesting that the local furniture store that's had 'Lost our lease, huge sale' signs up for the last ten years is lying?!!

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I don't even think you'd be allowed to do that around here. It's not even a subtle lie either.

Although, they might be referring to a lease on another property or their previous store, in which case it would technically be true if they also had a huge sale. The very fact that they would continually have a huge sale makes it impossible to establish whether they ever actually had a sale to begin with.

I figured that maybe they'd misplaced (lost) the paper detailing the lease terms - in a very pedantic sense such a thing could be considered 'losing your lease'.  Regardless, I don't shop at such places.  More furniture = less room for other acquisitions.   ;D

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« Reply #4726 on: November 13, 2017, 10:04:54 pm »
I figured that maybe they'd misplaced (lost) the paper detailing the lease terms - in a very pedantic sense such a thing could be considered 'losing your lease'.  Regardless, I don't shop at such places.  More furniture = less room for other acquisitions.   ;D

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« Reply #4727 on: November 14, 2017, 03:14:55 am »
I figured that maybe they'd misplaced (lost) the paper detailing the lease terms - in a very pedantic sense such a thing could be considered 'losing your lease'.  Regardless, I don't shop at such places.  More furniture = less room for other acquisitions.   ;D

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True, but in the meantime, a heating pad could suffice.  :-\ Regarding HV however (mains in the case of a heating pad), the same warnings apply...

So make sure you're at least wearing underwear.  :o :-DD
 

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« Reply #4728 on: November 14, 2017, 03:20:55 am »
I figured that maybe they'd misplaced (lost) the paper detailing the lease terms - in a very pedantic sense such a thing could be considered 'losing your lease'.  Regardless, I don't shop at such places.  More furniture = less room for other acquisitions.   ;D

-Pat
You can always fashion a nicely heated chair by strategically stacking boatanchors. Just make sure you don't have any HV exposed.
True, but in the meantime, a heating pad could suffice.  :-\ Regarding HV however (mains in the case of a heating pad), the same warnings apply...

So make sure you're at least wearing underwear.  :o :-DD
Fire proof underwear please  :-DD
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« Reply #4729 on: November 14, 2017, 03:26:37 am »
I figured that maybe they'd misplaced (lost) the paper detailing the lease terms - in a very pedantic sense such a thing could be considered 'losing your lease'.  Regardless, I don't shop at such places.  More furniture = less room for other acquisitions.   ;D

-Pat
You can always fashion a nicely heated chair by strategically stacking boatanchors. Just make sure you don't have any HV exposed.
True, but in the meantime, a heating pad could suffice.  :-\ Regarding HV however (mains in the case of a heating pad), the same warnings apply...

So make sure you're at least wearing underwear.  :o :-DD
Fire proof underwear please  :-DD
Picky, picky, picky...  :o

FWIW, I was only thinking of isolating one's ass from safety earth/ground.  >:D  :-DD  :-DD  :-DD
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« Reply #4730 on: November 14, 2017, 03:32:06 am »
FWIW, I was only thinking of isolating one's ass from safety earth/ground.  >:D  :-DD  :-DD  :-DD
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« Reply #4731 on: November 14, 2017, 04:27:29 am »
Got myself a pair of these babies: Sony 1000XM2 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

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« Reply #4732 on: November 14, 2017, 06:23:52 am »
Got myself a pair of these babies: Sony 1000XM2 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

  • The best just got better - TrustedReviews
  • Crystal clear noise-cancelling headphones that are better than Bose - Techradar
  • These are among the best noise-cancelling headphones we’ve tested - TechHive
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  • You look like a koala in them, LOL - My girlfriend
That her way of saying you're cute, but also short, fat, and hairy?  :o  :-DD
 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4733 on: November 14, 2017, 06:51:32 am »
I bought an old Voltcraft 1536 oscilloscope (1MHz) in good working condition today for 30€, because it came with a Tektronix P6139A probe (500MHz) :wtf:
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4734 on: November 14, 2017, 07:09:36 am »
I bought an old Voltcraft 1536 oscilloscope (1MHz) in good working condition today for 30€, because it came with a Tektronix P6139A probe (500MHz) :wtf:
:wtf: indeed.

One heck of a deal just on the probe though.  :-+
 

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« Reply #4735 on: November 14, 2017, 07:24:29 am »
One heck of a deal just on the probe though.  :-+

Actually I was just screening the small ads for some cheap probes and I was curious as to what the specs of the old scope were. The pictures were all a little out of focus but since the probe connector read »Tek« and it was more or less around the corner from where I live, I thought: Why not check it out!

The scope itself is funny. It weighs next to nothing, has a small 6cm / 5cm screen and is only 183 x 85 x 200 mm / 7.2 x 3.3 x 7.9 inch in overall dimensions.
The tube needs some minor adjustments and the device will most likely be modded into a vector display or serve as a movie prop in the future.
On the other hand I would offer to donate it to someone in need of a very basic one channel scope.
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« Reply #4736 on: November 14, 2017, 09:00:01 am »
This little baby arrived today!
 

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« Reply #4737 on: November 14, 2017, 09:07:30 am »
This little baby arrived today!

Sweet :)
An analogue limiter!
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« Reply #4738 on: November 14, 2017, 09:22:16 am »
This little baby arrived today!

Sweet :)
An analogue limiter!

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« Reply #4739 on: November 14, 2017, 09:35:09 am »
What are you using for the other contact?  :D
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« Reply #4740 on: November 14, 2017, 09:48:29 am »
What are you using for the other contact?  :D

A random slab of metal I have laying around, used a piece of tungsten for a while but people kept saying it'll shatter so stopped using it. Think I might get some hardened tooling steel at some point. For the softer non-stick action I also have a 2 cm diameter teflon rod on my desk at work, been meaning to install a handle on it.
 

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« Reply #4741 on: November 14, 2017, 07:40:30 pm »
A random slab of metal I have laying around, used a piece of tungsten for a while but people kept saying it'll shatter so stopped using it. Think I might get some hardened tooling steel at some point. For the softer non-stick action I also have a 2 cm diameter teflon rod on my desk at work, been meaning to install a handle on it.
Why do you want something hard? That's more likely to shatter. Having something that isn't too hard also saves the copper head.

A lot of metals will actually work harden sooner or later anyway.
 

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« Reply #4742 on: November 15, 2017, 06:00:01 am »
I didn't buy it but made it - a solder reel holder which clears my bench of the space previously occupied by 3 discrete reel holders, makes a big difference when you hardly have any room to start with.

 
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« Reply #4743 on: November 15, 2017, 07:08:31 am »
Why do you want something hard? That's more likely to shatter. Having something that isn't too hard also saves the copper head.

A lot of metals will actually work harden sooner or later anyway.

Well, the piece of tungsten was actually previously used as a sort of press platen.

But it really depends on what you're hammering away at, for softer things I always put scrap MDF or aluminium underneath, but if it's really to shape something there's no point in having a soft surface underneath, it'll just sink into the surface of your anvil. The "hard means super brittle" thing is pretty much wrong, it really depends on the quality of the material and its exact crystalline structure. There are tooling steel alloys that will happily take brutal impacts all days and still flex under load without instantly breaking when asked to. For example, the striking surface on a blacksmith anvil is actually hardened steel, the regular cast iron would shatter, mild steel would deform, but put a slab of hardened steel with the right hardness in there and you're set for life.  :D  Things aren't always as straight cut as most people seem to believe.
 

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« Reply #4744 on: November 15, 2017, 07:54:06 am »
Well, the piece of tungsten was actually previously used as a sort of press platen.

But it really depends on what you're hammering away at, for softer things I always put scrap MDF or aluminium underneath, but if it's really to shape something there's no point in having a soft surface underneath, it'll just sink into the surface of your anvil. The "hard means super brittle" thing is pretty much wrong, it really depends on the quality of the material and its exact crystalline structure. There are tooling steel alloys that will happily take brutal impacts all days and still flex under load without instantly breaking when asked to. For example, the striking surface on a blacksmith anvil is actually hardened steel, the regular cast iron would shatter, mild steel would deform, but put a slab of hardened steel with the right hardness in there and you're set for life.  :D  Things aren't always as straight cut as most people seem to believe.
Sure, I'm obviously simplifying matters for the sake of the discusison. However, thinking about what you use to interface with what is a good idea. Considering you have a copper hammer, you don't seem too interested in super sharp shaping capabilties, and it might be a good idea to pick something more foregiving to make it a bit easier on the tool. If you start beating on hardened steel with that, the tool will show it.

Also, pressing and hammering aren't quite the same thing when looking at the stresses :) I don't think I said hard means super brittle, but there certainly is a correlation between hardness and how brittle something is. A lot of material science is aimed at hardening materials without making them too brittle. It can be done, but isn't what most materials like to do naturally.
 

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« Reply #4745 on: November 15, 2017, 08:20:07 am »
Well, first of all I don't actually intend to use this hammer to smash things to bits, for that a good old steel hammer is still the best choice, if you're in a non-explosive/flammable atmosphere at least. But for softer things I use aluminium scraps or MDF as stated before, but even with aluminium you got to be careful which alloy you use, some are pretty damn hard. Additionally the entire point of a copper hammer is that it's softer than the material you're hitting.

And about press platen, actually you absolutely do not want brittle things for those. Otherwise you might end up with some interesting problems when you run into non-flat press books.
 

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« Reply #4746 on: November 15, 2017, 09:50:42 am »
I didn't buy it but made it - a solder reel holder which clears my bench of the space previously occupied by 3 discrete reel holders, makes a big difference when you hardly have any room to start with.

Nice job!!   :-+ :-+
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« Reply #4747 on: November 15, 2017, 09:56:47 am »
A Japan version of Sony DPT-RP1, not the US black version. When I first watch the video I said to myself I will get one, but even till now there's no white version available in US, so yesterday I decided to buy one from Japan directly. It should arrive in less than a week, hopefully.

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« Reply #4748 on: November 15, 2017, 01:29:33 pm »
A Japan version of Sony DPT-RP1, not the US black version. When I first watch the video I said to myself I will get one, but even till now there's no white version available in US, so yesterday I decided to buy one from Japan directly. It should arrive in less than a week.
Interesting gadget. However, another day one of your posts gave me the impression you were fed up with Sony and were not buying their stuff anymore... Or was it only applicable to cell phones?
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« Reply #4749 on: November 15, 2017, 01:41:41 pm »
A Japan version of Sony DPT-RP1, not the US black version. When I first watch the video I said to myself I will get one, but even till now there's no white version available in US, so yesterday I decided to buy one from Japan directly. It should arrive in less than a week.
Interesting gadget. However, another day one of your posts gave me the impression you were fed up with Sony and were not buying their stuff anymore... Or was it only applicable to cell phones?

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