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Offline Mortymore

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #9375 on: November 05, 2019, 09:31:21 pm »
Just some music for the shack. Got 3 paid 2

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You've got to be crazy. Gotta have a real need.

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Indeed I had.

The wife and kids don't left me with many opportunities to enjoy the sound in the living room, so I "have a real need" to have spares in the attic.
 

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« Reply #9376 on: November 06, 2019, 12:45:48 am »
Just some music for the shack. Got 3 paid 2

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You've got to be crazy. Gotta have a real need.

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Indeed I had.

The wife and kids don't left me with many opportunities to enjoy the sound in the living room, so I "have a real need" to have spares in the attic.

I still have about 5 or 6 Floyd albums on vinyl but lack the device to spin them  :palm: Thank you internerd for the contents of those and the others :-+

Time to open a WEA thread this weeks TEA budget went to woodworking gear.
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« Reply #9377 on: November 06, 2019, 04:08:23 am »
I still have about 5 or 6 Floyd albums on vinyl but lack the device to spin them  :palm: Thank you internerd for the contents of those and the others :-+

Time to open a WEA thread this weeks TEA budget went to woodworking gear.


Sutton - nice quality tools. I often see router bits at Aldi and wonder how long they would last.
 

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« Reply #9378 on: November 06, 2019, 04:18:02 am »
I still have about 5 or 6 Floyd albums on vinyl but lack the device to spin them  :palm: Thank you internerd for the contents of those and the others :-+

Time to open a WEA thread this weeks TEA budget went to woodworking gear.


Sutton - nice quality tools. I often see router bits at Aldi and wonder how long they would last.

I got a set of cheap router bits a few weeks ago. Work nicely on softwood and MDF but on hardwood you would want to peddle gently. The plan is over time to swap them as needed for quality ones to go with the CNC router but they run $30-200 AUD each  :o

Cheapy set I got eBay auction: #303319443363 Dimensions across the cutters is questionable when measured with calipers.
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« Reply #9379 on: November 06, 2019, 05:58:24 am »
Gonna mess about with trying to wind wire on some different inductor rings I got from somewhere I can't remember. I want to  see how ring size and colour and wire size and amount of turns affect the end measurements. I got a good mixture of different colours and size rings and I've got some more sizes of wire coming too so we'll see.

I've been meaning to do this for ages but never got round to it....   :)
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« Reply #9380 on: November 06, 2019, 09:37:20 am »
I still have about 5 or 6 Floyd albums on vinyl but lack the device to spin them  :palm: Thank you internerd for the contents of those and the others :-+

Time to open a WEA thread this weeks TEA budget went to woodworking gear.


Sutton - nice quality tools. I often see router bits at Aldi and wonder how long they would last.

I got a set of cheap router bits a few weeks ago. Work nicely on softwood and MDF but on hardwood you would want to peddle gently. The plan is over time to swap them as needed for quality ones to go with the CNC router but they run $30-200 AUD each 

Cheapy set I got eBay auction: #303319443363 Dimensions across the cutters is questionable when measured with calipers.

Yeah, many tools are OK on softwood & "die the death" when exposed to hardwood.

I remember many years ago, having a popular woodworking book that advocated making the  mating cuts in floor joists & the wall timber framing with a jigsaw.

Seemed like a great idea, till the jigsaw blade touched the jarrah---- clang! goodbye blade!
Jarrah is great wood, till you come to cut it--- "shame you can't weld it!"

Seriously, I've found that manual tools are often quicker & easier with jarrah & other hardwoods.

There are some godawful electric tools out there, like the much advertised "Renovator" vibratory saw.
Maybe the "Wicked Witch" could use it to renovate her gingerbread house, but it was useless for anything I tried it on!
 

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« Reply #9381 on: November 06, 2019, 10:04:36 am »
Jarrah is Easy just hit it with a little Laser Beam ;) Soldering Fume Extractor prototype in pic.

If i was into making furniture or hardwood then I wouldn't have got a starter set. My theory is if I needed to do a short bit with a particular profile then I now have a spread of bits. I already have some 1/2" shanked good bits for the CNC so I will slowly add to that as I need or can afford it. Makita Cordless Trimmer is the weapon for the cheapy bits.
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« Reply #9382 on: November 06, 2019, 10:07:34 am »
Chicken and egg question: How did you extract the fumes created by the laser while cutting the fume extractor parts?

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« Reply #9383 on: November 06, 2019, 10:16:39 am »
Chicken and egg question: How did you extract the fumes created by the laser while cutting the fume extractor parts?

McBryce.

I have tweaked the crossflow over the Laser bed from what used to be fairly ordinary it now draws across the front of the bed and the only other gap is at the rear fan. The fan at the rear does a good job of smoking up the neighbors backyard via an external duct >:D
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« Reply #9384 on: November 06, 2019, 10:40:29 am »
The neighbours are getting that authentic wood-fired barbeque experience for free!

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« Reply #9385 on: November 07, 2019, 12:08:13 am »
Picked up various banana ends...867742-0
 
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« Reply #9386 on: November 07, 2019, 01:17:55 am »
Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there!
 

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« Reply #9387 on: November 07, 2019, 03:37:46 am »
A Tek P6021 current probe on eBay at a reasonable price.  :phew: (~10% of new price)

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« Reply #9388 on: November 09, 2019, 12:05:30 am »
More usleeves: https://www.eevblog.com/product/usleeve/

Dave is subsidizing my component addiction, shipping cost him a fortune ($22 aus bucks) :o. I'll have to donate a few $$ to get him back in the black.

 

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« Reply #9389 on: November 09, 2019, 02:59:45 pm »
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Yeah, many tools are OK on softwood & "die the death" when exposed to hardwood.

I remember many years ago, having a popular woodworking book that advocated making the  mating cuts in floor joists & the wall timber framing with a jigsaw.

Seemed like a great idea, till the jigsaw blade touched the jarrah---- clang! goodbye blade!
Jarrah is great wood, till you come to cut it--- "shame you can't weld it!"
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Just ran into this myself.  Granddaughter broke the bottom step of the bunk bed.  I had a small tabletop in the garage suitable to make a new step.  Decided to make the cuts with my jig saw.  Not sure what the wood was but the blade struggled to cut, bounced on initial cut and was a pain with the cuts being less than stellar.  Stepdaughter didn't care, the step was replaced.  Of course, the idiot behind the jig saw completely ignored the band saw that would have been more than suitable to do the job.  :palm:  The saw was a recent purchase at a yard sale and had not even been used in anger yet outside of turning it on to make sure it worked.  Lesson learned.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #9390 on: November 10, 2019, 12:20:23 am »
Picked up this Fluke box full of little gold candies for cheap! :D

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« Reply #9391 on: November 10, 2019, 12:36:42 am »
Picked up this Fluke box full of little gold candies for cheap! :D

Was that 'cheap' or just 'cheap' compared to what evilbay thinks it is worth. I am jealous btw on my maybe one day list ;)
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« Reply #9392 on: November 10, 2019, 12:37:35 am »

Was that 'cheap' or just 'cheap' compared to what evilbay thinks it is worth. I am jealous btw on my maybe one day list ;)

purchase price was $300.  not SUPER cheap, but significantly cheaper than anything on the evilbay
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« Reply #9393 on: November 10, 2019, 01:17:46 am »
Nice price  :-+ compared to the usual $1k USD+ they seem to ask for.
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« Reply #9396 on: November 12, 2019, 07:34:36 am »
An old Ortofon LM-20.




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« Reply #9397 on: November 15, 2019, 03:27:17 am »
I received my Anritsu MF57A 600Mhz frequency counter complete with operation and service manual.  This was a nostalgic purchase because it was one of the bits of kit on the bench when i started in telecommunications that i never played with because the learning curve was high and I didn’t have the opportunity to get my grubby fingers into it. 

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« Reply #9398 on: November 16, 2019, 04:50:55 am »
I bought a cluster of stars, just to the left of the outer spiral arm, for a paltry £1.90. Look up and you might see them.
 

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« Reply #9399 on: November 16, 2019, 08:42:25 pm »
I bought a cluster of stars, just to the left of the outer spiral arm, for a paltry £1.90. Look up and you might see them.
You may be interested in a bridge I have for sale.
 


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