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NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Apr 3, 2014 - 03:27pm PT
Replacing capacitors in a dead preamp built into my Takamine classical guitar:





Edit: Vegas, neat stuff. I have had an undisciplined interest in Morse code for a long time, and the old vacuum tube project looks pretty cool. Drilling wood instead of using a modern plastic-covered "bread board" or PCB!
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 3, 2014 - 05:20pm PT
Vegas that's a great project that you've got going. Keep us posted. Thanks for playing.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 3, 2014 - 07:14pm PT
Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

We're doubling the size of this little hippie house. Net zero, double stud 2x4 walls. So much fun working on this crew that I've called family for four years now. We get stuff done and have fun doing it.

I love this thread.

Edit; Flip Flop, hardest working carpenter? Hardly! I have down time between projects, and I'm sure many others here bust their asses more than I do. I treat framing like an athletic challenge, but framing is only one part of the job obviously. That said, I do enjoy the framing portion of the project. It helps keep me in shape.

Then there all the mental gymnastics and back end work that goes into a project. I'm a carpenter, not a business owner. I'm guessing that most builders on this thread work harder than I do when the concept of work is presented in the broader spectrum. I gave up working as a GC because my need for money is small, and I love just going to work and building cool things.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 3, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
Vegas

Samuel Morse would be proud!
Gene

climber
Apr 3, 2014 - 09:35pm PT
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Sanskara

climber
Apr 3, 2014 - 09:47pm PT
Credit: Sanskara

Credit: Sanskara

Credit: Sanskara

Nothing special just some simple birch plywood with solid stock maple face frames.

I am building these for a yoga studio I practice at.

Two coats of conversion varnish and they are ready to instal replacing the garbage in the last picture. Two more sections are to come that get built around the utilities.

More pics when I'm done.

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 3, 2014 - 09:51pm PT
June 20 1840
Gene having spent beaucoup time and miles blue water passaging can certainly appreciate this concept more than most of us.

The man, the idea, the patent and the rest is history!

Credit: guido
Sanskara

climber
Apr 3, 2014 - 09:51pm PT
Gutted and renovated this last summer. It payed for me to ice climb all winter and not work

Nothing fancy but I did all the work from gutting it to the carpentry, building the vanity doors and all and painting.

Credit: Sanskara

Credit: Sanskara
treez

Trad climber
99827
Apr 3, 2014 - 11:11pm PT
I recently made these jigs for some rails and stiles.

I have several of those laminated doors from a school remodel.
They are amazingly flat and stable. I use them for all sorts of things.

Jig works great. Heavy and stable, slides nice.

Credit: treez

Credit: treez

Credit: treez

Credit: treez
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 4, 2014 - 12:17am PT
treez-

As often happens, the jigs are an art piece in their own right. Nice!
treez

Trad climber
99827
Apr 5, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
Thanks, Guido. I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "Can You Jig It?"

I forgot to show how the hole and slot is used to clamp the leading edge of wider stock.

Credit: treez




Hey Flip Flop - Of coarse there's a million ways to rig up a scribe for free, since I purchased the Accu-Scribe, I've found myself using it a lot. It's a great design.

Credit: treez


Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:12pm PT
Another stage of the homebrew project is complete!

Finished chassis after staining and reassembly

Chassis after staining and reassembly
Chassis after staining and reassembly
Credit: Vegasclimber

The base wiring in complete - it's been years since I used a soldering iron so it isn't pretty, but will get the job done!

Completed base wiring
Completed base wiring
Credit: Vegasclimber

The next step was to make a very high tech winder for the primary and antennae coils.

High tech coil winding machine
High tech coil winding machine
Credit: Vegasclimber

The primary coil after winding

The primary coil
The primary coil
Credit: Vegasclimber

And, the completed project. The next step will be to replace all the capacitors in the S-20 with modern ones, and then I will order and build the homebrew power supply for the transmitter.

Completed transmitter
Completed transmitter
Credit: Vegasclimber
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:15pm PT
Sanskara, nice work!

Vegas, WTF? You the second coming of Ted Kaczynski?
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:29pm PT
Haha not hardly man...I haven't played with explosives since I was a kid. ;)Just wanted to build a workable Morse transmitter the old school way.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 11, 2014 - 06:00pm PT
Still building this really nice addition. 11 1/2'' walls, R40.

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Yup, I love what I do. It's not always fun, but I love it regardless.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 13, 2014 - 06:29pm PT
I met with some potential clients two weeks ago to discuss a coffee table commission. It was for a sun room and to sit between a sofa and two chairs. One of the chairs, the owners favorite, is a Moser Lolling chair like the one pictured below. Moser makes a coffee table in the same style, but they didn't like the dimensions. This is why I came in.

Thos. Moser Lolling chair & coffee table.
Thos. Moser Lolling chair & coffee table.
Credit: Edge

They liked the length (50") of the Moser table, but not the width of 20"; we started with a width of 32" for our table. Because of the layout of the existing furniture in the space, I suggested an elliptical table to ease traffic flow around the table and be easy on the shins. The clients like to keep plants on the table they have now, but with cherry in a natural finish the top would be subject to water damage and burning a color change into the top. This made me suggest a glass top in a wood frame, which also allowed display of items on the solid wood shelf below and lighten the entire piece visually. I drew a sketch, then floated a price (the thing with pricing one-offs is to remind them of all the work, skill, and uniqueness is involved, quote a number, then listen for a gasp, followed by a hard swallow, and then an agreement. If they say yes right away you could have milked 'em for more.)

Before I commit to a full size drawing and making sawdust fly, today I made a quick cardboard mock-up for the clients to set in the space, move around, and see the impact it will have visually on the room.

Coffee table mock-up; my entryway, not the intended space.
Coffee table mock-up; my entryway, not the intended space.
Credit: Edge

It's not a large project but it should be fun, and making the 3" wide x 1" thick top frame structurally sound will be a challenge.
squishy

Mountain climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:07pm PT


I got some more footage from riding my drone...so much fun..I already have to build another, and another...well you know how it goes..
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:10pm PT
Put some finishing touches on the kitchen today while the granite counters went on.

Hickory flooring and cherry cabinet install.
Hickory flooring and cherry cabinet install.
Credit: Edge
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
I got bored the other day and went thru the obsolete toy bag.


Credit: TGT

We'll need a Santa Ana to make it a wind chime.

I guess it will make a better seismic alarm.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
Brandon- could we get some more details and photos on that R40 framing...?
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