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4krow last won the day on February 16 2018

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    2 Month Project

    Thank you. The only part of this that was in kit form would be two circuit boards and nothing else. The engraving, woodwork, and layout were up to me. I looked at other completed projects to get an idea, but was a bit disappointed. Out of the dozens that I saw, only two of them had any inspiration at all. The rest looked pretty much 'home made', and that is not intended as a compliment. Out the two mentioned, one had everything outsourced, and it would seem that the cost would easily be in the thousands. No, I am not kidding. As impressive as it was, I noted that the posts for the controls had not been trimmed, and the hardware on the shaft was easily visible under the control knobs. It was that sort of observation that made me look closer at the final product, making sure that it looked to be more hand crafted. When I see the work that is done by some on this site, that gives me the inspiration to go further. It just takes longer (read patience), that's all.
  2. About 2 1/2 months ago, a new customer approached me to consider a TT project for him. He owns a Lenco L75 rim drive table, and there is a fellow that has come up with a power supply to exactly regulate the speed (33 1/3, 45, or 78 rpm) of the old Lenco. As it turns out, these turntables have quite a following. I looked the project over online at 'Lenco Heaven'. Nigel's speed controller for Lenco is where I found a well established, and easy to follow set of instructions. Turns out, this is more than you might think for the speed regulation. There is a supply transformer that feeds main power supply. Then there is an oscillator board that controls the AC frequency and output voltage to, finally, the output transformer that is wired from the secondary of the output transformer and then feeding the AC outlet for the TT. Here is one shot of the result. Thank God for the Hammond chassis filling the bill. About $700 worth of parts, and too many hours of labor to recall.... Yes, the front panel was my design. BTW, the camera doesn't rightly show the integration of the wood front and sides. photo #1 shows it best on the right side. This is a case where the product looks worse when photographed, showing every little thing that wasn't yet wiped off. Kinda frustrating, because this has come out to be one of my most beautiful pieces in 'real life'.
  3. ---------Yah, but where is the dude that was Holding the key?-----------
  4. My report is mundane as well. When a new home was being built next to mine, I caught nails every week.
  5. Well folks, that's pretty quick, even for a Carver oriented site. DTL is sold to compwaco.. Thanks so much.
  6. Just a quick note. I have a recapped DTL for sale. I only paid $110, and then maybe have another $20 in parts (new tranny, caps). It's your for $130 + shipping. Cosmetically it is in great shape.
  7. You got an A on your report card??? I ran home from school to brag about making it to the next grade!... All the other times, I would have been relieved that mom and dad went on vacation without me. Yes man, I am happy for the return of CS.
  8. Bruce, I had a hunch that you had this talent from our previous discussions. FWIW, I have not found the wood that I was telling you about, but you will be the first to know after I do. Greg
  9. Oh boy, tongue in cheek time. I can't go as far as some out there, but I try my damndest to understand that if someone waxs their car and it runs better, I won't argue the point. They're happy, but just don't try to sell it to me. OTOH, I chose cherry baffles for my speaker build because it just sounds better. There, we are even.
  10. Wouldn't it be a bit more fitting if they only ate his horn, leaving the rest to rot?
  11. Thank you everyone---as Stevie Nicks would say. I am overwhelmed even by listening to just a clip of every song posted. Yup, took me right back to where I began listening to music.
  12. What caught my eye was the grinding wheel used for shaping the edges of the LEDs. I have seen these wheels at Lee Valley, and although expensive, they last a long time, and are better balanced than standard wheels.
  13. Ahem, Barry, ahem I say. Recheck your numbers and see that I am right on freaking target. If you disagree, then I will help you arrive at the correct solution as I did.
  14. I've driven beaters most of my life. Nearing retirement, I knew that what I didn't need was trouble from a car. In short, I ended up buying a 2000 F150 with 430 miles on it. Needed a truck for work, and was going to put miles on it daily. Still have the damned thing. It gets yardage though instead of mileage.
  15. 4krow

    Survivor bias

    My doctor says that I have a 40% chance of dying, but there is only a 10% chance of that.
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