What I did today -instead- of Rocketry.

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  1. Jan 14, 2020 #361

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    I do love natural wood, but I also think there are times and places for a medium or dark stain. Sacrilege is taking a beautiful piece of wood and painting it.
     
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    Figured curly cherry....stained a muddy dark "red mahogany". It's a shame. I pushed 6 ways from sunday to do a light stain but no, it has to be dark. I considered remaking it from poplar but she wanted the figure too.

    I have a mobile kitchen island in progress in poplar that will be painted black except for the end-grain maple top. I'm OK with that since it was designed to be painted. You don't take a beautifully figured curly cherry and stain it. It hurts my heart every time I look at it. I'm applying the first coat of wipe-on poly tonight. Again, it should have been a hand rubbed tung oil finish but they wanted high-gloss poly.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum Stew! Always glad to have another bass player on board!
     
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    Sort of got it fixed..got it back together runs smooth but throwing codes. I went and bought one more part that fixed it all!

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    This part was a direct replacement for my other truck.

    Tony
     
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    I ran my Edison Home Model B's spring-driven motor for the first time after greasing and oiling it down. It likely dates to 1903 or 1904. It may not have run like this for decades.

     
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    Dealt with screaming kids and changing diapers at home.

    Then screaming adults at work.

    One of these days I'm going to get confused and try and change a diaper on a screaming adult at work. That will be an awkward situation, but maybe it will diffuse the temper-tantrum.
     
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    Worked to coordinate 4 IT employees arriving in Houston, TX on Monday from 3 different cities. Best part is I'll be close to the Johnson Space Center.
     
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    Drove up to Carbondale IL to have lunch with my daughter. Drove by some sort of dispensary on the way home. Line stretching down two sides of the building. Wonder what that was all about? ;)
     
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    Went to the dentist, then treated myself to Monk's Cafe, Philly, one of the best Belgian Restaurants,in the entire country. 2b6199af-2bae-4e6a-8aff-08757a325a4a.jpg 348ef2f9-3405-457e-8f4b-2935eb19c1c2.jpg 980836c1-cd0d-4470-956d-856992fa058f.jpg
     
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    Like most on a Day off... Laundry, Play with the dogs.. Oh Heck Ill be the one to say.. :mad::mad:TAXES:mad::mad:!! Thank Goodness for Turbo Tax.... :D:D:D
     
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    That's about as likely to work as talking calmly and rationally to a screaming baby.
     
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    Sometimes its hard to tell which I'm dealing with.
     
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    Went to go run an inventory this morning and the power was out. Cancelled.

    Later, after doing some housekeeping at the office, had to drive an hour South down I-75 to Byron, GA and drop off a Netgear for an Event Manager who forgot I told her to never hit reset on the network equipment.../smh
     
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    I'm enjoying the near daily rain we've had this week. Mt Nardi fire well under control and the garden is starting to green up. Enjoying it while it lasts!
     
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    I reinstalled a shortwave radio antenna that the storm had brought down.
     
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    Mowed the front lawn.
    Did you ever notice that when the wax in a lava lamp is not quite warmed up yet.....
    it can throw off some really freaky formations?
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    I haven't been doing a lot of rocket building over the past year, but here is some work in progress of stuff I am building...

    tubescreamer1.jpg tubescreamer2.jpg Tubescreamer with Keeley tweaks

    twoboosters1.jpg twoboosters2.jpg two treble boosters; a Cornish/May style, and a Dallas Arbiter Rangemaster in Ge

    sbox1.jpg sbox2.jpg silicon Fuzz Face with Easy Face mods
    A tonestack/buffer of my own design, and an Ibanez compressor are in the works, too.

    I also replaced the stock pickups in my Fender/Squire bass guitar with Seymore Duncal Quarter Pounders at the bridge, and Vintage Bass neck.
     
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    Made a 19" pizza for dinner (we have a BIG pizza pan), using 72-hour pizza dough. At least the crust baked the whole way through. Quite good but not outstandingly wonderful. I prefer a Pizza Bianca thick, very light crust.
     
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    Joined a gym so I can use the swimming pool.
     
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    It's Pinewood Derby day. I love the boys' excitement, but I'm always glad when it's over. IMG_20200116_195537.jpg
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    Stayed busy today. In addition to working on a rocket, I helped my daughter with a ukelele build, tuned a slot car, and worked on a cigar box guitar.
     

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    Back in 90/91 I ran slot cars at a track in Ventura county and Man I missed that time... It was a blast then I moved away and sold it all... Awesome set up you have on your car!!!

    Victor
     
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    Bought a 4' folding table for rocket work and a few other uses. Now I don't have to haul the 8' one into the garage when SWMBO is at work. Raining this morning.
     
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    Thanks, Victor! I enjoy building and tuning more than racing it seems. Here are a few of the customs i scratch built over the years.
     

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    Signed up for a talk next Friday at the Royal Aeronautical Society in Melbourne (Australia).
    "Burt Rutan – Struggles of a Retired Aircraft Designer"
    Presented by Burt Rutan, of course :cool:. Looking forward to this one greatly :).
     
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    Installed some "Rock Sliders" on our 4x4 Ford Ranger.

    Look much better than running boards / steps and these suckers are hell for stout. Each one weighs 65 lbs and they attach to the frame of the truck... not the floorboards like most steps do. All the brackets are 1/4" thick steel... all powder coated in textured flat black.

    The 4x4 rock crawler folks use these to protect the rocker panels on their off road trucks and Jeeps.

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    Burt is an amazing man. I once flew his design, a Long-EZ. A friend of mine owned one. Nice plane!
     
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