April 12, 2014
I’ve learned, the hard way, to never start a build until all the hardware is in-hand. Now to start finalizing the design and get ready for CAM.

I’ve learned, the hard way, to never start a build until all the hardware is in-hand. Now to start finalizing the design and get ready for CAM.

April 12, 2014
Hit this place up again yesterday. Been easing back into skateboarding after…a long ass time. (Let’s just say my knee pads are about to graduate from college.) My brain remembers what to do, and my body is slowly catching up.

Hit this place up again yesterday. Been easing back into skateboarding after…a long ass time. (Let’s just say my knee pads are about to graduate from college.) My brain remembers what to do, and my body is slowly catching up.

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Filed under: skateboarding 
April 11, 2014

thebrickblog:

ilezh's brilliante 242.

Oh, man, i had one of these. The most brilliantly engineered, easy-to-work-on car I ever owned. I miss that car.

April 10, 2014
Got some used PSB Alpha 1Bs in perfect shape, super cheap. Working on some shorty stands.

Got some used PSB Alpha 1Bs in perfect shape, super cheap. Working on some shorty stands.

April 7, 2014
Delano it is. I have the J-version of these in a bass i built a few years ago, but this time I’ll use them in a passive setup.

Delano it is. I have the J-version of these in a bass i built a few years ago, but this time I’ll use them in a passive setup.

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Filed under: delano pmvc bass guitar pickups 
April 6, 2014
Getting ready to fire up the CNC router. It’s been a while.
This will be my first build with P pickups, and I’ll be buying them, not making them. Trying to decide between Lollar, Delano, or Nordstrand. Lollar because handmade mojo, Delano because German precision and massive pole pieces, Nordstrand because local and good reputation. Any suggestions?

Getting ready to fire up the CNC router. It’s been a while.

This will be my first build with P pickups, and I’ll be buying them, not making them. Trying to decide between Lollar, Delano, or Nordstrand. Lollar because handmade mojo, Delano because German precision and massive pole pieces, Nordstrand because local and good reputation. Any suggestions?

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Filed under: bass guitar cnc rhino 
April 1, 2014
I can measure epochs of my life by pairs of these funky German shoes I’ve owned.

I can measure epochs of my life by pairs of these funky German shoes I’ve owned.

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Filed under: footprints corvallis 
March 28, 2014
Power supply and drives all wired up. I’m not loving this server rack-as-enclosure setup though. I ordered a proper NEMA wallmount electrical enclosure off ebay, stand by for CNC drive box configuration 3.0.

Power supply and drives all wired up. I’m not loving this server rack-as-enclosure setup though. I ordered a proper NEMA wallmount electrical enclosure off ebay, stand by for CNC drive box configuration 3.0.

March 26, 2014

architizer:

Scholar’s Library by GLUCK+. Read more.

(via collatzconjecture)

March 21, 2014
Beers and robots and you can’t see it, but Robert Palmer’s “Riptide” album blasting 😻

Beers and robots and you can’t see it, but Robert Palmer’s “Riptide” album blasting 😻

March 21, 2014
Standing desk, cobbled together from random Ikea parts. I am aware that they are a bit of an internet cliché; good thing I’m old and give no shits about that. I spend three hours a day in the car, and about six on my ass in the office. I made a standing desk for some professional development courses i have to do for work….and a sweet standing DAW. Parts list for those similarly inclined:

UTBY bar table base
LINNMON table tops x2
CAPITA cabinet legs, 4 inch and 6 inch
GALANT round desk end

Less than $200 after tax.

Standing desk, cobbled together from random Ikea parts. I am aware that they are a bit of an internet cliché; good thing I’m old and give no shits about that. I spend three hours a day in the car, and about six on my ass in the office. I made a standing desk for some professional development courses i have to do for work….and a sweet standing DAW. Parts list for those similarly inclined:

UTBY bar table base
LINNMON table tops x2
CAPITA cabinet legs, 4 inch and 6 inch
GALANT round desk end

Less than $200 after tax.

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Filed under: ikea standing desk 
March 16, 2014
Spent a lot of time out here. If there were iPhones and Tumblr in 1990, there would have been lots of posts from Steve’s ‘ranch.’

Spent a lot of time out here. If there were iPhones and Tumblr in 1990, there would have been lots of posts from Steve’s ‘ranch.’

March 11, 2014
My little dude likes to do ‘experiments,’ which pretty much means playing with water and food coloring. I told him he has to write me a proposal for each experiment. Now it’s science.

My little dude likes to do ‘experiments,’ which pretty much means playing with water and food coloring. I told him he has to write me a proposal for each experiment. Now it’s science.

March 11, 2014
Bought these Realistic Minimus 7w’s last year at a thrift store for 10 bucks. I bought them because they looked cool, didn’t expect much from them. Turns out they sound decent paired with my Teac A-H300 for near-field listening—really wide soundstage when listening to female vocals. I just read half of a 42 page thread on Audiokarma about building crossovers for these that elevate them from good to pretty good, might give it a try!

Bought these Realistic Minimus 7w’s last year at a thrift store for 10 bucks. I bought them because they looked cool, didn’t expect much from them. Turns out they sound decent paired with my Teac A-H300 for near-field listening—really wide soundstage when listening to female vocals. I just read half of a 42 page thread on Audiokarma about building crossovers for these that elevate them from good to pretty good, might give it a try!

March 9, 2014

Spotted a beautiful 20” Samsung monitor in the e-waste box—the same monitor as my wife’s. Hers stopped working last year because of failed power supply caps, which cost about 2 bucks to fix. Figured this monitor had the same problem; turns out it did. I bought the caps from Radio Shack instead of Mouser, so the repair cost 5 bucks this time, but the monitor was free so definitely a win. Bjork approves.

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Filed under: electronics