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    Andrew Joiner, If you're buying a laptop for ...

    Andrew Joiner,

    If you're buying a laptop for Zoom, I suggest having one for which there is a "docking station" available. A docker is a box that the laptop sits on that instantly- you just set...
  2. dennis thompson, Probably the tragic,...

    dennis thompson,

    Probably the tragic, inevitable bankruptcy of small businesses will increase business towards online sales. There have been a number of articles the last couple of days to the...
  3. Kevin Janness, Yes, of course, it seems more...

    Kevin Janness,

    Yes, of course, it seems more sensible to make the inlay piece first and scribe around it rather make the pocket first..

    The wood is solid with a very thick lacquer finish.
    ...
  4. Best repair techniques for damaged grand piano case?

    Creekateers,

    I recently had my Kawai KG5-C 6'8" studio grand piano >

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    > moved cross country. The thing is I hadn't seen this piano before the previous move into storage in 2012. When I...
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    Bert Kemp, The archive drive is a 3.5"...

    Bert Kemp,

    The archive drive is a 3.5" mechanical SATA drive: the larger connector is for the data and the smaller is power.

    If you have a computer built into a Thermaltake case, it's very...
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    Bert Kemp, Kev Williams is probably on the...

    Bert Kemp,

    Kev Williams is probably on the right track suggesting the fault is a failing hard drive.

    1. When certain sectors go bad, they are relocated, but there is a limited re-allocation....
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    Chuck Wintle. My recommendation would be to...

    Chuck Wintle.

    My recommendation would be to learn the lighter version of an industry standard, Adobe Premiere:

    https://www.adobe.com/products/premiere-elements.html

    It's quite intuitive to...
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    Guenter VoegelBerg, If the house has a pitched...

    Guenter VoegelBerg,

    If the house has a pitched roof, perhaps consider building a quite good-sized fan into each vertical end wall so that one fan pulls air into the attic space and at the other...
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    Ken Krawford, Without knowing the kitchen...

    Ken Krawford,

    Without knowing the kitchen layout or cabinet style, here's a quick idea:

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    Alan
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    Tom Bender, My first serious job after when I...

    Tom Bender,

    My first serious job after when I moved to CA from London was very labor intensive, I once worked 90 hours in a week. I was, correspondingly, a serious coffee drinker. I didn't...
  11. Joe Minoux, I've never seen that particular...

    Joe Minoux,


    I've never seen that particular connector, but if any company has them, it 's Mouser Electronics:

    https://www.mouser.com

    > But, beware, the site may induce dizziness, the I/O...
  12. Stephen Toshiro, Given the labor involved in...

    Stephen Toshiro,

    Given the labor involved in coving vinyl flooring, consider simply using a vinyl base:
    ...
  13. Logged Off While Writing Post and Post is Lost

    SMC,

    When writing new posts or replying, a high proportion of the times, when submitting to be posted, I find that I am signed out, and must sign in again. Often the post is preserved and, after...
  14. John Matulionis, This is a surprisingly tough...

    John Matulionis,

    This is a surprisingly tough design as control of the sliding, tilting, plus having the drawer be supported when tilted require a precise geometry.

    This design uses two 3/8"...
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    greg Forster, I'd suggest first a compression...

    greg Forster,

    I'd suggest first a compression test on all cylinders.

    This sounds as though the engine may need new rings. If it were the head gasket it would be a steam engine not oiled plugs....
  16. Dan Freidrichs, Yes, I'm convinced the upsides...

    Dan Freidrichs,

    Yes, I'm convinced the upsides of the dual handrail outweigh the downsides.

    I was the designer of the Malibu house. That's on 16 acres with a 240 degree view of the Pacific....
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    Bill Carrey, I hope I'm understanding the...

    Bill Carrey,

    I hope I'm understanding the situation.

    When the situation is drawn to scale and given the 20" projection supporting an unknown weight near the outermost point, I'd suggest:
    ...
  18. Dan Friedrichs, The handrail or not decision...

    Dan Friedrichs,

    The handrail or not decision depends on a number of factors. If there is an open permit and ongoing inspections, there's a high probability it won't get signed off without a...
  19. Dan Friedrichs, The oblique angle may seem to...

    Dan Friedrichs,

    The oblique angle may seem to be difficult to negotiate, but in use, the diagonal of the tread is longer and the tread depth feels more generous. Using free standing railings ...
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    Mikey Green, For those interested in the wide...

    Mikey Green,

    For those interested in the wide world of manufactured instrument making and the business of selling it, the Peavey auction is still interesting, even if it's only an overview of the...
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    Mikey Green, Thanks! I'm going to bid on the...

    Mikey Green,

    Thanks! I'm going to bid on the Lot #227, the 10 pallets of assorted speakers as I'd like to make a pair of bookshelf speakers for the spare bedroom.

    Actually, there is a pile of...
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    Greg, The distance from the tangent to string...

    Greg,

    The distance from the tangent to string is progressive, generally being closer in the bass and farther in the treble. This is another indicator of the role that the string tension plays in...
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    Gregory Chandler, Congratulations on the...

    Gregory Chandler,

    Congratulations on the progress and quality of work on the clavichord project. It takes very good visualization skills to create a keyboard instruments from plans especially...
  24. Thread: Big Boy 4014

    by Alan Caro
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    Jim Koepke, I'd very much like to see The Big...

    Jim Koepke,

    I'd very much like to see The Big Boy 4014 in action as I was bowled over only by a scale model at a machinists' show in Pennsylvania (2014):

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    Kev Williams, The second paragraph of your...

    Kev Williams,

    The second paragraph of your last post describes poor performance and some important not responding errors. For one thing, some of the software being used may have problems on a...
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