Category: DIY

Microscope. 2 steps forward, 1 step.. uh sideways?

Pretty excited to get the next step of my microscope project. Don’t remember if I did a write up for it yet, but basically I want to be able to look at the tips of record needles to see if they are damaged or not. I cheaply acquired a...

Faux aging wood with vinegar/steel wool is super unpredictable

Really frustrated how different the color on these is coming out. I wanted something deep and grey/black as shown on the bottom pieces. However the two longer beams just turn really red. I even re-created my formula to have less “rust” color , and without the Tea I normally...

BATTLE: RECONE

BATTLE: RECONE BABY ADVENTS Time spent: 1 hour +10 Functionality: +10 Quality of repair: +10 Unique Challenges: Cat pissing on speaker grill while speaker was stacked out side. Grills discarded.  -10 TOTAL SCORE: Serene  ...

Fairchild 440 Turntable Part 3

Cont from Fairchild 440 Turntable Part 1 & 2 / 3 So I was left with a few problems that need fixing. Tonearm rewire Get new bearing ( 3/8 inch … NOT 1/4 ) Adjust height of TT Platter Motor not spinning up quickly I wish I had video’d...

Fairchild 440 Turntable Part 1 & 2 / 3

I picked this up at an auction to flip, but when I got it home, it was just so luscious… I really don’t want to get rid of it. Regardless of what I decide though – it needs some fixing up and basic care. There are two major problems...

Battle: Keyboard. [Roland 77 Keyboard Repair/restore]

Battle: Keyboard Setup: 8 Roland 77 Digital Pianos. Purchased at auction. Were previously teaching pianos. Were left in sun and many melted. I was an idiot and did not inspect these before bidding. I thought they were high end Roland’s which could fetch $500 each. Off by a factor...

Straighten bass guitar neck

Nope, I don’t play the bass, but I picked one up as part of a deal. Opportunity: l2Fix bowed neck. I started with this video, showing how to straighten the truss rod on a vintage guitar. This one has a slight up-bow ( towards the strings ). This appears...