Category: DIY

Miele Wand Clog Update 2021

I had written years ago about my problem with the Miele SET220. Well, Miele got in touch and replaced the wand for free. Top notch customer support. My vacuum wand was missing a critical piece that covered up the cable. Having this cable exposed is what turned the wand...

Fuck you Starbucks

Can’t I enjoy anything without someone mining it, and trying to sell it back to me? My nostaligic past-that-never-was is my happy place you fucks. There isn’t any goddamn starbucks there. And if there were, you would be the goddamn soulless corporation selling a hollow identity in a dying...

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...