Klipsch Outdoor Speakers

Klipsch Outdoor Speakers

May 4, 2017

Got these a few years ago. had them outside for a while, then we resided the house and have not hung them back up yet.  I was not super happy with the sound from these.  Have to give them another try.

Basement Sound System Photos

Basement Sound System Photos

May 3, 2017

This was my basement set up while in High School. A friend and  I had a mobile DJ system and we set up this “home radio station” set up in the basement.  Lots of hours of fun down there.    

My Teenage bedroom audio system 1980 something…

My Teenage bedroom audio system 1980 something…

May 3, 2017

This was my audio set up in my bedroom as a teenager.  I built the rack and the speaker stands as well as the accessory shelf on the wall. That is a realistic reel to reel (made ny Teac), Technics SA-222, Speakers were Pioneer HPM-900, Turntable Technics SL-10 (hard to see on the bottom of … Read More

Vintage Klipsch KG2

Vintage Klipsch KG2

May 2, 2017

I got these Klipsch KG2’s sometime in the late 80’s – early 90’s.  They were perfect.  Just the right size, they pack an incredible punch.  Really enjoyed them greatly. But I just had too many speakers and something had to go.  I sold them about 10 years ago now.  Miss them often.    

EVUTEC AER KARBON BLACK CASE W/ AFIX DASH MOUNT FOR IPHONE

EVUTEC AER KARBON BLACK CASE W/ AFIX DASH MOUNT FOR IPHONE

May 2, 2017

This is a case and dash mount kit combined.  I have had several other dash mounts that clip into the heater vents but they always break or are very hard to get in and out.  This one is so simple, so far I love it.  No moving parts.  Super easy to use and holds better … Read More

Technics Linear Phase Speaker System

Technics Linear Phase Speaker System

May 2, 2017

I picked these up at a garage sale for $35.  They were in pretty good shape. I didn’t keep them.  Have too many sets of speakers already.  : )

Moving and re-felting a pool table – Step by Step

Moving and re-felting a pool table – Step by Step

May 2, 2017

  So our neighbors wanted to get rid of their pool table (3 pcs slate table) and we were actually just putting a bar / theater in our basement so it would have been a great addition to our basement remodel project.  But I was intimidated by the thought of moving and re-felting the table. I … Read More

Infinity Kappa 6 Speakers

Infinity Kappa 6 Speakers

May 2, 2017

These were the first pair of speakers I ever bought new. I think it was about 1992 or so when I got them.  I was working for a large stereo store so I was able to get them at just about cost.  I seem to recall they retailed for $699 each. I re foamed them … Read More

Technics SL-10 Direct Drive Linear Tracking Turntable

Technics SL-10 Direct Drive Linear Tracking Turntable

May 2, 2017

I LOVED this turntable.  My dad bought it for me when I was about 14 or 15 years old for $250.  It was used from a serviceman who had purchased it from the PX in Germany.  It was Very highly regarded and would play standing up or on it side, even upside down.  I had … Read More

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 7

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 7

April 29, 2017

And here is the finished product.  7′ x 30 deep front desk and a 4′ x 24″ deep side desk.  Both made from 100% solid 8/4 quarter sawn white oak, with NO FASTENERS other than glue.      

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 6

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 6

April 29, 2017

Once it was all sanded and ready for finish I had to move the desk to a different shop that had a spray booth.  I sprayed the desk with a flat pre catalyzed lacquer using a $15 gravity cup gun from harbor freight.    

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 5

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 5

April 29, 2017

More test fitting.  Then I had to trim off the extra long “tabs” on the right. Once it fit right and everything was trimmed, it was time to glue it all together.     And the side desk too.        

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 4

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 4

April 29, 2017

Then it was time to start sanding off the glue. This part had to be done by hand.  The panels were too wide for the planer and the shop I was working in did not have a widebelt sander. Next it was time to try a dry fit test. A little trimming on the sliding … Read More

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 3

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 3

April 29, 2017

Then it was time to start gluing. I needed to leave a section of the long boards without glue since they would be joining with the sides later.     This is a shot of a few of the sides (legs) gluing up.

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 2

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 2

April 29, 2017

  Planing to thickness on the Laguna 20″ planer.  This planer is so quiet you almost don’t even need ear muffs. Cutting down to 6″ widths.   Finally everything is cut and planed to the correct dimensions.    

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 1

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 1

April 29, 2017

I decided to build a very basic, but large desk from 8/4 Quater sawn White Oak lumber. Here is all the lumber that was needed in the back of my SUV. Cutting the lumber to rough length on the DeWalt chap saw.   I then squared the pcs up on the Jet joiner.     … Read More

Reading Terminal Market Photos

Reading Terminal Market Photos

April 28, 2017

We have been to Philadelphia several times but never visited the Reading Terminal Market.  Until today. In a word it was awesome.  Check out the pictures below.                                                  

Make a folding pegboard display

Make a folding pegboard display

April 24, 2017

This was a simple pegboard jewelry display I built to be carried from show to show. It was made from painted pegboard and some 2×2’s from home depot. I used a simple standard table saw blade to cut a groove in the 2 x 2’s so that the pegboard would fit snuggly. Then cut the 2 … Read More

Install patio block walkway next to house with pavers

Install patio block walkway next to house with pavers

April 23, 2017

We have had old patio blocks next to our house since we moved in. They are not on any kind of stone base they are just buried in the grass. So every year the grass grows in and covers more and more of the surface. It is always wet and squishy in this area so … Read More

Docking like a boss

Docking like a boss

August 12, 2015

If you have a boat you need to try this at least once. Not sure it is actually possible but it seems like a Great Idea.

Replace a Picture Window

Replace a Picture Window

June 25, 2014

This was a project we had done a few years back but they did  a nice job with it and I was able to take lots of pics.   This was the picture window “before”.   Here they start to peel off the trim to expose the nails holding the framing in.     Then the … Read More

Wegmans vs Tops  – Which is cheaper?

Wegmans vs Tops – Which is cheaper?

June 7, 2014

These prices were checked during the same week at stores directly across the street from each other in West Seneca. Yes, Tops will have a few items that are slightly cheaper than Wegmans. (This week was milk at 30 cents cheaper and Grapes 90 cents cheaper per pound) But the vast majority of products i … Read More

How to cut hole in gutter for downspout

How to cut hole in gutter for downspout

June 1, 2014

When it comes to getting a hole in the bottom of a gutter for a downspout, I’m sure the pros have some quick way to punch out the perfect hole in a few seconds, but for us home owners we are stuck doing it by hand.  Here is what worked for me.   Step 1 … Read More

Cleaning Hard Water Deposits From Bosch Stainless Steel Dishwasher

Cleaning Hard Water Deposits From Bosch Stainless Steel Dishwasher

May 19, 2014

We have very hard water so we had an Anderson Water system installed a few years ago.  We never had any problems with it and liked the soft water.  The problem came in when I let the unit run out of the Potassium Chloride and I just kept putting off the refilling.  So, hard water deposits … Read More