My build lack of progress

I started (finally) building the new case today. Got most of the wood cut and rail holes drilled, then paused to wait for delivery of the last wood pieces which UPS said would be here probably by 5:15 and definitely by 9:00. It’s now 9:15. On a Saturday.

Meanwhile a thunderstorm came through here, including one lightning strike apparently within about 150 meters of here. And now the power’s off in half the garage. It’s the half containing the workbench and the half protected by a GFCI outlet which tripped off and now will not reset. I think it’s likely the outlet itself was damaged by the surge, although maybe there’s another scenario. Anyway, I can run power tools off an extension cord from the outlet that works, but the lights are off until the problem’s fixed.

Got a feeling tomorrow will not be devoted to finishing up a synth case.

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Another one… maybe a half second or so from flash to bang.

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Critics are the worst.

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Fiat lux! I disconnected the downstream from the GFCI and it stayed on. Then I reconnected the downstream to the GFCI and it stayed on. Shrug. I got light, I got power, I still got no UPS delivery but hey. Not bad for before 8:30 am.

Note to self: Next time, instead of running the extension cord to the garage door opener and leaving it overnight, run it to the chest freezer.

Caught it in time, everything’s still frozen.

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hope you have better luck this coming week . I had to spend a few hours cutting up a tree that fell in our yard yesterday.

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Imperial or metric? We never had this problem when trees were measured in cubits.

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LOL . that will be BTU’s when I am done processing it .

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Ah, don’t get me caught up in another pointless rant about units. BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. Here in Britain we stopped using the term decades ago. It’s all kilojoules or kilowatt-hours now.

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sorry didn’t mean to trigger you :laughing:

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lack of build progress sums me up to a T right now.
I have been so obsessed with these crazy noise circuits, i have been neglecting my modular stuffs lol.
There is so much I want to do, but so little monies currently.

Also been working everyday for weeks -_- lol

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Your work on Lil Sidrassi and the like is very educational. I’d previously only read about these designs, but you posted many recordings and other information about them. Thank you.

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That’s what I’ve been working on lately. Firewood has priority over synth building.

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yeah it will be cold again before you know it . :snowman: though I am not sure you meant that or just being snarky ?

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spend 2 days cleaning up the attic of our barn to setup that binaural beat experiment, found that 3 out of 10 active speakers are broken, (need 8 :roll_eyes:) at least there is progress on my main project, the large Steampunk Conservatory.

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No snarkiness here. Wood is my primary heat source, and I ran out early last year.

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Fascinating proposal! Do you have any sketches or plans you’d care to share this early?

Cue the Abney Park video.

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love Abney Park …

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nice space . the metal work does have the steam area look .

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