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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3720 on: January 14, 2019, 02:10:51 AM »
It sounds like y'all are on a US style grid. 60Hz AC at 120v per hot leg. A simple adapter should work.
 

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3721 on: January 14, 2019, 02:26:05 AM »
It sounds like y'all are on a US style grid. 60Hz AC at 120v per hot leg. A simple adapter should work.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3722 on: January 14, 2019, 03:34:02 AM »
It sounds like y'all are on a US style grid. 60Hz AC at 120v per hot leg. A simple adapter should work.

A hot leg sounds good, at whatever frequency.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3723 on: January 14, 2019, 07:00:06 PM »
About to book a one week vacation in Boston.  :dance:
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3724 on: January 14, 2019, 07:39:34 PM »
About to book a one week vacation in Boston.  :dance:
Lovely place.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3725 on: January 14, 2019, 08:29:39 PM »
About to book a one week vacation in Boston.  :dance:
Lovely place.

With all the traveling around the east coast I've done, I've never been to Boston. I'm excited for all the awesome looking museums, My mom just got back and she said the restaurants were fantastic.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3726 on: January 15, 2019, 12:09:22 AM »
It's raining cats and dogs here, but I got impatient and sprayed shellac on the interior sides of the tool chest I'm building. It didn't blush (turn cloudy) as sometimes happen in high humidity. I guess it's cold enough that the humidity is still low. So, I'm happy for that. A little more spray work and it'll be time to glue up the carcass.  ;D

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3727 on: January 15, 2019, 12:55:23 AM »
It's raining cats and dogs here, but I got impatient and sprayed shellac on the interior sides of the tool chest I'm building. It didn't blush (turn cloudy) as sometimes happen in high humidity. I guess it's cold enough that the humidity is still low. So, I'm happy for that. A little more spray work and it'll be time to glue up the carcass.  ;D

Will this be a Gerstner style chest or a simpler box?
 

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3728 on: January 15, 2019, 03:11:38 AM »
It's raining cats and dogs here, but I got impatient and sprayed shellac on the interior sides of the tool chest I'm building. It didn't blush (turn cloudy) as sometimes happen in high humidity. I guess it's cold enough that the humidity is still low. So, I'm happy for that. A little more spray work and it'll be time to glue up the carcass.  ;D

Will this be a Gerstner style chest or a simpler box?

The chest I am replacing is a Gerstner- style chest. I even bought knobs, latches and corner protecters from Gerstner to make this chest really nice. It has gotten so beat up in transport that I just can't stand the damage, given what I spent. End result, it will be far simpler in the sense that I didn't spend over $300 just for the hardware, coupled with a like expense on the quarter-swan white oak. As of now, it will be about 1/10th the price for birch plywood and not using the Gerstner hardware. I like to make stuff as nice looking as I can, but transporting a chest around for those tools just isn't in the cards for "nice".

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3729 on: January 15, 2019, 03:47:07 AM »
Gerstner chests are almost too nice to use for tools.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3730 on: January 15, 2019, 04:27:06 AM »
Gerstner chests are almost too nice to use for tools.

At least in an actual working shop. I talked to a guy who worked in a big machine and fabrication facility. One of the older machinists had a very nice Gerstner chest that was his pride and joy until someone running a forklift hooked it. Smashed it to kindling, as the story goes.

They do have their advantages though. In humid environments they are less likely to sweat and cause rust issues. I've known people to rig a 100 watt light bulb in a bottom drawer of Kennedy chests to keep the condensation down. It works, to an extent.

I've also had people swear up and down that silica gell will remove moisture from a drawer. The fact that a drawer isn't sealed from the atmosphere isn't something they can understand.
 

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3731 on: January 15, 2019, 01:24:01 PM »
Gerstner chests are almost too nice to use for tools.

Indeed. A lot of people use them for jewelry and watches. Now Gerstner even makes a box to tote liquor and cigars around.  :???: What's wrong with my brown paper bag?  ;D

Here's a pic of the current chest, before it got beat up.




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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3732 on: January 26, 2019, 08:20:34 AM »
tl;dr I just got £6,000  :D

In the UK the banks have been mis-selling a variety of add-on account insurances (PPI) for decades. You can claim these monies back from the banks and with compensation. The government is closing the book on these in about a year. There are a bunch of legal companies that will make the claims for you at 20% of what they get. It's not the sort of thing my wife or I have the time or inclination to do. So we appointed one and gave them the details and off they went. So they got £7,200 they get £1,200 and I get £6,000. Not a bad exchange when I wasn't really expecting to get anything.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3733 on: January 26, 2019, 12:36:24 PM »
tl;dr I just got £6,000  :D

In the UK the banks have been mis-selling a variety of add-on account insurances (PPI) for decades. You can claim these monies back from the banks and with compensation. The government is closing the book on these in about a year. There are a bunch of legal companies that will make the claims for you at 20% of what they get. It's not the sort of thing my wife or I have the time or inclination to do. So we appointed one and gave them the details and off they went. So they got £7,200 they get £1,200 and I get £6,000. Not a bad exchange when I wasn't really expecting to get anything.

We've recently had a royal commission into the doings of the financial sector.
Banks are taking a bit of a hit but you can't really escape banks.
Some Insurance/Super/retirement funds are taking a major hit, profit warnings.
Their business model has been on display, people are going elsewhere. 

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3734 on: January 27, 2019, 12:47:31 PM »
Brain Awareness Week (http://www.dana.org/BAW/) is just around the corner! It's a global outreach program that aims to bring neuroscience topics to the general public, with a number of public lectures, movie commentaries, debates, and practical activities.

I've asked my advisor if I can participate and he gave me the contact for the professor who's responsible for organising the event in my city. I would very much like to be a backstage actor, helping to organise and such, but my advisor suggested I give a small presentation on the topic of 'systems consolidation',  which is what I study. 'Consider it exposure therapy', he said. :devil:

(Exposure therapy is when you face your fears for and 'learn' that it isn't as bad as you thought it was -- even though it has its problems, it's commonly used to treat phobias.)

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