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Airhead

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Apr 2021
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    I might have inadvertently been too flippant due to a relaxed attitude regarding alcohol.

    Selling people on MQA because they need the blue light to light up on their DAC is cynical but people are stupid enough to fall for it and I don't have time to fix that problem.

    There is a problem with file sharing and possibly streaming where the tracks can be altered or degraded massively without any way of telling if you don't have the original to compare. This could be a big problem in the future. That problem already existed in mastering in any case, switched channels, channel imbalance, brick wall compression etc.

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    They don't matter to Jay Z and Madonna :)

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    One thing I do stick with is a single width reference domino to keep the boards aligned, then double width elsewhere. Referencing from the base the 6mm should be fine, tolerances are pretty tight in 18mm and it is better if you set it up for dead centre off the drop down fence but I've forgotten how to do that!

    If I find my notes I'll post them.

    Ply is tough on the cutters, I fitted a double decker bus with ply furniture and wore out a cutter, only realised when I was having to hammer the dominoes in place.

    Had a look at mine today putting it back in the box and it was made in 2006! By now it's probably saved me the purchase price in screws.

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    Made the furniture yet or browsing the forum in A&E?

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    MQA is a way of guaranteeing that streaming services don't just use needledrops of the their own vinyl collection instead of obtaining masters and paying artists properly. The reason Tidal are big on this is artists own the company *(like household name artists).

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    Usually in a bathroom or kitchen so under the tap or in a cup if you have one to hand. I don't know why I've never had a problem but I've had to help neighbours in the past and they seem to be doing everything right. Sometimes it's just by feel, you can feel the drill bit cutting or not.

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    5x40 is the most useful size for 18mm board.

    Switching the depth of cut between edges and orientating the edges of the loose boards once you have more than a few to do is a bit of a 3d puzzle sometimes.

    At some point I found an excellent tutorial describing how to set the fence to cut in the centre of 18mm boards and it all worked very well. Since then I've gone back to the face down method which has some disadvantages. If you can figure out how to always work off the edge of the board it simplifies things. You've probably already figured out that the cut off the base is not centred on an 18mm edge.

    Also don't rout the end of your finger!

    I also wear ear defenders because the sound of it is annoying when you're trying to think about what you're doing :)

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    I use the spade like ones. I've never had a problem but I think the drill power has something to do with it. Keep the bit cool as well, otherwise the cutting edge gets destroyed.

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    I use mine all the time, it's one of their 'unique' tools that changes the way you can work.

    Will be interested to see how quickly you get used to working upside down and back to front. Also depth setting, it's easy to go straight through an 18mm sheet.

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    To me it looks like they've not done a great job of retaining important original details and completely lost the charm. The Superman looks ok but there are great mechanical watches from Seiko for that money.

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