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  1. Nice job. Great for a small space and making good use of a hand held tool rather than fixed equipment.
  2. Slight update on the ITT. Stripped the turntable and topside mechanism today, removed all the old squished dinosaurs and lubricated the moving parts with bike chain low friction lubricant. Meths is my current go to cleaner. I repacked the main bearing with white grease as I couldn't find the bio-grease I'd like to have used. I presume that its found its way into my brother's shed for his bike... So it will need a proper re-pack when I get hold of that. At the same time I'll do the underside as they are greased on many of the sliding surfaces. Measured with an app on my phone,
  3. If nobody does, you may find a 'shed' project nearby. Our local one has 3D printers and access to tools and advice. A bit like a maker space but with the aim of getting people together too.
  4. I didn't see a sharpie for touching up dials either...
  5. @Roger the Dodger My dad was encouraging me to look at Dynatron. Whilst in some areas they are considered to be superior, the styling is a very big turn off for me. There is something very satisfying about multipurpose furniture that just works wonders in my head. Given I don't have a vinyl collection, its very possible that the interior of the unit will give up its space for booze. At this point in time, its a complete unknown, I have no idea if it even works as the flex is soldered to the chassis, meaning i need to get a bit deeper inside before functional testing. @AVO Smart little un
  6. Thanks all! Vinyl is uncharted territory for me, but I'm a big mid century furniture fan. More later.
  7. I introduced this a few days ago, my plan is to gently restore it as best I can and then use it for a music source in my new office. Whilst I'm not expecting miracles, the fact that it has 2x8" drivers should push plenty of air. The unit in question is a Decca Sound SRG899. SRG in this case stands for 'Stereo Radio Gram'. And whilst I can't find too much information on the Decca line up clearly they have some experience in audio. The best information I've been able to find on another forum is a page from the original catalogue [posted by dazzlevision on Vintage-radio.net]. This dates
  8. Again old photo, but haven't worn this is quite a while. A little bit of '5' magic
  9. Happy Friday - old picture today. Astrographic
  10. It lived in a rucksack, and went to many a pub with me! At the moment £45 is plenty for a round too!
  11. At the moment just generally phone and mask, sometimes earbuds. Smart lock on the front door and Google Pay £45 limit allow for anything within walking distance to be done without other items to hassle me. I miss commuting sometimes which made my EDC somewhat greater but it has been refined and paired down over a few years. Watch Phone and work phone Train ticket / Oyster card (Neither will go on the phone for various reasons) / wallet / car keys Contigo stainless travel mug. Excellent because they really take a beating and I've never had one leak. Think I'm o
  12. Worlds apart indeed. I've a clutch of 10.8v/12v Bosch Professional tools. My favourite is the cordless circular saw. It has no trouble breaking down boards in a carpark if you need to and with carefully measured cuts, I did sink and hob cutouts from both sides on laminate worktops before finishing with the cordless trim router. If you go to any hire shop, there is a reason a lot of the tools they hire out are Bosch Pro or Hilti. I do see that, but to me the delta I perceive in value wouldn't be worth while. If you have lots of straps that have screw links or intend to get dee
  13. Very smart, looks great on the brown strap too.
  14. That is the rub for me - Don't get me wrong I love good tools (I've plenty of Bosch blue and a lot of quality hand tools, levels, socket sets and the like) but for me I can't justify £90 on some very specialist tools. I assume Scott that you use them for work as well as pleasure? If I were in that boat, I'd be right up there with you, but being a tinkerer at best with watches a cheaper set has been just fine. I've got this for if I'm a bit limited https://www.amazon.co.uk/visenta-Interchangeable-Precision-Screwdriver-Eyeglass/dp/B07GYRRMKW used it for taking a MacBook apart, and numerous
  15. I've a set of these and am more than happy with them https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/value-stainless-steel-7-pieces spend your change on a strap pin tool from Bergeon if you don't have one and a few other bits and pieces.
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