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Offline grobkuschelig

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Hi Oliver, nice fix!

And good to know that the Wera Service is performing. I started a small collection recently. I only really noticed when it came to clear out the storage and there was a big pile of the nice black Wera boxes that had accumulated during the last couple of months.

What blades are you using for Metal?
I had a bunch of Festool ones, but they are almost gone and I wonder what else is out there for the odd cut in metal with the jig saw?

BTW: nice to see you post more frequently again. :)

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Offline six-point socket II

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Hi,

Thanks!

I used a 3176-F blade from MP.S for these cuts, it was given to me by MP.S for testing/evaluation/feedback purposes. I really do like this blade, but I haven't finished testing yet and I'm still working on my overall report - which probably will be transformed into a posting, too. At some point in near future. Until then, I really don't feel comfortable giving out any recommendations - or getting much deeper into this right now. I'm sorry.

Kind regards,
Oliver



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Oliver

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Here are the first 3 (4) pictures of my Advent project picture series I produced for my IG. At the end, you'll know why I needed to re-learn how to solder ... ;)

Repairing/ exchanging lighting on an electric candle arch.









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Oliver
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Oliver

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did you do the scroll work? If so very nice.

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Nope. ;) While it is handmade, not by mine ;)

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Oliver
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Oliver

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I used to have a scroll saw. Liked scrolling but just couldnt get the nack of it down

Offline HarveyWildes

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Nope. ;) While it is handmade, not by mine ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver

One of my aspirations in life is to build a German Christmas pyramid.  Your advent project looks very similar.

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Nope. ;) While it is handmade, not by mine ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver

One of my aspirations in life is to build a German Christmas pyramid.  Your advent project looks very similar.

Just repairing the candle arch ... Building a pyramid is definitely another level. :) Would you plan/layout it yourself if you did it, or use available/bought plans? There are quite a couple of shops dedicated to scrolling, selling plans, like this one: https://laubsaegenshop.biz/epages/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e/Categories/59/4 (Not affiliated!)

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Next two. :)





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Oliver
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Oliver

Offline HarveyWildes

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Nope. ;) While it is handmade, not by mine ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver

One of my aspirations in life is to build a German Christmas pyramid.  Your advent project looks very similar.

Just repairing the candle arch ... Building a pyramid is definitely another level. :) Would you plan/layout it yourself if you did it, or use available/bought plans? There are quite a couple of shops dedicated to scrolling, selling plans, like this one: https://laubsaegenshop.biz/epages/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e/Categories/59/4 (Not affiliated!)

Kind regards,
Oliver

Hi Oliver - I'll definitely look at the plans, but I was thinking of buying a kit for my first go at it.  For this Christmas I may just buy one assembled for my wife - she loves them.

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I now know that this bit holder is build from 2 bit holders glued together. Although, I wish I hadn't found out.  [censored] lol. ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver

Had a great phone conversation with someone from Wera a couple of minutes ago. They were actually quite surprised when they found my E-Mail with the pictures.

Needless to say, they're sending a new one, and would like to have the old one for analyzing. Promised to keep me in the loop as to what went wrong/ why this one broke.

Great customer service and communication.  [big grin]

Kind regards,
Oliver

Hi,

So lets start with this. While I had my morning espresso UPS came by with a package from Wera.



New bit holder, and a T30 bit-socket (non impact) for testing and evaluation.

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Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Two new pictures from my Advent project. :)





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Oliver
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Oliver

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Then a contactor is kinda acting up again. I didn't do much but measure it's surface temperature, checked against the base board of that built in cabinet with a radiator beneath - just to be sure. And then I wanted to know if that buzzing and humming is definitely coming from the contactor, so I used an old school industrial stethoscope - and yes, it's the contactor. ... to be continued at some point ...









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Oliver
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Oliver

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Just in case someone is interested in some more pictures of that industrial/ mechanic's stethoscope. :)



















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Oliver
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Oliver

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That's pretty cool!  Seems like something that is still useful.

Seth

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Hi Seth,

yeah, it definitely is. :) That red piece is even insulated to some extend - so when used near live circuits risk of electric shock is significantly reduced.


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Oliver
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Oliver

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Hi!

Next batch of pictures. :)







Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Next batch. :)









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Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Just in case someone is interested in some more pictures of that industrial/ mechanic's stethoscope. :)

Those stethoscope's are really, really handy for diagnosing engine noises in automobiles and motorcycles.  [big grin]

Originally, I used a long handled screwdriver (18"-24") and put the metal blade on the suspected noise source and placed the handle against my ear. That worked...kind of...sometimes...sort of...

Then about 20 years ago I picked up an inexpensive Lisle stethoscope for $15-$20. What a huge difference that makes, you can actually hear a bad bearing in an alternator with it.  [smile]

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@Cheese I thought you might like the pictures. :) Totally agree, stethoscope makes all the difference :) I still know mechanics who use the screwdriver for this, like you say - sometimes it works. :)

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Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Nope. ;) While it is handmade, not by mine ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver

One of my aspirations in life is to build a German Christmas pyramid.  Your advent project looks very similar.

Just repairing the candle arch ... Building a pyramid is definitely another level. :) Would you plan/layout it yourself if you did it, or use available/bought plans? There are quite a couple of shops dedicated to scrolling, selling plans, like this one: https://laubsaegenshop.biz/epages/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e/Categories/59/4 (Not affiliated!)

Kind regards,
Oliver

Hi Oliver - I'll definitely look at the plans, but I was thinking of buying a kit for my first go at it.  For this Christmas I may just buy one assembled for my wife - she loves them.

Hi Harvey,

thought of you today. It's my job to assemble this every year and place new candles into the candle holders once they are done.

My parents bought this decades ago for my grandparents, now it lives on, here. It's not high end by any means, but nice to look at anyway. :) Thought you, maybe your wife, might enjoy the pics! :)













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Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Nope. ;) While it is handmade, not by mine ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver

One of my aspirations in life is to build a German Christmas pyramid.  Your advent project looks very similar.

Just repairing the candle arch ... Building a pyramid is definitely another level. :) Would you plan/layout it yourself if you did it, or use available/bought plans? There are quite a couple of shops dedicated to scrolling, selling plans, like this one: https://laubsaegenshop.biz/epages/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e/Categories/59/4 (Not affiliated!)

Kind regards,
Oliver

Hi Oliver - I'll definitely look at the plans, but I was thinking of buying a kit for my first go at it.  For this Christmas I may just buy one assembled for my wife - she loves them.

Hi Harvey,

thought of you today. It's my job to assemble this every year and place new candles into the candle holders once they are done.

My parents bought this decades ago for my grandparents, now it lives on, here. It's not high end by any means, but nice to look at anyway. :) Thought you, maybe your wife, might enjoy the pics! :)


...

Kind regards,
Oliver


Very cool!  I had a friend whose family had one when I was growing up, and I used to love being able to watch it.  I ordered the kit from Erzgebirge-Palace - should be here soon.


Cheers,


John

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Isn’t this a symbol of what the essence of Christmas is all about...peace on earth and good will to ALL of mankind.

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Nope. ;) While it is handmade, not by mine ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver

One of my aspirations in life is to build a German Christmas pyramid.  Your advent project looks very similar.

Just repairing the candle arch ... Building a pyramid is definitely another level. :) Would you plan/layout it yourself if you did it, or use available/bought plans? There are quite a couple of shops dedicated to scrolling, selling plans, like this one: https://laubsaegenshop.biz/epages/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/75b27a44-6f98-45b7-9db3-e355e79ea05e/Categories/59/4 (Not affiliated!)

Kind regards,
Oliver

Hi Oliver - I'll definitely look at the plans, but I was thinking of buying a kit for my first go at it.  For this Christmas I may just buy one assembled for my wife - she loves them.

Hi Harvey,

thought of you today. It's my job to assemble this every year and place new candles into the candle holders once they are done.

My parents bought this decades ago for my grandparents, now it lives on, here. It's not high end by any means, but nice to look at anyway. :) Thought you, maybe your wife, might enjoy the pics! :)


...

Kind regards,
Oliver


Very cool!  I had a friend whose family had one when I was growing up, and I used to love being able to watch it.  I ordered the kit from Erzgebirge-Palace - should be here soon.


Cheers,


John

That sounds great John! Would love it if you share some pictures when you're building it. :)


Isn’t this a symbol of what the essence of Christmas is all about...peace on earth and good will to ALL of mankind.

Amen to that @Cheese

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Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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And the last post on my Advent project. :)










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Oliver
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Oliver

Offline grobkuschelig

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Nicely done!

Just in time for some Glühwein. ;)

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Thanks & yeah.  [big grin]

Cold enough for Glühwein already in your part of G? We had the first frost last night, about -2 C° and I had to de-ice the car this morning for the first time.

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Nice picture within a picture  [wink]

Seth

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Cold enough for Glühwein already in your part of G? We had the first frost last night, about -2 C° and I had to de-ice the car this morning for the first time...

Had my first Glühwein on the last weekend of November. [emoji41]
Unplanned, but we were at an old monastery where they were already pouring out cups. [emoji39](and it was cold enough)

It’s been freezing here for the last two weeks, roughly. At least enough for de-icing in the mornings.

What is worse is that it get’s harder to keep the shop warm and there are still so many projects to finish.... [emoji51][emoji33]

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Nice picture within a picture  [wink]

Seth

Yeah, candle arch builder in a candle arch. :)

Cold enough for Glühwein already in your part of G? We had the first frost last night, about -2 C° and I had to de-ice the car this morning for the first time...

Had my first Glühwein on the last weekend of November. [emoji41]
Unplanned, but we were at an old monastery where they were already pouring out cups. [emoji39](and it was cold enough)

It’s been freezing here for the last two weeks, roughly. At least enough for de-icing in the mornings.

What is worse is that it get’s harder to keep the shop warm and there are still so many projects to finish.... [emoji51][emoji33]


Sounds great! Maybe I'll allow myself a cigar over the weekend and pour a Glühwein. :)

Yeah, my basement "workshop" isn't heated either. It only gets some warmth from the hall if the door is open. I didn't need to yet, but I have a small air heater to warm the foot space under my working table and desk. You might want to try that, does wonders ...

That said, I rather feel a little chilly than sweating my a** off. ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver