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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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Online 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

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

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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 ;)

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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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Next two. :)





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Oliver
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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!)

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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. ;)

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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]

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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
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Oliver

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Two new pictures from my Advent project. :)





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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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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.

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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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Hi!

Next batch of pictures. :)







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Oliver
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Oliver

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Next batch. :)









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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. :)

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]