Crafty Thread - what are you working on at the moment?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by radio_atomica, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    It's lovely. I like stripping stuff back to wood like you've done there. Rustic's a much better finish for me. I love the print too. Top stool :cool::thumbs:
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  2. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    Cheers friedaweed. I asked Boudicca where she got the fabric from after seeing her chair.
  3. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    They do valve amps too. Might buy one next yr. :)
  4. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I watched a teardown video of one of those 'tube' amps. The guy doing the teardown tested the signals and voltages and reckons the tubes serve no purpose other than decoration.
  5. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Then I'll just have to build one from a schematic!
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  6. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    This probably belongs in the audiophile thread but seeing as it was brought up here...
    I've just read that people were replacing and comparing different valves in those nobsound amps, and deciding which valves performed best. There was, apparently, a lengthy discussion on the topic, which, considering the valves are basically just acting as ornamental fuses, makes it quite hilarious! :D
  7. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I'm sure that if you put some NOS Mullard EC88s in, it'd sound better than some cheap Chinese thermionic fuses! ;)
  8. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I used to buy NOS Mullard tubes for my tube mic. They were great, for about a month.
    But, apparently, a piece of wire will perform equally as good, in those Nobsound valve amps.
  9. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I used to buy Tesla valves for my guitar amp, when I could find them (this is back in the 80s). Liked the way they degraded.
  10. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Hopefully be taking a stall at the school's Christmas Fair again this year.

    Went for pom poms last year but concentrating more on felt this.

  11. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Lost my mate this week who taught me to fly fish. He was a much loved colleague by all who worked with him at work. It's been so glum all week in the office I thought I'd take a day out and do something that reminded me of him today.

    It was too windy to fish so I made a fly in his honour.

    I give you the 'Pugwash' Raggle Taggle Hopper. :thumbs:


    Hook. Kamasan Size 10 emerger surface hook.
    Thread. 8/0 Lime green.
    Body. Cadis green seals fur. Rusty orange hares fur hotspot.
    Rib. Pearl Mylar.
    Wing. Cul de canard tufts in woodcock brown.
    Legs. Knotted pheasants tail fibres.
    Hackle. Ginger Indian cock neck hackle.
    Head. Olive green hares dubbin.

    He's away with the gypsies now for sure.:cool:
  12. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    Does she still want one and how old is she?? I have a Red Arrows boiler suit (?) somewhere, aged roughly 4-5 I think. If you want it I am happy to post it to you :)
  13. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    We have one of those too! She is taller than J though.... I was going to offer ours but thought it would cut her in half
  14. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Ooh, maybe! She has just turned 5, Manter, but I don't think she is particularly tall. I will ask!

    (I am slightly puzzled as to why Red Arrow costumes are a thing)
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  15. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    Me too :D Ours came from a car boot, my daughter insisted on buying it then never wore it. But I didn't think I'd ever find anyone to give it to - bit niche :confused::D
  16. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Her mother says yes please, so PM incoming. :)

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