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  # 1337090 4-Jul-2015 21:15
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Finally finished this espresso machine I've been working on for ages.



http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/fabrication/brasilia-espresso-machine-restoration-and-pid-upgrade/







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  # 1337189 5-Jul-2015 06:28
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That's fantastic! Well done!

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  # 1337494 5-Jul-2015 21:34
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I finally built a couple of step stools for my son and one of his friends to use around the house. They're made from offcuts of american ash timber and still require a good sanding before a light oil coating. 

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  # 1337495 5-Jul-2015 21:39
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Those are really nice. Where do you get the American Ash?




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  # 1337558 6-Jul-2015 08:21
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Not sure exactly sorry. A buddy of mine is a furniture maker and these were made from leftover pieces of a table he made. I know he's used lumberbank before though. The grain in this ash is much darker than a typical piece, hence the offcuts. 

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  # 1338374 7-Jul-2015 11:26
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mcraenz: Finally finished this espresso machine I've been working on for ages.



http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/fabrication/brasilia-espresso-machine-restoration-and-pid-upgrade/





Well done on making it to hackaday.com.

http://hackaday.com/2015/07/06/restoring-an-espresso-machine-to-the-21st-century/





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  # 1338391 7-Jul-2015 11:57
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Cheers! Yeah my blog is getting hit hard now.




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  # 1342089 13-Jul-2015 12:31
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Does it make good coffee?

mcraenz: Finally finished this espresso machine I've been working on for ages.





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  # 1342607 13-Jul-2015 21:50
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Yep sure dose.




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  # 1419187 2-Nov-2015 19:30
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OK so summer is coming....
As much as i enjoy watering the lawn, i believe that some automation needs to be put in place.

We moved into our new home about 3months or maybe 4 ago? We have the original 20,000L water tank sitting in the back garden collecting water and doing absolutely nothing with it. I can see at some point in time, it was actually connected to the house.

Anyway, decided to utilize the water....purchased a pressure pump and connected it to the tank.
Did the water bucket  (9L) test and came out with 38.4LPM. I believe i can increase the LPM by using a bigger inlet pipe.

The project isnt 100% yet, still need to do some tweaks and add the automation device ( Rachia / blossom not sure yet )...

so the digging begins...

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  # 1431679 20-Nov-2015 13:12
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I've been planning to tidy up our lounge TV system.

I was inspired by this picture to build something similar:


Here's what I've done so far:
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Behind the TV:

 

  • 1 power point
  • 1 UHF outlet
  • 1 ethernet port
  • 3 HDMI cables down to the cabinet (cabinet is yet to be built)
  • 2 USB cables down to the cabinet

Behind the to be built cabinet:

 

  • 3 double power points (with space for a fourth)
  • 1 UHF outlet
  • Provision for two satellite outlets
  • 4 ethernet ports (with space for 2 more if needed)
  • The 3 HDMI cables to the TV (TV has 3 HDMI ports)
  • Provision for a future surround sound system.

I've used PDL 600 series modular grid plates for all inlets/outlets, to allow for future expansion.
I can run more cable connections inside the wall from the TV to the cabinet if needed.

My next step is to build a wall mounted cabinet for the units that we have now (DVD recorder, Blu ray player and a Tivo.)
It's going to be 1000 * 400 * 400 mm, which should be large enough for all the foreseeable toys.

Any comments or suggestions? Cheers. laughing



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  # 1431724 20-Nov-2015 14:12
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Nice setup for TV.

I'm having to replace a section of rotten chipboard flooring after stripping out the old kitchen ready for new cabinets.  Cannot find a builder with short notice availability anywhere in Auckland so bought my first circular saw..

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  # 1431805 20-Nov-2015 15:54
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jonb: Nice setup for TV.

I'm having to replace a section of rotten chipboard flooring after stripping out the old kitchen ready for new cabinets.  Cannot find a builder with short notice availability anywhere in Auckland so bought my first circular saw..


Ever tried buildersCrack.co.nz? Quite good and Def works...




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  # 1431838 20-Nov-2015 16:38
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'Bar'-B-Q, finished a few weeks ago, made from our old BBQ and a laundry tub from TM:

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I'm planning to re-do the timber front and splashback with a better matching stain.

Also an outdoor table, not really built so much as stuck together from an old gate and a table frame which someone started building then abandoned:

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p next I've got to put my chainsaw back together, and do some refurb on a table and several chairs...

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  # 1431922 20-Nov-2015 18:44
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BinaryLimited:
jonb: Nice setup for TV.

I'm having to replace a section of rotten chipboard flooring after stripping out the old kitchen ready for new cabinets.  Cannot find a builder with short notice availability anywhere in Auckland so bought my first circular saw..


Ever tried buildersCrack.co.nz? Quite good and Def works...


Thanks, I had tried nocowboys but didn't get any real responses.  Already have three interested from builderscrack.

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