Category Archives: Hobbies

Got a new guitar!

So I picked up a sweet deal of a tele.  It is a late 2000′s model Squire Affinity Series Telecaster.  It’s been stripped and poly’d so it has a natural finish.  I already have plans for this guitar including new … Continue reading

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Digispark bike speedometer

Lately I’ve been thinking about doing an Arduino or similar based project.  I heard about the Digispark (which is basically a mini Arduino) from AwkwardEngineer.com and was intreagued.  I’m thinking of using a Digispark to drive a I2C 4×7 segment … Continue reading

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Metal working

I’ve been using my little 50 amp stick welder for a few small projects and have found that I really like how 1/16″ 7014 rod runs as compared to 1/16″ 6013.  Now, for either rod it really makes sense to … Continue reading

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Chainsaws, cc to bar (inches) ratio

Home use:  2.5:1 Firewood: 3:1 Professional Cutting: 3-3.5:1 depending on wood Never should you have a saw with more bar than engine.  Why?  It’s frustrating, it means more sharpening with no wood-cutting gain (long bar, but can’t bury it in … Continue reading

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Linux Wars!

I’ve been going through my archives and finding some interesting projects from my past.  While in college I developed an Atari 2600 ROM that was hacked from the Space Invaders game.  It replaces the sprites with Linux and Microsoft derivatives.  … Continue reading

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Things to do with an iPad for around $100

I’ve had a hankering to get myself an iPad for a while now, but I just can’t justify the cost.  Things are starting to change though.  No longer is an iPad just a web browser palette.   You can run your … Continue reading

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I’m an amp tech!

I’ve successfully repaired (and have been compensated for) a guitar amp for a local music shop.  This isn’t a big deal as far as the technical aspects go since I have been repairing amps for several years and have even … Continue reading

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CPU paperweight

A year or so ago I was gutting computers for handy pieces of metal (primarily the sheets for the case sides as well as aluminum heatsinks).  One of them happened to contained an old Intel 486-33mhz CPU, circa 1989.  As … Continue reading

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I like my amp and guitar too much

I got so excited last night that I had an hour or so to jam on my new amp that I did just that.  Now I have a couple blisters.  Guess I got a little too excited.  That said, it … Continue reading

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SSGuitar.com doing well!

All my work seems to be paying off over at ssguitar.com.  We are having more legitimate posts and at the same time virtually no spam postings!  Now I need to start looking at publicizing the site more as well as … Continue reading

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