What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by Tinkaroo » 06 May 2019 10:04

vinyl master wrote:
06 May 2019 07:14
Those squirrels can get quite crafty! One of my neighbors (an older man) back in the day had a problem with squirrels climbing up a pole that held one of his birdhouses on top and stealing all the seed for themselves, so he put some type of sticky tar around the pole, to encourage them slipping down the pole...Well, they just found a nearby tree branch that they could use as a jumping-off point and they would just pounce onto the birdhouse from above...Oh, well...He tried! 8-[
I was talking to someone the other day who's friend lost a car to squirrels chewing a wiring harness and setting off the airbags. They can also start electrical fires in a house by chewing wires. Cute and crafty but also a pest at times.

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by jdjohn » 06 May 2019 22:36

I have found that for problem squirrels, the best solution is a pellet gun :twisted:

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by Tinkaroo » 07 May 2019 11:59

jdjohn wrote:
06 May 2019 22:36
I have found that for problem squirrels, the best solution is a pellet gun :twisted:
Yes, that's the ticket!

Unfortunately they are red coloured country squirrels, small and fast. Big city squirrels are big and fat and easier to get a bead on! :lol:

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by jdjohn » 07 May 2019 15:17

I know a guy who specializes in rodent removal :P
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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by Tinkaroo » 07 May 2019 15:31

jdjohn wrote:
07 May 2019 15:17
I know a guy who specializes in rodent removal :P
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I took care of the varmint this morning but I do admire Bill's technique and dedication! =D>

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by jdjohn » 07 May 2019 19:15

Tinkaroo wrote:
07 May 2019 15:31
I took care of the varmint this morning but I do admire Bill's technique and dedication! =D>
Well done! =D> They can be a menace, and they are usually the ones that start it!
"If you don't start none, there won't be none." [-X

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by jdjohn » 04 Aug 2019 03:33

My recent putzing has been on a pair of vintage KLH Model 20 speakers. Here is the stock crossover, but with an 8uF cap out of the picture.
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It's a process:
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This cap had dried-up a bit:
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Here everything had been removed, just leaving the 3-way switch and (weird) RCA binding post:
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All passives replaced, plus some additional bracing:
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Added lots of polyfill after that pic, and closed everything up.

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by vinyl master » 04 Aug 2019 07:30

Ooohhh! They're looking nice there, Jody...And I bet they sound A-MA-ZING!! :mrgreen: =D>

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by Tinkaroo » 04 Aug 2019 08:59

jdjohn wrote:
04 Aug 2019 03:33
My recent putzing has been on a pair of vintage KLH Model 20 speakers. Here is the stock crossover, but with an 8uF cap out of the picture.
KLHxo.jpg
It's a process:
KLH.jpg
This cap had dried-up a bit:
KLHcap.jpg
Here everything had been removed, just leaving the 3-way switch and (weird) RCA binding post:
KLHswitch.jpg
All passives replaced, plus some additional bracing:
KLHnew.jpg
Added lots of polyfill after that pic, and closed everything up.
That dried up cap looks a lot like the Griswold's turkey. :shock:

It is sure to sound better after that work. Great job! =D>

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by Alec124c41 » 04 Aug 2019 13:53

I had squirrels in the attic, some years ago. I used a sling shot to fire mothballs at the rafters, so they shattered. Then I blocked their access with wire mesh.

Cheers,
Alec

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by Tinkaroo » 04 Aug 2019 16:25

Alec124c41 wrote:
04 Aug 2019 13:53
I had squirrels in the attic, some years ago. I used a sling shot to fire mothballs at the rafters, so they shattered. Then I blocked their access with wire mesh.

Cheers,
Alec
That will teach them to mess with you!

I like the delivery method and inventiveness of your solution to a pesky problem with the bushy-tailed rascals! =D>

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by jdjohn » 05 Aug 2019 04:11

vinyl master wrote:
04 Aug 2019 07:30
Ooohhh! They're looking nice there, Jody...And I bet they sound A-MA-ZING!! :mrgreen: =D>
Tinkaroo wrote:
04 Aug 2019 08:59
That dried up cap looks a lot like the Griswold's turkey. :shock:

It is sure to sound better after that work. Great job! =D>
Thanks guys! For what they are, they sound pretty good. In a small-to-medium sized room at sane listening levels, they would be quite adequate. They were built in the time when tube amps reigned, so would probably sound even better with that.

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by spensar » 22 Sep 2019 18:31

Putzin around with replacing grill cover cloth for the first time. No big skills needed but a satisfying result.

Supplies were Elaine's Tacky Glue, officer paperclips and a rotary fabric cutter. Basically what I had on hand plus a 1/2 meter of of speaker fabric from Fabricland ($7).

After scrubbing down the frames, the process took a few days as I glued one side and let it dry overnight so that the fabric could be stretched and held in place. That could be speeded up with clamping and not waiting on the glue as long but there was no rush. I glued it in place with a good amount of extra fabric and after it dried the fabric was trimmed down with the rotary cutter. The cutter is is super sharp and easily cut through the fabric and nice tool for this. The ends and folding the corners was fiddly and I ended up snipping a away fabric to the minimum until I had a fold that did the trick without bulging that showed - along with lots of glue.

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by Tinkaroo » 22 Sep 2019 20:44

spensar wrote:
22 Sep 2019 18:31
Putzin around with replacing grill cover cloth for the first time. No big skills needed but a satisfying result.

Supplies were Elaine's Tacky Glue, officer paperclips and a rotary fabric cutter. Basically what I had on hand plus a 1/2 meter of of speaker fabric from Fabricland ($7).

After scrubbing down the frames, the process took a few days as I glued one side and let it dry overnight so that the fabric could be stretched and held in place. That could be speeded up with clamping and not waiting on the glue as long but there was no rush. I glued it in place with a good amount of extra fabric and after it dried the fabric was trimmed down with the rotary cutter. The cutter is is super sharp and easily cut through the fabric and nice tool for this. The ends and folding the corners was fiddly and I ended up snipping a away fabric to the minimum until I had a fold that did the trick without bulging that showed - along with lots of glue.

The first picture is the before and the others a few snaps along the way.

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Nice work and some great tips! =D>

They turned out great!

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Re: What Are You Putzing Around On These Days?

Post by British Raj » 17 Oct 2019 18:25

Hi guys and gals ... Newbie here so please be gentle!
Seems like a friendly forum. Not sure if this counts as putzing but I have been tinkering in the man cave with my woodworking tools and come out with some custom storage units for my vinyl. Would this be an appropriate thread to post some pics on and get some views on what you think?

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