Table Saw Sled

This saw could be better. This sled could be better. It needs a wedge to square it up.

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Bungie Too Big

It took me a few tries to figure out how to use get the bungies around these pizzas. Bungies were too big, but not if I took up the slack by placing the pizzas atop to bungies and wrapped them around the top.

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Made it Fit

This is a Digium card, clearly intended for a 1U or ATX case. One of my goals is to reduce the number of high speed fans in the lab, so I repurposed my Lanner chassis. Using a typical twist drill bit is a poor choice for the job of an end mill, but it came out ok when I put a rotary steel brush to the aluminum plate.

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Soldered new cabling

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Heat shrinked cable ends fit nicely

Thoughts on Media Hosting

If the recordings are licensed in the public domain, out of copyright, or creative commons, archive.org provides free audio hosting. http://archive.org/about/faqs.php#224

All of the services listed are not a substitute for an offline cold backup, just a reminder. Site content on Amazon or YouTube can disappear because of copyright dispute claims or policy conflicts like Terms of Service violation or other arbitrary policy changes.

Commercial podcast hosting appears to be tiered by upload amount per month; this is a comparison: https://www.thepodcasthost.com/websites-hosting/best-podcast-hosting/

The advantages of some podcast hosting services is that they might have automatically generated RSS feed services, and might provide integration with other podcast syndicators such as rdio.com or stitcher.com. No particular service is better than others at iTunes integration because iirc, iTunes plays by its own rules.

Moving podcast hosting often involves altering podcast feeds which can alter the subscribers content (like flood it with hundreds of ‘unread/new’ items), or make it appear to have stopped updating altogether. It definitely takes some homework to prepare for a move.

Hosting videos can also be done on vimeo.com or anything that hosts files. Video hosting services typically differentiate themselves by their online players (mobile friendly vs High Definition).

Live streaming services are available from both YouTube, vimeo.com, or other services like ScaleEngine.com or Twich. Converting a live stream to a hosted video takes forethought to record the video, sometimes on a separate device.

Bookcase shelf and Kerf Cutting

By the time I started using the 1×12 planks fir the bookcase shelves, I noticed significantly more bowing in a few of the boards than when I bought them. I’m trying to help flex them flat by doing kerf cuts about half the depth of the boards on the convex side so I can glue and screw them back to flat when I assemble them.

Hand punch stand

I purchased this deep throat metal punch from Grizzly and it took them six months to get it to me. Well, that indignity aside, I mounted it to the side of the work bench with some leftover 2×6.