Projector Screen

This took quite a bit of time to complete. The BUF IT committee had to discuss, research and get various agreements. We had to create a floor plan and learn how to compute distance ratios to see which model of projector would work well. Getting electricians took forever. And then we needed to change the color of the projector screen case. Coffee colored duct tape seemed the best choice, easier to obtain than colored adhesive vinyl. We strung the screen up with paracord for a few weeks to allow stakeholders the opportunity to change the height of the screen.

Today we got up the ladder again and replaced the paracord with steel cables and turnbuckles. I got them tensioned sufficiently in place that we didn’t notice a change in focus when we turned the projector on again. This screen and the projector took over a year on the calendar, and about four weekends this summer to install.

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Window for soldering station

Linseed. 25deg bevel on top edge. Wash the window and attach piano hinge in the morning. #carpentry #diy

Table Saw Maintenance

These wheels will save my back. Made out of a 2×6 and 6in wheels with 6in iron rods as axles.

Making the wooden brackets was fun. They could be more secure, but I didn’t have time to snip up some nail plate and dig up small sheet metal screws.

The more frustrating part of this saw is that the bevel alignment is the weakest part. The BPS15 model has a really weak attachment between the bevel handle and the pinion gear. I drilled opposing holes through the back of the knob and screwed it in place.

Next the bevel adjustment bolts to make 0 and 45 angles correct are also kind of a joke. You loosen them and it actually just frees part if the saw bracing from the housing. I would really rather have seen a better mechanism, like an offset screw. Crappy.

Troll dice

Made these out of a reclaimed piece of 4×10. Threw out quite a bit of eaten wood and threw out the ones that started to issue termites.

Next time, I will use forstner bits or drill ahead of time and trim them down on the table saw to correct the chip out.

Pulling 200 Feet of Cable

We wrapped five 200 foot segments of the direct burial line back onto the original spool so we could tape them all together. The paint cans are ballast to keep the spool from sliding around.

Our first pull attempt was thwarted by friction. We yanked it back and greased the nose of the cable and it went through well.

The cables then had to be completely un-spooled again, the opposite end taped, and then pushed through three more short conduit runs. It comes out of the wall in the sound room of the sanctuary.