I decided to up my soldering game.
I've retired the venerable Weller WLC-100 I've had for years and countless projects.
It's been replaced with a Hakko FX888D rig.
Which, despite its Fisher-Price color scheme, is quite the capable rig and better suited to pedal builds than the old rig due to better heat control and a grounded tip, which the previous unit didn't have. Not having a grounded tip is fine in a guitar, but can be risky in a situation with discreet components like transistors, IC, etc. where the risk of ESD is higher. Since most of my lead slinging these days is building pedals and the odd electrical repair job you can see why I decided it was time.
Thanks, I'd been looking at a new rig for a while now and this last pedal build sort of pushed me over the line.Nice bit o kit Raiyn, My soldering was always a bit hit & miss, probably because I seldom used it to gain experience with it.
Routine doctors appointment today.
Off to get a haircut this morning! I tried to arrange a phone appointment but couldn’t~
Then to the hardware to try and get hoses and things right here. Hoses and fittings are rubbish since the rise of China as a supplier!
I would feel the same way. My primary care doctor is a loveable teddy bear of a guy, and we really hit it off when I went for an appointment wearing a drum and bugle corps t-shirt. Turns out he was in a corps that I was very familiar with, so we spent half the appointment talking about our favorite shows over the years!My doctor is leaving and I’m gutted! Navin is heading off to spend time in an ICU as he needs the experience to be accepted in the Flying Doctor service which is his ambition.
I mixed up the last of the manure & used compost into a wheelie bin yesterday & when I used the hosepipe nozzle to rinse away the dirt on the driveway the nozzle fell to pieces I've ordered a brass one off the ebay, More expensive but as I use it a lot I thought enough is enough with the plastic ones, I nearly always forget to take the multi nozzle gun off the hosepipe over Winter as the ice splits them every year
There are options.Can we go back to making things here, or the USA or Germany please? I’d rather pay more.
So SIL Roz is coming out for lunch today and I need to mow the lawn. I need to get out as soon as it dries enough and get it cut, After that I’m going to fire up the wood oven outside and cook a leg of lamb and roast veggies for lunch and we will eat outside, so a busy morning ahead.
Need to clean the BBQ too after cooking last nights steak.
I’ve got some brass fittings and together they are OK, it’s just mixing plastic and brass doesn’t seem to work very well.There are options.
These are just the low hanging fruit.
OOo! Got an email from Dove tail games last night Train Sim World 2 saying they are having a festival of railways sale & I snagged some BR routes for 75% off Southwestern High Speed London st Pancras to Faversham (remember the Beverley Hillbillies TV program in the 1960's confusing Faversham with an English greeting word )
The other I bought was a Brighton to Lewes route.