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  1. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yeah. Women hate wires. To tell the truth I was kinda amazed at the rats nest I had growing under the desk. With all the dog hair in with the wires it looked absolutely "fuzzy" under there. Planning to employ a lot of "cup hooks" under the desk so's to help keep them off the ground.
     
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    AA9B75BE-C5EB-4F58-AE91-C3855E897828.jpeg I have some work to do in the wires area.

    We have been married almost 44 years. She has accepted my “hobby” to some extent but the wires are a sore point.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    48 years here, same complaint from the wife.
     
  4. Barry_NJ

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    Pic of the Pipe Speaker set-up before it gets dismantled?
     
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    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

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    Mike, saying nice job to you is so redundant. Everything you make is so impressive. I was going to ask how you'll move that mass of maple, but I remembered when you moved the gas stove into the fireplace. Mighty Mike!
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    cup hooks....OMG, Metal cup hooks....aren't ya
    afraid the signal will get corrupted?:fearscream:
     
  7. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Hehe, yeah I should make them out of non magnetic brass eh?
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Cup hooks work great, and if they aren't large enough for the wire bundle just use tie wraps and screw in anchors.

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  9. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Sorry Barry, already down. I had them up on the walls on little shelves, on 2 walls as the current huge desk is a corner unit.

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    The new one will be on the wall adjacent from the window with the monitor and soundbar on the wall also. Will not protrude into doorway like the current monster and basically fills the space from the door to the window. Today the desk will be disassembled, cut up and tossed inna trash. Then painting the walls and install the mounting stuff for the desk. Once I get that in we'll move everything out and replace the floor.
     
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    No worries Mike, thought they would have been cool to see ;-)
     
  11. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Painted and wall support up;

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    The "big boy"

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    Tested to make sure it works before I toss the box

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    Works good, now have to contract the flooring!
     
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    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Desk test fit and set to drill the holes for the (2) 3/8" SS carriage bolts that will attach the desk to the wall support.

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    Bored (2) 1.5" holes in wall support for wires to pass. Flooring guy arrives in 15 minutes to measure room. Should be done some time next week!
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Very nice work.
     
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    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    Well done!
     
  16. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Thanks!

    Power strip in. 10 outlets, 48 inches long with plenty of space between the sockets so the "warts" won't be a problem.

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    Flooring guy measured the room and a quote will be coming.
     
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    Love the look Mike. Well done.
     
  18. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Soundbars are supposed to be ear level which is kinda hard with this eh? And they're pretty easy to move too unlike big monitors. So I tilted it;

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    Made up these little legs from some leftover butcher block;

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    Now to stain 'em black and poly them!
     
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    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Floor to be replaced Wednesday. Some changes, wife suggested we move the gun safe to the office and I agreed. Too heavy for the laminate, so I'm making a "pad" out of the butcher block to set the safe on at a later date and the laminate will go to the pad. Should make it a lot easier to install the safe too and no worry about 1000 lbs of guns and safe cracking the laminate. I'll glue the wood to the slab with silicone which will stay somewhat flexible. Tossing the file cabinet the chest and the bookcase, ordered up another file cabinet. I'm tired, lotta work!
     
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    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    The before;

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    Painted and all set to go. That carpet is good stuff, installers couldn't believe it is 35 years old.
    And the after;

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    I had the guys install around this pad for the gun safe. Same butcher block as the desk, unused from an abandoned project. Floor guy thought a 750 pound safe (full of guns) must weigh close to a grand might be bad for the hard laminate floating on 3mm PVA. Ain't gonna hurt the maple glued to the slab. Had to do the moulding too.

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    Surfers paradise!

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    Sub already moved from under the desk, didn't sound good, now on shelf and much better. Need to get some more wiring done and then pretty up the wires under the desk. Even now it's much better than it was. The little Vizio soundbar sounds good. Not as good as those Tangband periscope speaks I built, but hey, it looks way neater and cleaner. Price must be paid. Surfing on a 43 inch monitor is sweet, like how did that 27 inch ever work...
     
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