I really want to die. Can anyone kill me please?
I want to inject apple juice directly into my bloodstream.
Don't go makin' potato pies without my company>
The little metal piece that acts as a child-deterrent on a BiC lighter is called a crotch
I think the word "horse" should be spelled "whorse," because they are a bunch of stupid spoiled whores.
If I ever see a burning building, I will enter it, and anyone trapped inside will see me walking towards them with a protective aura around me protecting me from the fire. My clothes won't even burn.
I got sick of trying to figure out a powder coater and trying to find a mill, so I just started assembling last night. I spent about 6 hours putting it together. I was so tired when I was finished I could barely keep my eyes open or even mentally focus to find a power cord. The only thing I didn't finish was wiring in the power button. When I fired it up the tubes glowed, but no LEDs lit up. I looked at the schematic and figured that there was no high voltage being supplied to the tubes, so I tested the supply. Nothing. I traced my wiring and noticed that I forgot to solder the wirewound resistor lead to 13L. I soldered it up, fired it back up, and everything lit up like it should. I plugged in my headphones and there was a pretty loud hiss going on, but after a minute it quieted down completely. It sounds slightly better than before due to the Speedball. It's been months since I've heard it, so it's impossible to be certain what difference it made. I only got to snap one picture of a bunch of stuff mounted to the top plate. I ran out of #4-40 torx screws, so I am going to wait until I receive the rest of them to take the final pictures. I regret going with this silver-plated stranded wire. Even tinned, it was a pain in the ass to wrap around terminals.
I went ahead and made an order to McMaster-Carr yesterday and I got my hardware today. Part of the order was to replace the standoffs that came with the Speedball to hex-shaped jawns. The ones from the Speedball I drilled out and turned into the short spacers you see between the PCB and transformer bracket. Now all that awaits is trying to find a powder coater with the color I want and someone who will let me use a mill with my bit for a few minutes.
I got the tube socket bracket from the machinist and polished it a little. It was machined by Accurate CNC Services in Idaho.
The Speedball is half built. They accidentally sent me two small boards and a small board before it's split apart. Just waiting on the proper board to arrive. I'm glad for the error because I didn't care for how they split the board. It looks like it was cut with something that incises instead of something like a saw, so I was able to split my own and I used a hack saw to get a nice edge. I still need to buy a powder coating kit, a toaster oven, and all of the Torx hardware from McMaster-Carr. A company is CNCing the bracket I designed for the 9-pin socket. The only other thing I need to do before I can sit down and start assembling is to machine (find someone to let me use a mill) an indent into the top plate for the headphone jack.