I decided to re-tile our guest bathroom myself and hire a refinishing company to refinish the bathtub. I finished this project about a month ago, but I’ve been too busy at the other house to write it up until now.
We have a Yamaha player piano that I have been using off and on for around 15 years. It needed some work to maintain the hammers and make sure it can record correctly.
I was getting tired of soldering new a new cable on my headphones every few months, so I replaced the cable with a female 3.5mm headphone jack on the headphones. This is a cheap and easy improvement to any pair of wired headphones.
My office chair was pretty nice with a spot for a headrest to attach, but mine came without the headrest accessory. I decided it was worth a bit of effort, so I cobbled one together.
I repaired a credenza and made a pair of shelves to make a dry bar corner.
When I went to load a game for the first time in this PS4, the slot drive blocked my disc. This drive has a little wall that it lifts up so that you don’t accidentally stick a disc in while the disc in the drive is spinning, but this drive had a bit of an underbite. That wall was jammed above its intended position and was locking the rest of the mechanism.
This is one of Smith’s “Corona” portable typewriters, manufactured in 1926. At some point, it entered my grandparents’ typewriter store in San Francisco and, after they retired, it entered my grandfather’s basement collection of over 150 typewriters. After he passed away, my dad dug it out of the basement and…
A while ago, I helped some friends move to their new house. They had one of those Target-brand shelves that every college student is familiar with. They cost about $20, and you can find lots of them for free near dorm dumpsters after the school year ends. The shelf was…
I played a lot of piano over the holidays, and by January I noticed that a couple of keys were beginning to make a fairly annoying clicking sound when the hammer struck. Opening the piano up, I found that the heads of the offending hammers were loose. Hiring someone to…