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  1. You’re guessing right. Jackson Browne, Prince Charles and I are the same age. My wife gave me this book because I graduated from college in 1971. I too frequently needed a translator from British to American English.
  2. My Spartans officially stink. After beating Duke and being ranked as high as #4, they now lose regularly, including a 67 to 37 drubbing by Rutgers. Sure Covid-19 is a factor, but all teams are dealing with that. Izzo can not find a point guard to replace Cassius Winston. The Spartans will be lucky to make the NCAA tournament.
  3. You do want to get it right. To invest time and money to not get it right makes no sense. I think I understand your question about the angles. Are you concerned about the small gaps that result where the internal panels meet the top and bottom at slight angles? If so, don’t be. After the glue sets, before you put on the final side, caulk all the seams to fill in the tiny gaps and to guarantee the seal at the joints. I used Loctite PL to glue everything together. IMO, it is stronger than wood glue, such as Titebond. It’s also more viscous, which helps to seal the joints. That said, I used silicone caulk to seal the accessible joints after the Loctite PL had cured. Obviously, you can’t caulk the joints between the final side and the internal panels after the side is in place. The chewing gum texture of the Loctite PL gave me confidence in the strength and seal, more so than runny wood glue. I drilled the holes in the final side panel and screwed it to the enclosure and internal panels WITHOUT GLUE to hold the internal panels in the proper alignment until the Glue cured. Clamps held the the whole assembly tightly together until the glue cured. When I reached the moment of truth to attach the final side panel, I applied Loctite PL to all mating surfaces and placed the side straight down on the perimeter and internal panels. The side was then screwed and clamped until the glue cured. If there are any leaks, the design is compromised. Feel free to contact me by PM if you want to discuss this in further detail. Good luck.
  4. It’s not a minor question. The positioning of the internal panels is critical. Any significant deviation from Lil’Mike’s design will create something other than what was designEd and modeled. Fortunately, the first four I built were flat packs from DIY Sound Group. The prec-cut panels and dado cuts guaranteed proper panel placement. Unfortunately, the flat packs are no longer available, apparently over concern that Lil’Mikes design could infringe a patent. Whether or not the design infringes a patent does not prevent DIY construction for personal use, but you must follow accurate plans exactly if you want the designed and modeled results. The fifth one I built from scratch following the plan exactly. The plans I used are attached as a pdf. As I recall, the plan did not refer to angles, but identified points using dimensions. The specific length of each internal panel is indicated. The end of an internal panel is located X inches from the side and Y inches from the top of a side panel. The other end of the panel is also located by its distance from the side and top of a side panel. If carefully followed as to all internal panels, the angles will take care of themselves. Exodus Anarchy 25hz TH.pdf
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    Is she a member of Parliament?
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    I get it, I think. The trick is that clicking on the video button does not play a video, which means I am the tricked monkey. There are two problems with this joke. Neither I nor the gorilla in the photo is a monkey. Monkeys have tails; humans and other apes, such as gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans, do not. Just ask Elden @dtel.
  7. Congratulations! Well, since you own them, what is the answer to you question? IMO, if the question is “easily removable,” the answer is no. If the question is removable, the answer is yes, but time consuming and possibly not worth the effort. What have you decided?
  8. Even at 72 I prefer dressing warmly for cold snowy weather to being forced indoors to air conditioned “comfort” to avoid hot humid weather that would be intolerable even if totally nude in my back yard, which the neighbors petitioned against. Luckily, they dropped their complaint, citing a lack of evidence, at least any that would stand up in court. Garments can be added as needed for the cold, but subtraction for the heat can only go so far.
  9. Although not featured in the photos above, I especially like the Hudson steel body. The style is elegant and it’s not another fiberglass Ford replica. Also, as an older Detroiter, Hudson has a strong connection to the city. When you get her done, drive up to the Motor City. I ‘d like a ride. We can visit the Hudson museum in Ypsilanti, MI, but first we would pick up some friends at the bus stop.
  10. Welcome. Your room will be fine. I’ve used La Scalas in smaller spaces and in much larger spaces with excellent results.
  11. Where are the hollys? Are they hiding behind the Holleys?
  12. Yes. Each bump brings the thread back to the top to be seen by potential buyers.
  13. I agree. The restoration excuses the writing. Something about the continuous paragraph that wears you out before you start reading. Paragraph breaks give your brain an opportunity to rest. I guess that is why I have difficulty with Mellville and Moby Dick.
  14. Thank you OP for editing your initial post to no longer suggest that Chuck, @Tarheel, perform an unnatural act. Sticking to your price is your right; insulting your potential buyers is not. They look spectacular. GLWS
  15. Welcome, I don’t think the original veneer was put on using heat activated adhesive, which is not to say that using a heat gun to facilitate removal might not be helpful. Perhaps Andy @HDBRbuilder can offer better informed advice. I look forward to following your progress. Please keep us apprised.
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    RIP Hank Aaron

    A friend sent the link below. It was my first awareness of the passing of Hammerin’ Hank. May Aaron and Kaline both RIP. I won’t spoil the outcome, but both players seemed genuinely motivated by the relatively small prize money. https://youtu.be/mhZLtsEPjyo
  17. IMO, the tweeter is definitely an upgrade. Regarding the crossover, the Crites network is an upgrade over an aged Klipsch network, even though it might be comparable to the Klipsch network when it was new.
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    RIP Hank Aaron

    RIP Mr. Aaron. Were Henry born today, he would probably not have the legendary baseball career. Today opportunities in athletics and education not available to a young Henry Aaron would have made a career in professional baseball much less likely.
  19. Interesting way to discourage tailgating. https://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/7241823593.html It’s not clear to me from the listing whether the General Electric Model T58-8F turbine engine powers the rear wheels, or just provides exhaust thrust. That engine was used to power helicopters; it has a shaft to deliver power to the rotors of a helicopter. Similar “jet” engines power hydroplanes by use of a propeller, not exhaust thrust. From the description in the listing, my guess is that it does not power the rear wheels.
  20. With Bob's gracious and expert help I was able to refurbish two La Scalas that had hung in an Ohio bar for decades. Now they help a Michigan high school band director. Hundreds of young musicians are exposed to the clear dynamic sound of Klipsch; an homage to Bob Crites and PWK.
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