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  • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    I noticed you didn't spill your non-spill cup and I have the same cups

    Yes but I epoxy PVC pipe in mine. On the cups shown I the video take 1/2 PVC glue a coupler for 1/2 pipe. Machine the coupler to fit the lid rim, cut the pipe to allow approximately 1” from bottom of container. Then epoxy the pipe in the lid. Works as well as the spillmaster.

    I cover the process in this slop video https://youtu.be/3zcvaSd12Yc


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    • Good grief people...a really tall ie more likely to be tipped over cup that can't hold much to be 'spill proof'? Stuff also falls onto floor.. different deal than gently lolled over onto a desk.

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      • Originally posted by softtail View Post
        Good grief people...a really tall ie more likely to be tipped over cup that can't hold much to be 'spill proof'? Stuff also falls onto floor.. different deal than gently lolled over onto a desk.
        The modified cups actually won’t spill if knocked over. Trust me I have


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        • Spent all day sorting bins. I've got all of the 210 bins up in my loft sorted and organized with just Standard and metric bolts/nuts/washers. From 1/4" bolts up to 3/4", and from M4 up to M16. It took all day but it's so exciting now knowing I can go up there and find what I need. I still need to sort all of the smaller bolts/nuts/washers (< 1/4" and < M4) which are going into the small storage drawers. I'll post pictures of everything when I finish sorting the storage drawers.

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          • I feel you 3PH - I have 3 big organisers (from the searchlight deal of the century) that are waiting to have 3 much smaller organisers sorted into them. Then I can do a better job of sorting head type, nuts and taps for each thread pitch into separate drawers rather than having them all jumbled together into one.

            Did a few fixes to clear off my bench:

            Replacement handle for Mr Octopus the Sock Drier


            Fixed a folding camping table. Two tabs had broken off ages ago and were fixed, one tab broke off this summer and the other was fine. Replaced both the "unfixed" tabs, just in case


            Broke my glasses the night before going on a trip away with the family. Once my wife guided me to my spare set of glasses I fixed these with a piece of alu, some JB weld and a Dremel. They're really nice titanium frames and there's no money in the kitty right now to replace them.


            Also cleaned and regreased a drill chuck without screwing it up, which was a pleasant change

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            • got another little project done, a light for my youngest daughter's closet. It's across the room from the window, so it's pretty dim in there. 6ft of cheapo LED strip lighting later and it's nice'n'bright


              first time installing a receptacle, which I'm rather pleased with. Wired it in to a socket on the other side of the wall space and wired the outlet to the switch. 12VDC wall wart was from my stash.


              used part of a closet door slider thing to mount the LEDs


              total cost came to about $5 plus whatever 6ft of 14/2 Romex costs. Good practice for a much bigger job wiring up the kitchen for a ceiling fan and under counter lights.

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              • Socktopus I like that..

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                • Nice job on the led lighting. I would change the old transformer wall wart with a smpsu one. Since it's always on, the new one will pay for itself quickly in power savings.
                  Helder Ferreira
                  Setubal, Portugal

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                  • Originally posted by 754 View Post
                    Socktopus I like that..
                    yep, he's out on the line right now doing his job

                    Originally posted by Noitoen View Post
                    Nice job on the led lighting. I would change the old transformer wall wart with a smpsu one. Since it's always on, the new one will pay for itself quickly in power savings.
                    thanks! This one will be on rarely (one hopes), so it'll do. The lights that are going in the kitchen will be fed by a 12VDC 3A smpsu though.

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                    • Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                      yep, he's out on the line right now doing his job



                      thanks! This one will be on rarely (one hopes), so it'll do. The lights that are going in the kitchen will be fed by a 12VDC 3A smpsu though.
                      I don't mean power usage when the lights are on. The always plugged in transformer wastes power even if the leds are off
                      Helder Ferreira
                      Setubal, Portugal

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                      • Originally posted by Noitoen View Post
                        I don't mean power usage when the lights are on. The always plugged in transformer wastes power even if the leds are off
                        it shouldn't do if there's no power going to it It's a switched receptacle, so when the switch is off the outlet is off.

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                        • Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                          it shouldn't do if there's no power going to it It's a switched receptacle, so when the switch is off the outlet is off.
                          In that case, it will not draw power. I thought that it was switched on and off at the 12v side.
                          Helder Ferreira
                          Setubal, Portugal

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                          • Not today, but a week ago today, I woke up from a surprise quadruple bypass.
                            Finally had that one sure “ uh oh ” after a week or so of whispers and prods.
                            Went to the new local hospital ER.
                            No EKG change , but the Troponin level was elevated enough to warrant more tests.
                            Transferred to the big hospital that my wife used to run.
                            Echo Cardiogram, wrist cath, femoral cath weren’t gonna be helpful so they transferred me once again to the Cardiac Surgery Center and opened me up.

                            Heart is still good and after healing and a couple months of therapy I should be good for a while.
                            Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                            9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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                            • Originally posted by Tim The Grim View Post
                              Not today, but a week ago today, I woke up from a surprise quadruple bypass.
                              Finally had that one sure “ uh oh ” after a week or so of whispers and prods.
                              Went to the new local hospital ER.
                              No EKG change , but the Troponin level was elevated enough to warrant more tests.
                              Transferred to the big hospital that my wife used to run.
                              Echo Cardiogram, wrist cath, femoral cath weren’t gonna be helpful so they transferred me once again to the Cardiac Surgery Center and opened me up.

                              Heart is still good and after healing and a couple months of therapy I should be good for a while.
                              good luck
                              san jose, ca. usa

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                              • Originally posted by Noitoen View Post
                                I don't mean power usage when the lights are on. The always plugged in transformer wastes power even if the leds are off
                                With that size, it is pretty small. Basically a small "vampire load". You'd take a long time to pay it off unless your rates are extremely high. And even SMPS waste power, they just waste a bit less.

                                The switched outlet solves all problems
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                                "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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