Improvised high capacity assault knife system storage system


 
High capacity assault knife storage.
Amazon sent me a box that can easily be converted into a high capacity assault knife system. With just a piece of duct tape. Which they also sell. Coincidence? I think not.



p.s. I have just realised that my sword collection is worth 30 times more than my knife collection. One of those knives I found in the street, the rest mostly As Seen on TV. Honestly, I am planning to buy a Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife soon. From Amazon.
Update: I have the Victorinox , luckily the system is expandable. Also, you need more tape, or the knives will fall out.

I bought a box of cancer on the Internet

Now my guitar playing will cause actual reproductive harm. Eat your heart out, Iggy Pop.


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It uses GreenEdge:
Harman is pioneering a new concept in energy efficient audio and infotainment design called GreenEdge. Harman GreenEdge products and systems combine new environmentally friendly design with dramatic energy savings, without compromising the excellent performance for which Harman products are known.

Environmentally friendly cancer! The best kind! 

Been a long time since I did the stroll - Baldwin-Burns Buzz Around.

"The best fuzz-box to use is a Burn's Buzz-around which they discontinued making in England about six years ago." - Robert Fripp.
I haven't built a fuzzbox in 10 years, so here we go, 2 RCA trannies and a USAF tranny from Small Bear Electronics. I used the "compact" perfboard layout which is too compact really.
I have no 100k pots for the tone and gain knobs, I was pretty sure I had.
It does indeed do the Frippotronics infinite sustain thing, I have the fuzz preset on max and the tone on halfway. I could put it in a small box or a bigger box with bias controls. The USAF tranny needs to be leaky to self-bias, you could add a resistor to simulate leakage.
Work in progress, I will record a Frankotronics clip when it is finished, I need to order the 100k pots.
A useful mod would be a switch to disconnect the 4.7u cap in parallel with the 3k3 resistor to reduce the gain.

Ohhh, drug references...


Strange to go back ten years. But, still alive and well.




Yamaha bass preamp RBX-370A

"Listen to me and I'll tell you no lie
Too fast to live, too young to die*
I bought a new machine today and say ...
It take your breath away"  - Chris Spedding.

 
RBX-370A

I was going to buy a Flying V, like Chris Spedding's, but the only one on Craigslist was a 7-string, so I thought "why not an 8-string?", and ended up buying a bass.
When I was a punk, I had the cheapest P-bass in the world, and I put a Yamaha sticker on the headstock. Now I am totally legit.
Anyhoo, it is active, and I found the schematic for the preamp from the RBX760A II SERVICE MANUAL, which has the same PCB:


It is a bit noisy with the treble up, so I'll replace the electrolytic capacitors, replace the high value resistors with metal film and put in a TL072 opamp for lower noise and shorter battery life. If it is still noisy, I'll redesign the circuit to my own 3-transistor version:

My design uses a mosfet for a volume boost, followed by 2 BJTs to give an inverted signal for the -ve feedback loop which involves the tone pots. This should be low noise, low current drain, and $15 will give you high quality components. So this should be quieter and have more battery life than a fancy $300 onboard preamp.
It uses much the same tone control feedback loop as the Yamaha, and has a pretty flat frequency response:
The green line is the output. The input stage is greatly influenced by the reactance of the pickups, which give you a huge frequency spike at around 10KHz, like a waa-waa pedal. Which is probably why people put the volume control before the preamp, to stop the treble boost. Since I don't know the actual reactance of the pickups, I'll adjust the treble-cutting C15 400p capacitor by ear when it is installed, simulations are only a guideline.

Also, there was a high frequency noise which went away when you touched the strings. So, I took the pickups out, and the pickup cavity had been painted with conductive paint by an incontinent  chimpanzee. So I repainted it with "Wire glue" carbon paint from eBay, and the noise is gone.

The Steinberger circuit is much the same as the Yamaha:

Back to Chris Spedding:
Chris Spedding in the middle
*I'm ancient enough to remember watching this on t' telly.

Well, when I say 'telly', t'wer only cardboard box, but t'wer telly to us.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 7 - Sharpen the Tomahawk with Ruixin / Lansky

With a Ruixin / Lansky style sharpener you can't sharpen an axe, because it is too big to fit. Here, we turn the horizontal rod 180°, and place the large thing to be sharpened in a jig that holds it at a repeatable angle.
Now you can have a scary sharp axe, which is reassuring.

Don't attach an axe firmly to a heavy jig, if it falls over it would be dangerous.
Please be careful...


The axe works but it may cause unnecessary suffering to the vegetables, who are just as important as us.
Challenge yourself to think about the individual vegetable you’re about to eat—then make a change.
They had a family and feelings, just like you: