My other workbench

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Re: My other workbench

Postby joshv8 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:27 pm

I dunno man, seems all this extra curriculum works taking time away from playing trains haha. They look great, fantastic effort.

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Re: My other workbench

Postby Phat Controller » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:20 pm

End2end wrote:Very nice.....................but do they go upto 11?
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.............. 10.1 (they're digital!) 8)
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Re: My other workbench

Postby Phat Controller » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:01 am

Hi guys, I know I haven't been around much, and this is why (see below)

Work has been frantic, and I've been going in to give them a hand (even though I'm still tender and sore from my past surgery almost 2 years ago now)

I was also admitted into hospital about a month ago, my bowel had twisted, and blocked, due to adhesions in my abdomen (caused by the major surgery I had) anyways, I was in overnight for observation, and was discharged the next day. Since then I've been on a strict regime of non lifting/exertion so it doesn't happen again, that's why I get to do the things at work that don't require lifting, or pushing, or climbing etc etc, and why I get to do what you see below.

Going to work may seem idiotic to most of you, however, I live alone, and if I didn't get off my chubby fat arse and get out, I'd turn into a blubber blob on the sofa! Going into work is my therapy - social and physical. I am able to interact with my work mates and do what little I can to help around the warehouse, in the middle of Festival time.

The time I spend there is therapeutic for the pain I have in my feet, from the 6 months of intense chemotherapy to kill the cancer I had, the side effects being the nerves in my feet are shot!

The drugs/poison, in the chemo, attack good cells, as much as the bad cells, and unfortunately my feet, being full of nerve endings, copped it badly (it's not an unusual side effect, most chemo patients suffer from this complaint) I'm on medication to reduce the pain threshold, however it's taking it's time, and some days I just have to lay down with my feet up, and take the pain until it decides to subside on it's own.

I can walk around the warehouse, for a couple of hours, until the pain starts to get the better of me, then I go home to deal with it, but whilst I'm at work, I try to do as much as possible. It's also great to work on a project, and see it through to the end - hence the pride in my workmanship, and my selfish need to show you all what I've done, whilst I've been absent from the forum.


........... well these arrived the other day, from Melbourne to Sydney


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$68.89 freight, for 4 of them, which I thought was rather good considering the bulk, and weight (37kg ea)

anyways, upon unwrapping .......

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4 of the most clogged up dusty dirty sticky grilles I've ever seen!

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once the grilles came off this is what I was faced with :roll: - on all four cabinets!!

20 odd years of dust, dirt, Red Bull, and whatever other detritus managed to get through :| I get all the lovely jobs to do!

After 3 days of intense cleaning, and my elbow grease exhausted ......

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taa daaa!!! completely done, just like new! :D

grilles cleaned and polished with WD40 and ............

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all done!

It's taken 3 days, and a lot of hard work, to get all four looking like new. My Boss is well chuffed (pun intended) which is why I get these loverly tasks (*sigh*)
research = asking a bloke who knows a bloke who said something vaguely similar to what I wanted to hear! - Tony (aka the Phat Controller)

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Re: My other workbench

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:45 am

The before pictures look like some of the PC's that I've had the misfortune to have to open up. When something "just works" for years and years you know that when you do have to go in there it's not going to be nice.
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Re: My other workbench

Postby End2end » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:01 pm

mmmmmm BIG speakers. :lol: You've done a great job on them!
I'm playing on a Funktion One sound sytem at a venue in the middle of Brixton on friday night.
It's gonna be pretty loud :mrgreen:

On the health side of things, I do hope you find some relief. It's blooming annoying when the mind wants to do tasks the body cannot achieve. :evil:
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Re: My other workbench

Postby Phat Controller » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:28 am

.......... well work has been getting me in to do some technical tasks.

The main theatre is getting its floor replaced with a concrete slab, the old original wooden floor was getting towards the end of it's life, and was "bouncing", with 1000 people jumping up and down on it. The old piers just weren't up to the task (it was a movie theatre before was converted into a live gig theatre, hence it didn't need a reinforced floor)

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looking from the stage to the back of the theatre

Whilst all that was being done, the stage area had to be isolated from all the dust from excavating a 2.4m deep trench to lay the slab (there will be storage under the slab for over 2000 chairs). Behind the canvas screen to keep away the dust was the P.A that was winched down and placed on dollies for servicing - that's where I came in! 8)

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both sides of the PA stack on the stage floor getting serviced

All in all there were 90 individual speakers to go through and inspect :shock: . All of them had to be taken out of the cabinets and run seperately, to make sure they were within specs, then loaded back in their respective cabinets, and checked again! In the main Front Of House PA cabinets, there are 3 speakers in each speaker box, 1 x 15in main and 2 x 12in side mounted cancellation drivers (so minimum noise spill comes back onto stage and also so you can stand behind the speaker boxes and have a "normal" conversation without shouting! :lol: :lol: ) 11 x FOH cabinets and 4 x SUB boxes per side so 22 x FOH cabinets & 8 x SUB boxes to be done!!

It's taken quite a few days as you might imagine, and a lot of man hours to get it all done, it's great to be able to get my hands dirty doing what I love to do - sound production!

Needless to say the layout has taken a back seat whilst this has been going on, so I've been purchasing some second hand stock, and trying my hand at refurbishing wagons, and I actually took out my compressor to try my hand at airbrushing! :o
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