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Updated busking kit

Using my new bass drum I updated my busking kit for playing on the street.  The requirement is that the hardware and throne have to fit in a rollerboard suitcase and the cymbals have to fit in the bass drum. 10″ … Continue reading

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Cannondale Synapse

After 5 years without a road bike I decided to invest in some new equipment.  I was lucky enough to get a huge discount on a 2018 Cannondale Synapse. Carbon frame and fork, Shimano RS505 discs with 105 hardware and … Continue reading

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Trash can bass drum

I’ve been looking for a portable bass drum for busking for month now and I finally have a solution.  I had some spare 18″ bass drum hardware and figured if I went to the hardware store I could find something … Continue reading

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It’s hailing in San Jose!?

What is going on??? It’s hailing in San Jose!!!

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Custom LED Vanity

The internet has a lot of DIY vanity projects out there but I’ve never found the flexibility I would like with regards to light intensity and color temperature.  Building some LED lighting with a dimmer is not too hard but … Continue reading

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Building the Custom LED Vanity

For this build we are making a wall-mounted vanity mirror with about a 2000K to 8000K color temperature range.  White LEDs are available in this range but they typically achieve the color temperature target using special composition and density of … Continue reading

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Cymbal journey…

After a few weeks of exhaustive research and constant product returns I have assembled my new set of cymbals for my drum kit.  I purchased all of these online as used cymbals and let me tell you these guys rock! … Continue reading

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