Monthly Archives: January 2015

Waterproofing The Shower And Staining The Bedroom Ceiling

Progress this week has had its ups and downs. I finished waterproofing the shower in the main bathroom so it is ready for tiling. I did this in 2 stages. Once the bathroom was all sheeted I installed the puddle … Continue reading

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Vesper Tools Sliding Bevel

I am getting to the stage in the build where I need to start doing the trim around windows, doors and walls. To do this accurately it is necessary to transfer the angles to be cut from the wall, for … Continue reading

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Software Defined Radio Tuning HF

Well DOD is going to be as jealous as hell. I have made a long wire antenna and now can use the Ham IT UP up converter to tune GQRX to the HF bands. I had a bit of trouble … Continue reading

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Australian Modernist Seating – Part One

Hi All, This is going to be a big post hence ‘part one’ A couple of weeks ago Jo and I went up to the Penrith Regional Gallery for the ‘Take A Seat’ exhibition. This was an exhibition of Australian … Continue reading

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Software Defined Radio

I have got a new fun little toy for the computer. A NooElec NESDR Mini +0.5PPM TXCO USB TRL-SDR Receiver which receives from ~50 Mhz to ~2Ghz ¬†and a NooElec Ham IT Up v1.2 Upconverter which allows tuning down to … Continue reading

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Tomato Hedge

Our tomatoes are growing extremely well this year, These are Italian heritage varieties Costoluto Genovese and Periforme Abruzzese. They have gone nuts and as you can see are over 6′ tall and still going, nicely hedging the front door. The … Continue reading

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Ensuite Vanity

We found the base for the ensuite vanity in the local antique shop. Its not really old it just happened to be perfect for what we wanted. I needed to do some modifications with the angle grinder but Jo is … Continue reading

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