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    Just caught up after a busy week, what a treat, NM. Is there a wide range of music available that you can buy?

    Gleaner, do post a photo when you get the candles lit, may be we could have another treat and even listen to the water as well, Wizard can sort it, he’s clever and  isn’t too busy at the moment! ;-) Don’t hit the roof Wizard ( no pun intended). :rose:

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    Will try an do so Tigre. And if wizard could get the video addition done, then Ill be the first to contribute. I do have a you tube channel, but uploading takes ages and often stops, sadly.

    Currently listening to the water falling and T-Rex in the back ground with I love to boogie playing, plus a glass of you know what in my hand……. :yahoo:

    A word of appreciation goes out to @admin wizard and @witchypoo, who, during these stressful times during which they are having to undergo the changing of the guard, so to speak, they still manage to keep this site going. Mega appreciations guys. :rose:   :yes:

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    Yes @tigre there is a wide selection of music available , I have seven pages of A4 , closely typed, of song titles and medleys from Melvyn Wright who is known worldwide for producing excellent paper music rolls.  Many people would consider the price to be high.  I have just purchased two rolls for 120 € ; one roll has four songs and the other has one song and two medleys ( Strauss and Scott Joplin) . I’ve had at least 60€ of enjoyment from these over the last four days , and if can bring a smile to others faces on here I consider it is well worth the cost .  :good:

    So pin back yer lug ‘oles , ‘ere’s annuva !!    ( sorry it’s a bit offkey in places , but enjoy !!  :yahoo: )

     

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    I’ll look forward to listening to that later, NM, and I always say it doesn’t matter how much you pay for such things, if it’s an interest to you and gives you pleasure that’s all that matters. :good:

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    Congratulations Gleaner and NM, wonderful both of you! I look forward to hearing both, yours NM when I’m on Firefox (can’t play videos on Chrome which I’m on now) and yours Gleaner when it becomes available (but don’t anyone play Up On The Roof!)   :whistle:

    Yes well done to the dynamic duo, bless their cotton socks!  :rose:

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    @newmiltonian, Mrs G just watched that recent one and said , quote “Oh, that makes me think of the sea side and the piers in the United Kingdom” . Brought a nice smile to  her face. Thanks :good: :yes:

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    Currently sat atop the cascades with w&c in hand on top of a rejuvenated Henri de bench looking out over the valley and enjoying the view with  the  sound of tinkling cascades to enhance the mood. Bottoms up peeps. :)…………………and the camera has just ran out of juice. :( Will post shots asap

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    Well done on your latest project @gleaner  :good:   . Regarding uploading to Youtube , my phone records in mp4 format , but it does take about half an hour to upload about 2 – 3 minutes worth of video !!  .  Anyway , enjoy your cascades and your drink whilst overlooking le valley .  :yahoo:

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    Old trout house now converted into barrel smoker  and whisky sipping center. Slated and sorted. :yahoo:

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    This first, second, third and fourth hand, and visual aid device, will be used in making the mushroom log lights. It calls for some very intricate and small soldering jobs thus freeing up my two hands for the job at hand. Constructed out of an old cree torch, loupe, bucket handles, two crocodile clips and the end of a railway sleeper.

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    Old trout house now converted into barrel smoker and whisky sipping center. Slated and sorted. :yahoo:

    You still got fish mate ?

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    @pete James , no mate, last of the fish swam off early last year.

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    Today was spent making use of a couple of discarded pieces of snooker table bed and some old timbers I  had lying around.

    Herb garden chopping board.

    And Henri de bench, now has a mate Terry la table.

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    Lovely, Gleaner, I like the chunky design and the slate. :good:

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    I like those a lot!  :good:

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    Given that Christmas is approaching and that we don’t usually have a tree in the house, I thought that I would make several of these, see

    The work is just about to start. So I will begin by showing two shots of this mornings endeavours.

    First off, it’s a question of getting the lights made up and wired in the right way. It is pretty small soldering work involved, so expect some setbacks and sore thumbs and naughty words.

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    Oh wow, how interesting watching them being made. Good luck Gleaner, looking forward to seeing the end result. Alot of patience is needed, that’s for sure. I wished I had the patience to make some

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    Patience I have @pumpkin, steady hands is something else :negative:

    Still, having said that, I have managed to solder  about 30 resistors onto LCD’s this afternoon.

    Will post photos when it becomes worthy to do so. Fingers crossed :yes:

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    Ok, so LCD still works with different wiring> check

    30 LCD’s soldered up> check

    Log on which to mount the mushroom lights prepped> check

    Below is a photo of the log on which the first attempt will be mounted

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    Gleaner wrote

    steady hands is something else

    Nothing to do with the W & C I bet?  :yahoo:

    They sound interesting, be looking forward to seeing the end results! He lost me when he moved the decimal point! What are LCD’s Gleaner?

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    That’s a very impressive log you have their Gleaner  ;-)

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    @ Fruitcake, SMD (Surface mounted) LED (light emitting diodes), my apologies there with the LCD thing, blame it on you know what, or the lack of.

    Oh, is that the time?

    @Pumpkin, need I guess :whistle:

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    Brilliant @gleaner, look forward to seeing the finished article.

    @newmiltonian missed your second muical posting, that really is fabulou :good:

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    Look forward to seeing the finished articles, Gleaner. Magic mushrooms perhaps? ;-)

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    First log prepped with holes and battery pack housing (of a type). Now to get on with the nitty gritty of making the mushrooms.

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    Yes read back to August and saw NM beautiful musical box finished, sorry I didn’t comment at the time, but a lot going on then. A lot of beautiful work and a wonderful achievement.  :rose:

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    Thanks @witchypoo and @bluevelvet for your comments , I’m really glad you like my busker organ . Technically it isn’t quite finished yet because it doesn’t have a facade ( front) ;  I’m not an artistic person so it may be some time before it gets one , and besides I enjoy seeing how it works . Here’s another burst for you –

    Tomorrow , for Armistice Day , I will be attending the Service, as usual, wearing my Grandads WW 1 medal, and afterwards attending the repas for the communes senior citizens. As a special treat ,for me , our local mayor has asked if I could play my roll of traditional French tunes on my organ . So I guess perhaps I should dress up like this bloke !

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    Going back to Gleaner one second! I thought making the mushrooms, looked like the fun bit  :good:

    (Hope you have plenty of white spirit to hand  ;-) )

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    Plugged the strip light into the mains just to see if I could run  the mushroom lights using a 12 volt  adapter and

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    Oh Dear!! Seriously?

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