So I get a call from this old highschool friend ..her wifi sucks.. she has repeaters everywhere .. bought a high end wifi router .. upped her internet to 400 mbs . but as soon as she gets about 20 feet way from the router it drops to 100 .. then to 30 .. then to 10
So i go check it out.. yeah.. her router is in a window in a garage like 10 feet from the house.. as soon as you go in the house the speed drops at least by 2/3rds .. and she's mad that she bought all these boosters (which are plugged in all over the place) and they must be the problem. She's all 'they say 2400 (or something) square feet and they don't do it!!'
I'm like no.. the boosters are only getting the signal that we can get using a laptop or tablet.. but WTF .. how is this hotrod (asus? it's like a 200 dollar wifi gamer router with antenna sprouting like an squid on viagra..) not going 20 feet before losing so much bandwidth??
So I test locations.. open the door .. bam .. only lost about 1/10th..
then I have a look at the house. Holy shit.. I forgot. Her dad was owed a sawmill and was a wood worker.. the walls are 4 inches thick of near pure wood?? And maybe he added some metal flashing in there or some shit. ahah
The internal walls aren't all that big but all the walls on the main house are built like a fucking tank! So I quick fuck wire the router and bring it into the main area and all of a sudden things are good!
So I explain that when they say 2400 square feet (or whatever the number is) they are talking about some shitty apartment building .. not a damn wooden castle ;) So we're running a hard line into each of the buildings with a router in bridge mode .. should work.
But iv'e done wireless jobs.. you know how bad mobile homes are? with the metal siding? This fucking house is like shielded .. I don't know wtf is in those walls but they might stop an EMP strike!!
so we're getting it done but never seen the like
edit: it's a fantastic house .. the old man did good.. just didn't worry about wifi
I have seen so many beautiful hardwood trees felled in this sub for the sake of obstruction removal, which I have no problem with at all.
What I do have a problem with is gorgeous >2’ thick Oaks and Maples being turned into firewood, or even worse, chips.
If you’re bringing down a tree that’s more than 18” in diameter 5 feet off the ground, then for the love of Elon, go on your local classifieds. Find a woodworker willing to pay you for it or make you something from a portion in exchange for it. Or someone with a portable sawmill and pay them $75/hr to mill it into 8/4 slabs, seal and sticker it and throw it in the corner of your basement or garage for a year to dry.
Imagine, having a gorgeous white oak desk and live edge shelves in your office, made from the tree that gave its life for Dishy, now holding your router to complete the circle.
This is from a family member and im trying to see if i should preserve it. I think its their grandparents so maybe 1940s? I could only find references to maybe American Empire style? But those are from the 18xx. Maybe Empire Revival? 1910s?
According to my family member there are no markings on it and this is the only pic i have. Its about 48 inch long and tall and 24inch deep. We are located in the USA.
I've been running a custom woodworking biz as a side hustle since Dec 2016.
I wrote my corporate boss an email this afternoon. "I've decided that I'm going to retire from corporate life effective 01 July 2021. Call me a casualty of COVID...I have no desire to return to the cube farm office environment.
I appreciate everything that you've done for me as a supervisor. I want you to know how much I struggled with this decision, but the time has come."
I just cant do it anymore....the corporate bs. The reports, the inefficient gov systems, the teleworking. Im done with it.
I'm a really good woodworker, time to make my passion my vocation.
Woodworkers, what would be the one piece of advice you would give to a fellow woodworker to help them with their craft?
I am by no means a professional but I have been able to make a variety of projects that vary in size and have learned new skills with each new build. If I had to give advice to anyone it would be to take your time. It may seem like an obvious thing but I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gotten too excited to finish a project or felt rushed that I made a mistake. Some of them were minor and could be fixed, others I was not so fortunate with.
I’d love to hear what advice the rest of you have to give to encourage others!
My grandad and I always make stuff together and I would like to get him a nice bday gift. Any recommendations for an 84 year old man who has mostly everything he needs? Cheers
Hoping this is OK here, as I've been browsing craigslist for too long. I'm looking for a small shop space, 400-600 sf in the city. I retired last year, sold off my big tools, and bought a lathe to putter on. I would do this in my garage, but we're condo dwellers. Any help is appreciated.