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I wish I had your skills

 

13 minutes ago, Luc said:

Mancave number 2 and if the virus keeps her home for too long, then mancave number 3 is slowly gathering materials down the backyard🤪

Used to call them boltholes

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Just now, turnthetable said:

Used to call them boltholes

Yes! The third one is going to be the one that won't be a partner friendly  place.

Recycled timber, old corrugated iron, cunningly hidden bar fridge and wine fridge as well as huntsmen spiders, carpet snakes, spider hornets and 240 ac/dc power and dirt out the front of it and built all the way down the bottom of the block of dirt which is on a steep hill.

Well out of earshot and equipped with all the essentials in case I'm too lazy to walk up the hill to bed.

 

I'll send her a text letting her know the bedroom is a snore free zone tonight.

 

I'm enjoying this social isolation.

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These skills of yours are starting to add up, bread, fish and now carpentry
🤔

 

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48 minutes ago, Luc said:

Mancave number 2

Yeah, wine cellar number one @Luc....🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷😋

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7 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Yeah, wine cellar number one @Luc....🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷😋

Ahead of you there bud.

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That's the area at the far end of the other pics. It's under the garage, 4 metre ceiling to suspended garage slab. Constant temp all year round.

Mate wants to put his still in there. He's a cabinet maker... Your still for my wine racks.

 

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You are very wise @Luc 🙏👍

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3 minutes ago, Mendes said:

You are very wise @Luc 🙏👍

I'm not actually.

 

See the whippersnipper hanging on the wall there?

 

Been wanting to bang a thingy into a wall to hang the snipper out of the way for yonks.

 

Dragged the boss down to view the first use of the enlarged space for ..erm..storage and.. she said: Nice. What about the fuel dripping out onto the new floor?

 

Facepalm! don't hang your whippersnipper upside down. D'oh!

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Updated picture, Ultrawide is saving the day.

 

Ignore the mess please...

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My bedroom setup, not going to uni has dragged my productivity to 0.

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Bought a table for $20 from Gumtree and luckily had room in the bedroom to set it up. Grabbed my monitor and chair from the office. Great excuse to use my Audio-gd Dac/pre and Audioengine A5 speakers which had been in storage. Still amazed how well these speakers image in a near-field set-up. Going to be difficult to give this up once we reach the other side!

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working from my office still...with a modest set-up 🙃

 

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Posted (edited)

Look nice.  I'm thinking of buying new recliners for working from home. I checked reviews here to find the best one.  There are so many models on Amazon for sale right now.  I like this one

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Been working from home for a while now. Can't actually imagine going back into an office environment!

 

I'm lucky enough to have two options - one standing desk (behind the bar) and one sat (at the bar).

 

Temptation is a killer though..

 

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4 hours ago, caminperth said:

Been working from home for a while now. Can't actually imagine going back into an office environment!

 

I'm lucky enough to have two options - one standing desk (behind the bar) and one sat (at the bar).

 

Temptation is a killer though..

 

Very nice!

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4 hours ago, caminperth said:

 

Been working from home for a while now. Can't actually imagine going back into an office environment!

 

I'm lucky enough to have two options - one standing desk (behind the bar) and one sat (at the bar).

 

Temptation is a killer though..

 

 

Great view!  :thumb:  And superb record storage.  :)

 

Andy

 

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2 hours ago, andyr said:

 

Great view!  :thumb:  And superb record storage.  :)

 

Andy

 

Thanks guys - just need to work on filling the available storage now.. 😃

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On 26/03/2020 at 2:43 PM, needlerunner said:

I'm just retired. But my study setup is very minimalistic. Just a CD Receiver set up. A Denon UD-M31.

Though the speakers say Denon, they are Mission speakers. Basic l know, but they chuck out a half decent sound. Has served me well for 16 years. For 14 of those it was my bedroom set up.  I now on occasion listen from a bean bag. But is pretty much obsolete, as l have a designated music room; having moving 2 years ago.

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I had that same UD-M31 + Mission speakers ("Designed and Engineered for Denon by Mission") combo and those speakers were/are amazeballs!  They used to be the 2.0 living room system a largeish 5.5 x 12 x 3 ceiling room and i clearly remember a time from 7-8 years ago the kids were watching a movie DVD and from my study i hear this UNREASONABLY LOUD boom crash action scene (with clarity)...i thought the little Bs had cranked the volume to 11, but no, as i strode in to tell them to turn it down the movie had returned to dialogue at the level i would have selected for them...i.e. those squat pleasingly heavy-for-size but unassuming 2 ways had an impressive dynamic range!!  A year or so later? when the UD-M31 started playing up i bought the M38 and simply sold the new speakers (unopened) and kept the Missions.

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Posted (edited)

So my setup has gone through a few... changes over the last month or so.  God I hope I can claim some of this on my tax, because I seem to have wasted some money I wouldn't have otherwise :lol:.

 

Got a different mouse, my usual one wasn't ideal for actual work, as opposed to casual use.  Had to get a proper chair, a ball or dining chair were uncomfortable as hell after a few hours.  Got a laptop riser.  That actually improved the keyboard and monitor usage a fair bit actually.  Still waiting on the mechanical keyboard I bought a month and a half ago.  I'm guessing that's going to turn into a Paypal sh*tfight probably.  Bought a desk lamp because it was a bit dark in this corner.  I may have bought some speakers.  Okay, that one was silly and unnecessary.  🤦‍♂️ Also then I needed to buy an amp too.  Then didn't have enough room on this little desk for the light and speakers.  So now it's only providing a bit of monitor backlighting.  :hmm:  Knocked up some speakers stands to improve the sound.  I reckon they match the aesthetic of the speakers (and it did improve the sound), but damn they look rough up close.  :D Got a bigger 1440p monitor, I should have just done that in the first place.  Now it's okay.  Although I don't have enough room for both monitors unfortunately.  The new monitor was a bit low though, it's currently sitting on a box and is a bit wobbly, so knocked up a riser this arvo out of the leftover MDF I cannibalised for the speakers stand.  Will paint that tomorrow.  And bought some more MDF today to replace that shelf... :angel:  And added that little plant.

 

I've almost got a point where I could continue working like this now, although the desk is a bit wobbly, so am still having serious thoughts about making some longer legs for a coffee table I'm not using and turning that into a new desk.  Well.  Based on what I've made so far, *trying* to make some legs.  

 

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And yes, I broke out the cheaparse electric heater because it's been cold the last couple of days and I wanted to keep my feet toasty... :lol:

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Monk said:

I may have bought some speakers

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Posted (edited)

Really though my office has direct line of sight to my second main system so I mostly listen to CD's. Less than a 10th of the cost of my main but really a sideways step in terms of sound.

 

Note the CD's stacked everywhere.  I really should put them away after use.

 

My 1st main system is more accurate and dynamic,  but this system really has that X Factor. Just magic. Interestingly I find less dynamics makes this system sound better for low volume playback than my main. The Muji Studio DAC II has had quite a few upgrades and modifucations over stock though. In it's stock form it really is nothing special. The same goes for the Oatlon W2-1000F speakers. The John Lindsay Hood 1969 amp is fully stock though.

 

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Posted (edited)

So this room was effectively empty pre-COVID. Now it’s a full blown ‘I’m never going back to the office’ setup. Well, 4 days a week from August I’ve told them. 
 

Started with a desk made from drawers and a kitchen top from IKEA, dragged my work monitors and chair home and got going. This didn’t last long and I took my chair and monitor back to the office to by my own.
 

Some online shopping and a month later it’s like this. Everything bar the MacBook Pro is post COVID. Tax will be somewhat interesting this year I think lol.
 

I’m running out of space to add DAC/AMP combos and additional headphones! 

 

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