Woodworker with no electronics experience

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russellberg

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Woodworker with no electronics experience
« on: 9 May 2020, 05:49 am »
Hello there!  I am a very experienced woodworker with very little electronics experience, although I have done a little soldering.  The rest of it, though, represents a significant learning challenge.  I am excited to be learning though and look forward to the journey.

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #1 on: 9 May 2020, 06:00 am »
Welcome  :thumb:
You will aware there is some woodworkers members too.

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #2 on: 9 May 2020, 11:36 am »
Hello there!  I am a very experienced woodworker with very little electronics experience, although I have done a little soldering.  The rest of it, though, represents a significant learning challenge.  I am excited to be learning though and look forward to the journey.

Welcome to the AC, Russel,

I'm somewhat of a woodworker with no electronics experience myself.  If you have any interest in applying your woodworking skills to audio projects, you might like my website:

http://jazzman-esl-page.blogspot.com/


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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #3 on: 9 May 2020, 12:06 pm »
Welcome!

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« Reply #4 on: 9 May 2020, 12:36 pm »
Welcome aboard mate.

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #5 on: 9 May 2020, 01:11 pm »
Greetings & Welcome to AC Russell   :thumb:

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #6 on: 9 May 2020, 02:26 pm »
Welcome!

Always curious about how woodworking and audio go together as woodworkers can be expected to suffer hearing loss around saws, planners, etc. 

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #7 on: 9 May 2020, 02:34 pm »
Welcome to Audio Circle.  :D

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #8 on: 9 May 2020, 06:07 pm »
Welcome!

Always curious about how woodworking and audio go together as woodworkers can be expected to suffer hearing loss around saws, planners, etc.

I'm also a woodworker and do have hearing loss, but I think that was natural with age and not related directly to woodworking.  Most woodworkers are aware of the problem with loud machinery and those that care wear hearing protection.  Along with dust protection, that is pretty much a necessity.   But, of course, there are some people who skip one or the other, or both.

It also depends on time of exposure.  It's my understanding that it's the lengthy and loud exposure that is most damaging.   For hobbyists the length of time at high noise levels is probably not an issue.

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #9 on: 9 May 2020, 09:36 pm »
Welcome!

Always curious about how woodworking and audio go together as woodworkers can be expected to suffer hearing loss around saws, planners, etc.

I have some hearing loss. I can't hear anything above 9K or so. I have some dips at other frequencies. It's probably from listening to rock at 10 as a kid, being around jet aircraft, and just being 65.

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #10 on: 9 May 2020, 09:37 pm »
Welcome..

And the electronics part is easy..
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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #11 on: 17 May 2020, 06:12 pm »
Exactly the opposite for me.   :|

I've been considering building some custom floorstanders for my living room based on my experiments.  While I know the drivers and electronics to use, my cabinet-making skills are ... lacking to put it lightly.  I'll probably have to try a few times to get something with enough WAF to be acceptable to the family.  Sigh.

P.S.:  Frankly on the electronics side I'd be cheating since my best results are using a digital crossover, but I've built multiple crossovers and some amplifiers, so feel my "opposite" comment is justified.  Heh.

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #12 on: 20 May 2020, 03:56 am »
Yes, I definitely always use ear protection.  Often with active noise cancelling.


I'm also a woodworker and do have hearing loss, but I think that was natural with age and not related directly to woodworking.  Most woodworkers are aware of the problem with loud machinery and those that care wear hearing protection.  Along with dust protection, that is pretty much a necessity.   But, of course, there are some people who skip one or the other, or both.

It also depends on time of exposure.  It's my understanding that it's the lengthy and loud exposure that is most damaging.   For hobbyists the length of time at high noise levels is probably not an issue.

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #13 on: 20 May 2020, 03:57 am »
The first kit I am using has a photographic diagram but I am dreading the day I have to decode a wiring schematic.
Exactly the opposite for me.   :|

I've been considering building some custom floorstanders for my living room based on my experiments.  While I know the drivers and electronics to use, my cabinet-making skills are ... lacking to put it lightly.  I'll probably have to try a few times to get something with enough WAF to be acceptable to the family.  Sigh.

P.S.:  Frankly on the electronics side I'd be cheating since my best results are using a digital crossover, but I've built multiple crossovers and some amplifiers, so feel my "opposite" comment is justified.  Heh.

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Re: Woodworker with no electronics experience
« Reply #14 on: 20 May 2020, 05:16 pm »
Welcome to the forum!