Author Archives: K0FEY

About K0FEY

I am a member of the Eden Prairie Radio club. This is a Minnesota Ham Radio Enthusiast club and we promote experimentation and learning through the Amateur Radio hobby. Come check into a net on Sunday with us or better yet meet us in person on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Carpet to wood flooring (testing out in closet first)

So I have it in my head I want to redo the carpet downstairs and wood sounds like a much better and cleaner option. To test difficulty, skills and tools needed and gauge time I thought I would do the … Continue reading

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Quick and dirty Kitchen Disposal replacement

My disposal went out and when we turned it on it simply sounded stuck. Using the allen key for the bottom to dislodge the blades had it working for a second but then locked again and after a few times … Continue reading

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Refinishing Outdoor Cafe Table

I should have taken pictures of this just before I started but phone was dead and I am fairly impatient once I start a project. My friend Dave has been on the lookout for quality outdoor patio furniture but has … Continue reading

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Stairs – From Carpet to Wood

This project started out with the carpet coming loose from the original treads and our house had 2 slips which could have turned out much worse. Since the old carpet was fairly worn and had 2 stains on it (pretty … Continue reading

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Drying wood with chart (Is my wood dry?)

I would like to pass on info I found when I think it might be helpful to others. I would love to get some confirmation that this is a usable chart from someone. I have been taking notations of my … Continue reading

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Wood Spice Drawer

The wife asked me about how she could make it easier for her to see all the spices and get to the ones she wanted easier. A spice drawer on sliding rails is what I came up with. A quick … Continue reading

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SMARTsFest in Minnesota – Philco 42-327 revival Part 1

I went to the SMARTsFest a few weekends past and came back with a new project. It is a 1942 Philco 42-327. This is a tube radio and I will be rebuilding it to working order and cleaning it up … Continue reading

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DIY Magnetic loop

How it works: A loop antenna is effectively a tuned RLC circuit. What does this mean? It means the primary coupling loop inductively couples to the secondary. The secondary loop has a variable capacitor to electrically adjust its resonance. Alternatively, Some … Continue reading

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New (to me) projects on the bench – Part 3

  8) EICO Model 221 Vacuum Tube Volt Meter Whenever I get a new (to me) piece of test equipment that is older than 25 years I always want to look at the capacitors. They are almost surely leaking. I … Continue reading

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Tecsun 2P3 AM Radio build

Tecsun 2P3 AM Radio Receiver Kit – DIY for Enthusiasts, Built it into a radio case ! Bought from Amazon…. This was a fun build. I love the way it is set up similar to the way old radio projects … Continue reading

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