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Julie Mo

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  • Birthday 04/26/1951

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    Charlotte County Florida
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    Woodworking, guitar building, sailing, golf

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  1. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    WOW! You did such a great job I'm going to actually let you come over to my workshop and show me how you do that trick!
  2. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Today I stopped taking any more steps backward with the live edge coffee table. For weeks I've been trying to find a finish that will allow the expoy to be crystal clear without creating a high gloss "bar top" look to the wood. I officially gave up and laid the first of the final coats of epoxy over the top this morning. Yesterday I ordered some gumbo limbo tree seeds. When they arrive I'm going to see if I can get them growing. Maybe one day one of them will become a tree out front. I read the tree can grow from a seed to 6-8 feet in 18 months. Maybe by the time I am too old to climb it, it will look like this:
  3. Julie Mo

    "Unlimited Drinks and WiFi" ???

    Oh, I know now. For posting pictures of your dinner. What would we do without being able to show everyone we eat food?
  4. Marlinespike Sailor suggests a ball of aluminum foil... I want to make four monkey's fists to be used as pulls for doors and drawers. I was thinking I'd need small wooden balls to place in the center. I had some 1/4" hemp rope and made one using aluminum foil for the ball. Two problems - 1) making all four the same size. 2) the reflective foil makes it easy to spot the gaps in the rope. What is typically used for the center?
  5. Julie Mo

    "Unlimited Drinks and WiFi" ???

    An ad for a cruise splashes across the screen, "Unlimited Drinks and WiFi". Ah, a cruise... Tropical islands, far away places, a chance to escape the rat race and get away from it all. And UNLIMITED DRINKS! But unlimited WiFi? Who wants to waste their time on a cruise with their head buried in a phone?
  6. Julie Mo

    Laptop Question

    The laptop has an empty drive space. HOORAY! I found a Crucial MX300 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD for $400 and it fits my laptop. Then all I need is an external for backup.
  7. Julie Mo

    Laptop Question

    The backup thing hit me the other day during one of our meetings. A suggestion was made that my laptop be used for the city summit to ensure there is something there that can handle the graphics load. I said that would be okay as long as there were reassurances it wouldn't get stolen. The head of the project suggested I back up the data before bringing it. No guarantee it wouldn't get stolen. Suddenly the reality of losing months of work hit me. I have a backup drive on my desktop and a program that automatically backs up data several times a day. But I've got nothing like that for the new laptop. So yeah, a couple of external drives would be a nice insurance policy.
  8. Julie Mo

    Your favorite saying

    When we judge others we do not define them. We define ourselves.
  9. Julie Mo

    Laptop Question

    Hi Ron, Thanks for the quick reply. To the best of my knowledge, all it has is 250GB. When I was shopping them out, I focused on graphic intense laptops and didn't pay much attention to drive size. But then I started loading data from my desktop while creating more videos for the project and "uh, oh!" 230GB have been gobbled up. An external was what I was thinking. Then if I have to move from the desktop to the laptop, or vise-versa, all I have to do is move the external drive. But which one to buy? My desktop has a USB that is blue, which I believe means it's 3.0 and that means faster data transfer, I think. The laptop has all that fancy stuff listed above. I saw a 4TB WD external for $99, which should handle all the data I could load on it for the rest of my life. It's USB 3.0 & 2.0 compatible but I know nothing about how reliable it would be. I can't have it crashing on me if I'm trusting it will all that data.
  10. Julie Mo

    Laptop Question

    For a project I've been working on I recently bought a new laptop. The internal drive has only 250GB of space and it's rapidly vanishing. What are the best options for adding a larger drive? I'd like to keep the existing drive. If it matters, here are the laptop's specs: 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080 ) WLED IPS display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design 6GB GDDR5 dedicated Graphics 8th Gen Intel Hexa-Core i7-8750H @ 2.20GHz (9 MB SmartCache, Max Turbo Frequency 4.10GHz) 32GB DDR4 SDRAM, 256GB Solid State Drive, No Optical Drive 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (up to 5 Gbps): 1 x USB 3.0 (with Power-off Charging): 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack, Virtual Reality Ready, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, HD Webcam
  11. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I didn't feel like it for a couple of weeks. Doctor said stress and too much computer video creation time. Though his first question was, "Did you just get back from a cruise?" 🤢 I handed my work over to the committee today. No more bosses asking, "Can you change just one more thing?" Tomorrow we head for Savannah, GA. Boy, do I need the getaway! And I'm supposed to be retired. 🤔
  12. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Whew! Because that was the intended result. I lighted the underside for a better view. That entire area was rotted out and crumbling as I was working on the slab. The epoxy ended the disintegration.
  13. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Today should marks the last day I'll be strapped to the virtual rebuild of the city center district. We meet at 11 and I hope to turn everything over to them at the end of the meeting. This project consumed me! But as it was winding down I got the chance to get back to the live edge coffee table. Most everything is filled with epoxy now. I had to take a belt sander to it to even it out. Then took the RO sander, starting at 80 grit and ending at 400. (the RO sanding was after the pic below) Next was a thin coat of epoxy over the entire surface A top view shows how much the wood absorbed the epoxy. Lots of tiny holes and porous wood here. And here's the worst of my dovetails. I filled the boo-boos with wood dust, hit it with CA & sanded smooth. I figure maybe another couple of weeks and it should be done.
  14. Julie Mo

    Funnel Cloud Forms Over My House!

    It's amazing when you realize what warnings we used to have and compare them to now. In the book Issac's Storm, about the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston, the National Weather Service was in its infancy. The NWS man stationed at Galveston walked to the beach to watch the wave patterns to determine what was approaching. About all they had at that time was reports from Puerto Rico and a few ships. So he watched the wave patterns. When the storm surge started rolling in, people just kept moving to higher levels seemingly oblivious to the power of the waves impacting the buildings in which they sought shelter. We're pretty fortunate to have the advanced early warning systems we do today.
  15. Julie Mo

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I had that turntable sitting on a shelf for years. It didn't work so well. At one point I took the dust cover and used it for a sump for a salt water fish tank. There are still calcium deposits on it. A few years ago I got the bug to bring it back to life. It needed everything. I found a turntable forum that had a turntable brain trust that rivals the ship building brain trust here.

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