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#253344 - 11/05/2005 12:27 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13498
Loc: Canada
Quote:

Not even the special RJ45 crimp-on connectors I like -- which may mean a slight delay even on this first bunch of dock shells, since I do prewire that portion regardless (and there are NOT even 10 sets of connectors on hand .. oops!).


Okay, I've made a tiny design change (first time in years) on the docks, and they can now be used with store-bought 12" ethernet patch cables internally, which solves the problem I was having with getting the EZ-RJ45 connectors (above). An added benefit is that this design permits easier field-replacement of the patch cable should it ever fail.

Now to see if I can find 12" patch cables at a reasonable price (gonna try at the Borg..).

Cheers

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#253345 - 12/05/2005 12:36 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
jarob10
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Registered: 07/01/2002
Posts: 272
Loc: Stockport, UK
Quote:
I can now take additional requests by email.


Email sent! Hope I am not too late.
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#253346 - 20/05/2005 16:17 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13498
Loc: Canada
As of today, the first 13 of the new dock shells are now all in the mail to various destinations. I have two more here to sell, and no more (zero, nadda) in the pipeline -- having run completely out of back panels and inner panels, the trickiest pieces to make.

I'm hoping to hear back from Rod B. and Jeff B. on the final two, before looking for new takers.

Cheers

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#253347 - 22/05/2005 16:12 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13498
Loc: Canada
All are now gone.

-ml

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#253348 - 22/05/2005 21:03 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
SonicSnoop
addict

Registered: 29/06/2002
Posts: 531
Loc: Triangle, VA
Thanks Mark for all your hard work making these! my empegs thank you as well! I absolutly love my cherry dock and will love this new one just as much especially since I get the fun of wiring it up
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#253349 - 22/05/2005 22:52 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13498
Loc: Canada
Oh, just to add a little extra suspense and excitement.. some of the new dock shells are "two-toned" (similar to the middle 100 or so of the main run), and the the others are a more uniform "MDF brown/beige" colour. I boxed them all up plain before sticking address labels onto them, so no idea who gets which sub-variety. You'll just have to wait and see!

Cheers

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#253350 - 23/05/2005 15:55 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
BAKup
addict

Registered: 11/11/2001
Posts: 552
Loc: Houston, TX
I just got a present in the mail today!!

Great work Mark! Keep up the good work!
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78GB MkIIa, Dead tuner.

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#253351 - 23/05/2005 23:07 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
Gleep
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Registered: 09/03/2003
Posts: 121
Loc: Iowa
My two came today! Thanks Mark!

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#253352 - 23/05/2005 23:13 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: Gleep]
SonicSnoop
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Registered: 29/06/2002
Posts: 531
Loc: Triangle, VA
got mine as well! Thanks Mark!
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-D Modifying and Tweaking is a journey, not a destination................................ MKIIa : 60gig - 040103286 - Blue - v2 + PCATS tuner MKIIa : 20gig - 040103260 - Blue - v3a8 + Mark Lord Special Edition Cherry Dock

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#253353 - 25/05/2005 16:03 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
BAKup
addict

Registered: 11/11/2001
Posts: 552
Loc: Houston, TX
What size screws are needed to attach the fan and sled plug?
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78GB MkIIa, Dead tuner.

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#253354 - 25/05/2005 16:14 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: BAKup]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13498
Loc: Canada
For the fan, a pair of #4 x 3/4" round head "metal" screws.

For the docking connector, a pair of #4 x 1/2" round head "metal" screws.

[EDIT] I've just now added those to the parts list on the docks page..

-ml


Edited by mlord (25/05/2005 16:16)

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#253355 - 25/05/2005 16:17 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
BAKup
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Registered: 11/11/2001
Posts: 552
Loc: Houston, TX
Thanks again.

*runs out to the hardware store*
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78GB MkIIa, Dead tuner.

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#253356 - 25/05/2005 16:18 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: BAKup]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13498
Loc: Canada
Don't forget the two #6 x 1/2" flat head wood screws for the underside of the lid!

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#253357 - 25/05/2005 16:26 Don't lose the ethernet block! [Re: BAKup]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13498
Loc: Canada
These dock shells have one part "loose" in the packing (newspaper bits): a small machined MDF block that is essential for hooking up the internal ethernet cable.

Be sure not to toss it out with the packing materials!

There are photos on the docks page showing how to install this block.

Cheers

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#253358 - 25/05/2005 18:36 Re: Don't lose the ethernet block! [Re: mlord]
BAKup
addict

Registered: 11/11/2001
Posts: 552
Loc: Houston, TX
You mean that little block of wood I'm using as a door stop?

j/k Very nice work on the docks, everything just falls into place easily.

I got in the parts from digikey, and starting to wire it up. Looks fairly straight forward, I shouldn't burn myself or set the place on fire.
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78GB MkIIa, Dead tuner.

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#253359 - 02/06/2005 18:41 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13498
Loc: Canada
Okay, by now I expect that all of the dock shells should have reached their destinations. If you are expecting one, then check the Home Docks page (link at top) for a tracking number, and find out what's happended to it.

For the USA, the tracking numbers are for Canada Post's "Expedited Parcel" service, which translates into "surface parcel" or some such thing for the USPS.

Two of the shells have gone overseas: one to Britain, which ought to have arrived by now, and another to Australia -- which should be there now or within a few days I expect. No tracking numbers for these two, but delivery should be quite reliable in those parts of the world.

Cheers


Edited by mlord (02/06/2005 18:42)

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#253360 - 02/06/2005 18:51 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
wfaulk
carpal tunnel

Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
Looks like maybe "Global Economy Parcel Post"? But the 6-9 days estimate makes it looks more like "Global Priority Mail". Ah, who knows? USPS options are remarkably confusing anyway, not helped by the fact that they don't seem to have a simple chart of them.
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#253361 - 02/06/2005 19:01 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: wfaulk]
matthew_k
pooh-bah

Registered: 12/02/2002
Posts: 2287
Loc: Berkeley, California
I doubt the USPS has any clue what it translates to either. When Mark sent me his old digital camera and a dock that I bought from him, they left the well insured package which explicitly required a signature in front of my door in a sketchy college student appartment building.

Matthew

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#253362 - 02/06/2005 19:15 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
RobotCaleb
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Registered: 15/01/2002
Posts: 1866
Loc: Austin
Received mine. Beautiful. Thanks.

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#253363 - 03/06/2005 09:51 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: mlord]
Ladmo
addict

Registered: 04/09/2004
Posts: 515
I got mine last week! Thanks, Mark! And thanks for the surprise! (I always enjoy reading the paper!)

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#253364 - 04/06/2005 06:17 Re: Come and get'em! [Re: RobotCaleb]
longhorn
new poster

Registered: 04/04/2005
Posts: 3
Received mine. Thanks again Mark!

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