Tool post and Holder

Piston Type Tool Post & Tool Holder Sets For 12″ Lathe
Complete with 5 quick change tool holders
Turning and facing: 3/16″ – 1/2″ tool bit
Boring, turning and facing: 7/16″ shank
Heavy duty boring bar: 5/8″ shank
Knurling, turning and facing: 3/16″ – 1/2″ tool bit
Easy tool set up to speed production
Weight: 5.5kg.

Arduino Project – Digitally Controlled Analog Surround Sound Panning – Open Source

For your enjoyment:

Digitally Controlled Analog Surround Sound Panning




Circuit Explination:


Presentation documents:

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Project Source Code:

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Sound guy Xmas – ScrewDrivers

You can’t just buy one or two screw drivers for xmas, a whole set is a MUCH better idea.

I’ve had nothing but a fantastic experience with WIHA drivers.

This 33 Piece Drivelock screw driver set is a versatile and lightweight solution to carrying around 33 full size drivers.

  • Includes Both Soft Cushion Grip & MicroFinish Non-Slip Grip Handles
  • Slotted: 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5.5, 6, 6.5
  • Phillips: #0,#1 & #2
  • Square: 1 & 2
  • TORX: T6,7,8,9,10,15,20, 25,30,40
  • Nut Drivers Inch 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2
  • Nut Drivers Metric: 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11mm
  • Inch HEX: 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, 3/16
  • Metric HEX: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6mm

If you have never seen the Drive Lock system in action check this out

If the above is too big, a great starting point is the Drive-Loc VI 15 Pc. Combo Set in Pouch They roll up nicely into any gig bag.
 Wiha also offer this 51 piece Precision screw driver set that will last your professional a lifetime!


  • Slotted Tips:  0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0mm
  • Phillips Tips: #000, 00, 0, 1
  • Hex Metric Tips: 1.3, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0mm
  • Hex Inch Tips: .028, .035, .050, 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32
  • Torx Tips: T1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & T10
  • Nut Drivers: 1.5, 1.8, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5mm

In the same vein as the drive lock drivers, the System 4 screw drivers also offer complete mobility by reducing the weight of screw driver handles.



Sound Guy XMAS!!!!! Rigol DS1054Z 4 Channel Oscilloscope –

Xmas is coming!  As we know sound guys are the most difficult people to buy for.  Over the last few year I’ve posted some suggestions, here is day 1!

Day 1 – Rigol DS1054Z 4 Channel Oscilloscope

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This came to my attention from the EEVBLOG love this guy.

It’s an awesome price for a very powerful little machine.  Include probes and USB cable.

For $507 Canadian Electro Meter in pickering can hook you up!



Fixing Logitech trackball performance

I love these Logitech Marble Mouse trackballs, I have one for every computer.  After a few years they slow down physically.  Cleaning the dust off does not help enough, something different needed to be applied.  I’ve been researching lubricants and oils, doing some tests with households; but I think I’ve found the perfect fluid.  Ian Gomes of Union Sound Company made a recommendation a few years back for Penny and Giles faders.  A quick amazon search lead me to Lucas Silicone Shock fluid.  I must report that it is the perfect product for this application.  If you need a drop, I’ll send you a q-tip of it in the mail.


Generating Code with spreadsheet for Keyboard Assignments of CADSOFT Eagle

I needed a way of Generating Code, lots of code.   In cadsoft eagle, the Keyboard Assignments are completely user customizable.  They have a script language that allows you to modify the software.  I’ve used hundreds of the ULP and SCRs and decided to write my own Generator.

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Guitar Pedal – Balanced in to Low-Z unbalanced ==> HiZ to Balanced out

A client asked for a way to balance a guitar pedal so he could send and return Line Level to his guitar pedals.   He wanted a way to use his pedal collection as effect sends.  We came up with a modified Ward-Beck Systems POD-1.  The POD-1 offered op-amp gain adjustment trimmer pots so you are adjusting the gain of the balancing amplifiers.

The un-balanced output impedance is roughly 30Ω and the unbalanced Input Impedance is 47kΩ.  It’s a pretty safe assumption that mopst guitar effects can operate within these ranges.

You could also use this as a re-amp tool and a hyper-transparant Direct Inject box for keyboards and anything unbalanced.


XLR input Balanced +4dBu differential Receiver to an RCA connector to a 1/4″ TS jack that feeds the pedal then return to the opposite.


If you are interested in trying one out contact Ward-Beck Systems IMG_0477-2015-03-04

Dolby atmos

I was lucky enough to get to visit the new Atmos mix room at Deluxe Toronto.  This was the deadest big room I’ve ever been in.  It was impressive to hear the system.  Being a part of the AES gave me an incredible experience of A/B-ing the new IMAX mix room at Technicolor and the Atmos room at Deluxe.   In my opinion the ideas of IMAX immersive technologies translate much better.   The guys at IMAX got it right.

Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 12.36.21 PMMartin Pilchner did an amazing job.
They had a guy from dolby explaining a little about how Atmos renders… very interesting how it translates from room to room.

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More information from the Dolby Site:
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