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  1. Don't forget the unauthorized cinnamon.
  2. Thanks, @CentralTexBBQ! I started with one stone and one stone only. If I end up liking it, I can always add more. To start, I used a plastic bin that's about 12"w x 14"l x 6"d. I use a scrap 2x4 that was a few inches longer than the length of the bin, laid it across the top, and put the stone on that. The stone I got came with a little silicon foot that gave it enough traction so it didn't slide around. It worked well enough for now, but if I stick with this, I'll probably look into either making my own bridge or buying one.
  3. Funny - I don't visit this site as often as I used to, but came here specifically looking for this thread. I pulled out my Ruixin a few weekends ago and 2 of the stones had fallen off the plastic holder (that makes 3 total that have fallen off). I super glued them back on and tried to sharpen some knives. Two stoned ended up breaking (again, that makes 3 broken in my set) while I was working. They are crap stones. So, I decided to switch up and bought a Cerax 1000 whetstone and used that this past weekend. I'm nowhere near 'good' with it yet, but I found it much easier than I imagined it would be. I picked up a low-cost 4" santoku to start with, tested it for sharpness, then lightly dulled it across a brick. Then I worked it on the Cerax and was easily able to get it sharper than it was out of the box - easily sliced through newspaper. My technique obviously needs a lot of work, but it wasn't difficult to get my knives 'sharp enough' for me. My angles weren't perfect, but I don't think they were that much worse than the squirrely Ruixin. Plus I'll get better as I practice; the Ruixin was only getting worse.
  4. Sorry for the delayed response. My RJ45 isn't flush, either. It's friction fitted in there and sits back about 1/4". It works fine. It's a bit harder to push the little tab to get the cable out, but it's still doable.
  5. @psychI checked my Amazon history and the servo I ordered shows as currently unavailable. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D812NFS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) I don't remember what the connection was like for the servo, but I don't think it was difficult. I do have a phone/ethernet wiring background, though. Once you get everything in hand, it will probably all make sense. If not, don't hesitate to reach out here, on the tvwbb, or PM me on here. There's no point in guessing or struggling through, there are plenty of people that can give you solid advice. If I remember, which has been a personal struggle of late, I will take a look at my damper to see what the wiring looked like to refresh my memory.
  6. Pretty much agree with all of the above. Looks like the HM you are getting has the Type K connector. I bought a thermocouple Type K connectors off of Amazon and made the connection myself. I use thermoworks probes and got the BBQ Guru plate. The micro damper wasn't around when I built mine, so I went with the roto damper and haven't had any issues with it. I had Ralph (over on the tvwbb site) print the roto damper and sliding case for me. I've since purchased a 3D printer and have printed some of these to hold my probes. They work great. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1962968
  7. FWIW The Joule app shows temp/time setting for ribeye roast as low as 122 degrees. Time is anywhere from 3 - 6 hours (for fresh, not frozen) depending on the diameter of the roast (4 - 6 inches).
  8. Slowly getting back to normal. Cleared most of the debris from the yard. Got the tree off the storage building (a few dents in the metal roof), off of my car (totaled), and had two large pines cut down (both had broken at the top, but the broken parts were hung up). Replaced the mailbox post and bought a new car to replace my crushed one. Geico was quick to respond and take care of my car. Homeowners is through Travellers and they’ve not been nearly as responsive. The adjuster won’t be here for another week and a half. Not a huge deal since we didn’t have any critical damages. Internet, through Mediacom, is still at least a week away, probably two. They are saying up to 4-5 weeks is worst case.
  9. LOL Both the KK and the KJ made it. I wouldn't have buried that lede. We had to throw out all of the food in our fridges and freezers - except one pack of chicken breasts. It was buried down at the bottom and was still frozen solid. Those went on the KK one of the nights we were without power.
  10. Hey everyone. Still digging out. We got power back Monday. Internet will be down for weeks, they are saying mid November. I got the front yard cleared and most of the back. My debris pile is 90x8x6 and growing. Pecan orchards look like was zoned. A friend lost all 100 of their trees. The orchard near us looks like about 80% of the trees were uprooted. Grocery stores are are beginning to stock up. Schools will be closed at least through Tuesday, probably longer. Getting food to the schools is a big issue right now. Busses wont be able to get to many areas. A lot of roads have debris piled up 6’ high on both sides. It’s like driving down a bobsled track.
  11. We had a vacation already planed for this week. We decided to leave a day early to get out of town before the storm. We're still on vacation, but got some pictures from our neighbor. Our house looks undamaged but my car took a hit. Could have been much worse. There are about 5 or 6 trees down across our road, effectively blocking ingress or egress. @ckreef @skreef how did you guys fair? Anyone else in the path?
  12. Those are both ugly and gorgeous at the same time.
  13. Same OS, same difference. Open the photo, tap Edit, tap the magic wand, tap Save.
  14. That's what I was worried about. I stopped reading the books when they switched to being ghost written. I have a few flights coming up next week, so I loaded the Jack Ryan series on my ipad. I'll give it a shot. I liked season 1. I watched the first episode of season 2 and it 'felt' different. I don't know what it was, but it didn't hold my interest at all. I'll keep going, but it didn't make me excited to watch.
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