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Old 27th May 2007, 07:53 AM   #121
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I hate metalwork, especially working in steel. I have got a set of specialk drills from www.vt4c.com that will solve some of that problem.

I also hate to finish a project - the last 5 wires to go. That takes years for me.

I definitely hate when things don't work and I am a lousy troubleshooter.
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Old 27th May 2007, 10:01 AM   #122
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No single malt was close at hand, unfortunately, when I spent the better part of an afternoon crouching on the ground looking for misplaced SMD components, sweeping grit onto sheets of paper, and examining the mounds of debris under an illuminated magnifier. Fun! Out of the corner of my eye I saw one of my cats catch a flying SMD resistor in its gaping maw.
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Old 27th May 2007, 10:08 AM   #123
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I also hate to finish a project - the last 5 wires to go. That takes years for me.
It's called the problem of the last ten percent, known to every undergraduate, project manager and DIY enthusiast. The project is not half done when it's halfway done, it's halfway done when its 90 percent complete.
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Old 27th May 2007, 10:15 AM   #124
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Thanks for that! I thought something was totally wrong with me.

I have a EL84PP that was almost ready and I have already dissembled it to use the transformers elsewhere and have sold the tubes ...

But apart from that there's just one amp (The MAD Stealth) that isn't really finished.

Another obnoxious thing is to find suitable components, not normal stuff but odd stuff you cannot find anywhere or when you find it there's a minum order sum. Like looking for 270pF/630V-caps or 6,8K/10W-resistors.
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Old 29th May 2007, 01:57 AM   #125
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Being depressed for weeks after usps runs over your shipment of quad matched nos we300b's
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Old 29th May 2007, 02:02 AM   #126
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when your working on a proj and you dont have the correct value resister. and its 9pm on Sat. so you gotta wait till Monday to get anything descent.
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Old 29th May 2007, 06:28 AM   #127
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..... and on Monday morning you have reconsidered your project and tear everything down to start anew .......
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Old 9th April 2008, 09:15 AM   #128
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I ALSO HATE CHASSIS WORK!!!!

Like having your dremel (while going at 35,000 RPM) fly out of the hole and buzz right across (what was) your lovely brushed aluminium chassis.

Then realising the wooden sides you cut were 7mm too short.

But then it's okay - I'll chop the back off and make it removable, easier than having to take the whole top off to get at the guts.

Oh, and rectification stage testing in a lab where there are 10 very interested (but not au-fait with high voltage) people making fingers in the general direction :S

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Old 9th April 2008, 11:23 AM   #129
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Old 9th April 2008, 11:57 AM   #130
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Discovering that one trace I misplaced on my PCB layout AFTER I order prototypes! GRRRRR!!!!! I just had this happen to me yesterday!
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