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No shame in using presets imo, that's what they're there for. I'm surprised there was no mention of Prince's use of presets in this article.

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Hi r/Woodworking,

I have a career decision to make and I'm wondering if any of you have done something similar.

I am currently working as a manufacturing engineer making good money for my age and have what my friends and family consider a "good job". But I am not feeling very fulfilled with the work as of late and I have a potential opportunity to work in a custom furniture shop instead.

The whole reason I became an engineer started from a love for woodworking and building things. My current job is shifting into more and more office work such as creating work instructions, data collection and analysis etc. and less hands on work that I really enjoy. I know I will not make nearly the amount of money in the future if I make this career change, but I'd rather enjoy my work days to the fullest than make a lot of money.

So I am asking you, r/woodworking, have any of you switched from a career in engineering to full time woodworking? Was it a good decision or a regretful one?

Edit: Thank you everyone for the great replies. I've gained a new appreciation and perspective for my current situation. I went through 4 years of school in engineering and only just started my career 2 years ago for christ's sake. I am going to continue on this path and keep woodworking as a relaxing hobby, that could maybe one day become a small business of my own.

Much love, I look forward to seeing all of your creations in the sub.

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Whoah dude... Are you me? I think you might be me.

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Original Poster3 points · 3 months ago

Hey me, which way are you leaning towards?

I just reflexively typed a short essay defining my version of this dilemma. Apparently I'm still working through it too.

Long story short, I'm leaning toward staying with the job I have and keeping my options open (narrowly). I'm actively looking for a new job, but it'd have to be something very compelling. A job that is similar in pay, and more creatively fulfilling.

... whatever that might be. If you find the sweet spot, help a brotha out.

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Original Poster2 points · 3 months ago

I'll keep you in mind as I make changes. I think I'm going to do the same until I find something, like you said, very compelling. Best of luck with your endeavors!

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Got any recordings of your wurlitzer's speakers mic'd with the sm57? Whenever I try that, I pick up unwanted sounds of the keys and the internal mechanics.

The EP200A has an output jack, why would you mic it?

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Well, this photo shows the speaker mic'd and I've heard people claim it's the "intended" sound of the 200A. So you might mic it to get a different tone that could cut through the mix differently than DI or a mic'd amp. I've personally not had success and I haven't looked into it much tbh, so I was curious.

Don’t do it dude, you’re on this sub for a reason. Set some IRL goals and don’t watch any videos. I for one have gotten back into skateboarding which has kept me at bay from playing vanilla servers.

Good luck!

258 points · 4 months ago

By yourself, the impact is infinitesimal. However, over the length of your years spent being green, your impact adds up. The biggest impact you're going to have, though, is being a model for others to do the same thing.

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infinitesimal

Adding this word to my lexicon, thanks.

Logitech's gaming software is available for Mac, so all of their gaming hardware that uses it, keyboards, mice, controllers, etc. (even if it says Windows only) will work on Mac, will full configuration options and everything.

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I just got a Logitech K840 Mechanical keyboard refurbished from an ebay seller for 40 bucks. Feels and works great so far.

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I bought a used Pro 2 a few months ago (love it to death) and just recently one key is now sitting a little bit higher than the rest of the keybed. It is still fully functional, it's just an eye-sore.

I have a careful hand so I opened up the synth and took a look. It seems like the spring could be wound too tight and is pulling the key higher than it should be, but it was fine just a week ago so that wouldn't make much sense. I am not sure so I wanted to see if anyone here has had a similar issue and knows how to fix it.

I didn't want mess with it too much before asking for advise. I can take some photos when I get home from work tonight if anyone thinks they can help me out.

Thanks

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I had the same problem with my P12. The stopper that keeps the key level has either cracked or broken off. I contacted DSI and they sent me a new keybed. (I actually just used epoxy to glue it back, so now I have an extra keybed.) but the replacement process is pretty straight forward and not difficult if you are handy with a screwdriver.

I suggest just contacting them

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Original Poster1 point · 4 months ago

Awesome, thanks! That's good to hear.

6.1k points · 5 months ago

He looks around while smiling, "anyone see that? Nope. Alright-ehh just another day on the job, okay then."

The Rock is what happens when someone with the right genes dedicates their life to getting huge and is professionally supported in that endeavor.

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He really min/maxed his character.

When I do my laundry on sundays, I pack 5 days of gym clothes in to individual grocery bags and put them in a tote in the trunk of my car. This way I can go straight to the gym after work, grab a pack and never have to think about grabbing them in the mornings. I also prep all my lunches on Sunday and take them all to work on Monday so they're all there and I can't forget them at home and have to eat out. I also try to do my small errands and grocery shopping Sunday morning while most people are at church/sleeping in and lines are short. I've also paired down my clothes to simplify my choices in the mornings.

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Nice. What kinds of lunches are you prepping on Sundays?

I think a Betta would look lovely in there. Nicely done.

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