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FreeKnight

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Great results the pictures don't suggest at all that it is an Ikea top. Did you use any wood conditioner before staining?

And I was looking at walnut planks and that was coming out to $20ish per board foot. To make a top the same size would be hours of work and more than a couple hundred in planks. So results that look as good and for that cost is something to be happy about.
Thanks Izerous.

Yeah I used the Minwax Pre-Stain Wood conditioner. I honestly use it before any staining, no matter if it's hardwood or softwood. I find I get better results going with a light to medium application, just enough to 'wet' the wood and then coming back in 5-10 to wipe it and generally the shop towel picks up no liquid.

Trying my second coat of poly with a foam roller and having thinned it with mineral spirits just a little. I'm hoping it works well, but I usually use natural brush or microfiber for polyurethane so I'm not sure how the foam will perform.
 

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Installed 2 pack of Deepcool aRGB led strips ( x2 strips per pack ) , hooked up to the mobo's headers. Dropping them to the lowest light setting and I am pretty happy with the look. Just a nice 255 blue glow.
 

Supergrover

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Um... and why are there no pictures of this @Supergrover ?? ;)
Not finished so mind the cabling. Still waiting for sleeved sata cables and sata power cables ( white) and 180* pcie connectors as well as a 90* atx connection, so have not done anything much cabling wise until they show up.

Image is from my :reading: phone, I only use it for reading news/ novels so yeah pretty old shitty camera.
I will do up a proper pic once I receive the rest of the build.

Still deciding what I am going to do cooling wise so yeah stock HS right now.IMG_20200312_130508.jpg
 

lowfat

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Ditched Windows and went back to linux for my home server. Had to swap to an i3-2200 + board I got from @JD, which was meant for another project. But whatever.


After a solid 4-5 days of work All containers are setup and ZFS RAIDZ2 pool is working good. :cool:
Code:
[email protected]:~$ lxc list
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
|     NAME      |  STATE  |         IPV4         | IPV6 |   TYPE    | SNAPSHOTS |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
| basic         | STOPPED |                      |      | CONTAINER | 0         |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
| homeassistant | RUNNING | 192.168.1.156 (eth0) |      | CONTAINER | 0         |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
| jackett       | RUNNING | 192.168.1.153 (eth0) |      | CONTAINER | 0         |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
| mqtt          | RUNNING | 192.168.1.154 (eth0) |      | CONTAINER | 0         |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
| nodered       | RUNNING | 192.168.1.155 (eth0) |      | CONTAINER | 0         |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
| plex          | RUNNING | 192.168.1.151 (eth0) |      | CONTAINER | 0         |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
| rtorrent      | RUNNING | 192.168.1.150 (eth0) |      | CONTAINER | 0         |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
| sonarr        | RUNNING | 192.168.1.152 (eth0) |      | CONTAINER | 0         |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+
| upsmon        | RUNNING | 192.168.1.157 (eth0) |      | CONTAINER | 0         |
+---------------+---------+----------------------+------+-----------+-----------+

[email protected]:~$ zfs list


NAME                                                                          USED  AVAIL     REFER  MOUNTPOINT
lxd                                                                           326G   535G       96K  none
lxd/containers                                                                325G   535G       96K  none
lxd/containers/basic                                                          916M   535G     1.31G  /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/default/containers/basic
lxd/containers/homeassistant                                                 2.97G   535G     4.16G  /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/default/containers/homeassistant
lxd/containers/jackett                                                        428M   535G     1.61G  /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/default/containers/jackett
lxd/containers/mqtt                                                           144M   535G     1.34G  /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/default/containers/mqtt
lxd/containers/nodered                                                        534M   535G     1.70G  /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/default/containers/nodered
lxd/containers/plex                                                          5.34G   535G     6.52G  /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/default/containers/plex
lxd/containers/rtorrent                                                       314G   152G      315G  /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/default/containers/rtorrent
lxd/containers/sonarr                                                         353M   535G     1.53G  /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/default/containers/sonarr
lxd/containers/upsmon                                                         213M   535G     1.38G  /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/default/containers/upsmon

zfspool                                                                      3.74T  6.82T     3.74T  /zfspool
[email protected]:~$
 

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