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Instrument Case Scuff Removal

My hardcase for my banjo had several white scuff marks on it that I wanted to remove.  Many musical hard cases, like the one I have, have an outer covering of vinyl.  Most paint removers will eat into vinyl and many gentler cleaning solutions aren’t strong enough to remove scuff marks.   I heard that Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work well on vinyl floors so I decided to try them on the case.  Read on…

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Composite vs S-video vs Component

Component CablesI’ve heard that component cables provide higher picture quality than s-video and composite cables but I wanted to find out if this was true and if so, to what extent.  I tried all 3 cable types on a DVD player, Wii, and PS2.  The cables fed into a 32″ LCD HDTV.  I played the same test image on all 3 devices.  I photographed the TV screen with a digital camera on a tripod with a timer so that there would be no shake.  Read on…

Updated: 13 December 2010 (Wii Sports Resort Golf images added)

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Review: Craftsman NEXTEC 12Volt Lithium-Ion Drill

drill_inhand_smallThe NiCd batteries for my old Craftsman 18Volt cordless drill finally died and I have been unable to fix them (yet).  I figured out that a new drill would cost about the same as 2 new batteries so, I went shopping for a new cordless drill.  I did a TON of homework, checked out a bunch of different drills, and finally decided on the Craftsman NEXTEC 12Volt Lithium-ion drill.  What follows is my review of that drill after using it for several months.  Read on…

Updated: 23 March 2010

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