Woodwork awl

Recycled from a well-worn & much favoured Stanley philips 201 screwdriver. Re-ground & oil stone honed with 4 sided point
knoba - woodwork awl

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Awesome as a point awl (marking accurate; screw / drill points with brad point bits, flat bits & forstners)
knoba - woodwork awl

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Stanley – hand tools

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Tool rings

Quick release rings for the tools on my electronics bench
knoba - tool rings

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Made from the sprung stainless steel inserts from old car wiper blades (the rubber bit sometimes has these in it, ask at your local garage) & some 2.4mm stainless wire for the jump rings.
knoba - tool rings

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Shaped with jewellery pliers
knoba - tool rings

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Better than keyring style rings, these quickly lock into, and out of, place
knoba - tool rings

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Materials:
1 x auto wiper blade insert (normally 2 in each rubber blade)
1 x 40x2.4 mm o/d stainless steel wire

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Icewm volume tray icon

Screenshot of my 1920×1080 desktop (speaker icon in tray ~ lower right)
knoba - icewm python volume tray icon - 01

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Volume control maximised (python, simple, fast, no task bar button)
knoba - icewm python volume tray icon - 02

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Huge thanks to Ashley Mills’ for “mixerapp.py”
knoba - icewm python volume tray icon - 03

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mixerapp.py ~ place in /usr/local/bin/mixerapp.py, chmod 555, link to /usr/bin/mixerapp
knoba - icewm python volume tray icon - 04

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Nb. Need to update shebang for FreeBSD-11 to: #!/usr/local/bin/python2

#!/usr/local/bin/python2
import commands
from Tkinter import Tk,IntVar,Scale

def adjustVol(vol):
   commands.getoutput("/usr/sbin/mixer vol "+vol)
   return

root = Tk()
root.geometry('50x100+1700+800')
root.wm_title("mixer")
vol = IntVar()
scale = Scale(root,variable=vol,from_=100,to=0,command=adjustVol)
scale.set(commands.getoutput('/usr/sbin/mixer -S').split(':')[1])
scale.pack()
root.mainloop()

# 2010-05-02 www.ashleymills.com

# icewm toolbar then has an entry like this:
# prog MixerControl vol_16x16.png /path/to/mixerapp.py

# Modified - knoba 2017

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add “mixerapp &” to ~/.icewm/startup, chmod 755
knoba - icewm python volume tray icon - 05

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#!/bin/sh
sleep 2
setxkbmap gb extd & 
gdeskcal --dpi=91 &
mixerapp &
# xscreensaver &
(sleep 4; psi&) &

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add “Volume” section to ~/.icewm/winoptions
knoba - icewm python volume tray icon - 06

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optional extras:

find/set screen geometry for windowed app
$ xwininfo

find/set WM_CLASS(STRING) for windowed app
$ xprop | grep WM_CLASS

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Ashley Mills – Mixerapp.py

FreeBSD – Operating system

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