to be honest, at the moment i am trying a lot of things, how to solder, which solder, which prototyping board, try to find my own style. on the other hand i have holidays but ..... spent nearly one day only in cleaning my room and pre-sorting all the things i bought to then sort everything into the part magazines i bought. yesterday i have started to build the needed furniture, this week the racks (with wheels) for components, my tools, cables, whatever, next week the workbench to place all the measurement equiment, bench drills, shapers, bench wise etc on. this is also a reason i build things not only to learn how to assmeble them in the best way, but also to find the best placement of all the tools, equipment (the bench wise will be on the left, measurement equipment on a shelf added to the table, soldering iron on the right, bench drill on the right side, coffee cup in the middle.
have installed the large magnifier glass with lights top left, also bought a 3D arm and installed a computer display on it and how to say a service computer to browse the internet to search or to have a schematic or whatever on screen while working, installed a pcb design and spice circuit emulation software. so fighting in all directions at the moment.
also i had to again buy all the electronic parts i have used, but with the delivery tomorrow i am sure to never again run out of resistors, capacitors or tube sockets. also yesterday i found a local supplier for this yellow and excellent capacitors Shikada-San uses for the original tu-05, the only part that is really unavailable in Germany is the damaged part on the internal power supply board, checked everything, it was not the IC, but a very special diode.
just sat down to re-assemble my exiting tu-05 but this time on an aluminium base with the high end tango transformers to listen to some music, Shikada-San has sent me a second internal power supply board, should arrive before christmas, so the double mono fun on my desk can start after christmas.
what to say - have to go to munich to a store speciallized in li-ion batteries to buy the 18650 li-ion batteries (about 50 pieces) for my double mono battery driven power supply (for the highend version) , at the moment i am playing around with some components to build a small and compact discrete double mono dc/dc step up power supply with voltage regulators for each tube and each voltage (for the medium desktop version), ...
the high end version is the easiest to assemble, all components are here or can be ordered, the main point is that you have as much space as you want, the smaller the case the more difficult the build.
stop writing here, much to do, lots of fun (and money spent :-() ) , but to answer your question - expect first results early next january.
P.S.1 not to forget, i have to test the assembled tube amp channel!
P.S.2 some time ago i think smial1966 posted something about german work ethics, have to get rid of this ...
Edited by GermanGuy - 12/19/13 at 5:37am