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man i love the way bocote looks. How is it to work with?
Not bad, easily the hardest of the three woods but has a distinct finger tone or vibration when you strike it. Also smells like cinnamon when you cut it biggrin.gif Sands very well to a shiny finish.
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Guys, what about mine? :D I made these from teak, rosewood, mahogeny, and aluminum

 

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Beautiful! The bowl shape at the grill is different and looks good. smily_headphones1.gif
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Guys, what about mine? :D I made these from teak, rosewood, mahogeny, and aluminum

 

 

Wonderful craftsmanship. Well done.

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Guys, what about mine? :D I made these from teak, rosewood, mahogeny, and aluminum

 

Heyoo!

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The darker colored mushroom head ones are my favorite smily_headphones1.gif beautiful work there smily_headphones1.gif
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I wanted to make a set of cups out of this wood to test; I’m waiting on the drivers to arrive in the mail.

 I won’t be making more except if we do an exotic hard wood review next year I might put a Lapacho set in with the mix.

 

Here is what the Tonewood Data Source says about this Tone- wood.

Lapacho

Round basses and very clear trebles, competes with Brazilian rosewood when it comes to punch and definition of voices. Superb tap tone and a collectible since only a few Lapacho guitars have ever been built. The wood is incredibly hard but the luthier is filled with pride when he hears the sound of the finished instrument. It is simply stunning.

Its dust can cause a number of respiratory and contact dermatitis allergic reactions in humans,an amazing wood, but no sense in risking your health!

 

Lapachois one of the hardest woods on the planet,almost 3x harder than Oak. It has a fire rating of A1 (the highest possible, the same as concrete), and is denser than water (it sinks).  It’s recommended that you use name brand carbide tipped tools, keep edges sharp, and always pre-drill for screws. Have numerous extra drill bits handy.

 

Janka hardness rating……  Hard Maple (Janka 1450)… Oak (Janka 1360)….Lapacho (Janka 3680)

 

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Guys, what about mine? :D I made these from teak, rosewood, mahogeny, and aluminum

 


Nice work!

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Had some time before the family woke up this morning, so I finally woodied my SR80 pinks with the Blackwoods I just got...









First impressions, far more controlled, more clarity, tamed highs. Prefer this to the results I got using my 225 pinks in Paduak and my 225i in Mahogany...that could be just the drivers or "new toy" syndrome though. Will give them more time over the weekend, holiday schedule permitting.
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I have a modded SR-80i, and a magnum v3.  Love the sound, and is looking to build a magnum v5.  I have already sourced a set of brand new SR325i aluminum cups, a headband, and cables, the problem I have is that I am having trouble getting the inners that hold on to the drivers and inserted into the cups.  I have a plastic set I bought months earlier, but I am looking to get an aluminum or wooden set without breaking the bank.

 

Does anybody know where I can get some / willing to make me a set?

 

Thanks.

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wow! nice looking cups you got there ..

what did you use to coat the wood..

i used a few layers of varnish on mine and looks too shiny for my taste..


Edited by ToPaLi - 11/28/13 at 11:19am
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those top woodies are ****** gorgeous....howd you make those???

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you should provide a grado customization service....those look like 2,000 dollar headphones. rich looking

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Originally Posted by ToPaLi View Post

wow! nice looking cups you got there ..
what did you use to coat the wood..
i used a few layers of varnish on mine and looks too shiny for my taste..

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those top woodies are ****** gorgeous....howd you make those???

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you should provide a grado customization service....those look like 2,000 dollar headphones. rich looking

Wait, are you guys talking about mine or intermediete's stuff? His is pretty damn awesome...I have yet to find a decent source for aluminum cups...I really want a pair of PS1000 ones.
Edited by fleasbaby - 11/28/13 at 7:21pm
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Wait, are you guys talking about mine or intermediete's stuff? His is pretty damn awesome...I have yet to find a decent source for aluminum cups...I really want a pair of PS1000 ones.
I think yours are gorgeous! Where did you get the black wood cups? The shape and color are perfect.
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