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so i'm going to start a sr225 project...ordering some cups via @fleasbaby and wondering what people are using for the grill on the outside of the cups. i'm sourcing the various materials now...any ideas/suggestions?

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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

so i'm going to start a sr225 project...ordering some cups via @fleasbaby and wondering what people are using for the grill on the outside of the cups. i'm sourcing the various materials now...any ideas/suggestions?

A lot of people go to their local dollar store and just pick up on of those mesh garbage cans, but I've also heard that you can use that window screen stuff.

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so i'm going to start a sr225 project...ordering some cups via @fleasbaby and wondering what people are using for the grill on the outside of the cups. i'm sourcing the various materials now...any ideas/suggestions?


I bought some from this company:

 

http://www.themeshcompany.com/products/Heavy-Duty---10mm----2mm-Hole-Size.html

 

One of the #10 meshes listed at the bottom (can't recall which one now).

 

It worked really well - excellent quality, rigid and very similar to the mesh used by Grado.

post #4849 of 5431
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I bought some from this company:

http://www.themeshcompany.com/products/Heavy-Duty---10mm----2mm-Hole-Size.html

One of the #10 meshes listed at the bottom (can't recall which one now).

It worked really well - excellent quality, rigid and very similar to the mesh used by Grado.
Cool. Thanks for the link. Will check them out...
post #4850 of 5431

I feel like this thread is currently talking about cup modifications, but I just wanted to chime in and make a quick nod to a headband mod I recently undertook.

I recently realised that an old messenger bag shoulder pad would work real nice as a headband cushion for my 125is.  The way I did it was I pulled out the stitches that connected the cushion and the section of fabric that allows the cushion to slide around on the messenger bag's strap. (I'm really sorry I have to describe this, it seems my account doesn't have image posting permissions yet...only 2nd post) I then took the cushion and its connector-fabric piece and attached it over my Grado headband as if it were my bag's strap. The really nice thing about this mod is that the headband cushion can be moved side to side on the headband depending on the wearer's needs. 

Thought I would share this in case anyone else had an old messenger bag should-strap cushion/pad laying around and maybe wanted to put it to good use again. I am certainly satisfied. Its not the prettiest, but its an upcycle project that was basically free.

 

Oh and overall work time, from start to finish was about 2 hours so not a huge project for those with serious time constraints.

 

so here is a link to the images of my new headband since I can't officially post them:

(I'll post the images in this comment later, when I get the permission)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ufb7j3ulx24yzd/2014-04-08%2016.55.14.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pnrjh299uclhq19/2014-04-08%2016.54.39.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7t1pgzjx4k0ix0x/2014-04-08%2016.55.48.jpg

'-> in the last photo you can also see I modded my comfies - I live in Canada and so I used a 2$ coin in stead of a quarter as a template. It works really well, not too big, not too small.

 

Cheers.

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Nicely done!

Indeed there is a heavy focus on cups here...I keep remembering the SR60 mod thread though, and keep meaning to set aside a pair to try the hole-punching, dynamitting, etc, etc...
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Try chip frying mesh ,it's heat proof and it's cast plastic so won't come undone ,if your in uk you can get a sheet of if in your pound shop
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An example of frying mesh
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Also the beauty of the mesh is that because it's cast plastic it doesn't fall to bits at the joints when cut and and be cut with scissors
post #4855 of 5431
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An example of frying mesh

I like that, I think I'll look for some here in Canada.

 

What's a pound shop?


Edited by 7keys - 4/9/14 at 8:41am
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What's a pound shop?

 

Discount shop. Like a Dollar Store

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It's a shop that sells everything for a £1 like a dollar store it's sells everything from a can of Beans to hardware .
Super markets like sainsburys are selling it for like £5
So it's a real bargain and the best thing is you don't get vibration from joining parts as it's all cast in one piece
post #4858 of 5431
Found a couple of mesh screens on eBay that might work. What do you guys think?

http://bit.ly/1qj4X3c

I think this person also sells smaller sheets, too...
post #4859 of 5431
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post

Found a couple of mesh screens on eBay that might work. What do you guys think?

http://bit.ly/1qj4X3c

I think this person also sells smaller sheets, too...


Looks pretty similar to the wire mesh I've bought from the The Mesh Company here in the UK. If so, it'll work really well! 

 

You'll need some 'tin snips' or similar heavy-duty tool for cutting it though.

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Looks pretty similar to the wire mesh I've bought from the The Mesh Company here in the UK. If so, it'll work really well! 

You'll need some 'tin snips' or similar heavy-duty tool for cutting it though.
Yeah, it's the same size as the links you sent me from the mesh company. Prbly a little cheaper for me here in the states.
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