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Beautiful stand! Do you have any more pictures?

post #2792 of 2958

no, sorry

and...thanks! :wink_face:

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I was told before, that those woods that could be bent to that degree are pretty expensive? Is that true? @.@ 

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I was told before, that those woods that could be bent to that degree are pretty expensive? Is that true? @.@ 


Thin veneers which bend relatively easily can be hideously expensive. There are some thin plywoods that are marketed as bendy ply but they will often crack and splinter as flex is limited.

 

Multiple individual layers of thin wood are bent and glued together if you take a look at the wood omega headphone stands you can see this construction. Its effectively the same way sheets of plywood are made except they are glued up flat rather than bent into a shape. 

 

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Thanks for the info! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

I was told before, that those woods that could be bent to that degree are pretty expensive? Is that true? @.@ 

I've got mine on a building site

leftover from some job

but I think, for the amount you need to make a headphone stand, it shouldn't cost you more than a few $

and it can be bent very easily

post #2797 of 2958

Not quiet the finished article but you can get the idea. The base looks like solid copper and weighs 5.5kg

 

 

 

 


Edited by JamieMcC - 4/19/14 at 9:10am
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Nothing fancy. Something thrown together in half an hour because I wanted something to do on Easter. Wood is walnut and cherry from my scrap box covered with tung oil varnish. Metal is 3/8" threaded rod with asst. hardware from the junk coffee can.

 

I like it, it's quite sturdy and it seems to work (I've always been a natural wood and steel kinda guy, as opposed to black paint or acrylic, no offense to those who are)

 

I'll give it another go some other time. Thinking I need a router and a roundover bit to make the top a bit better (I'm getting tiny divots in my foam, but smaller than the one divot I was getting on my old rack -- the cartridge from a British .303 Enfield in a 45-degree hole in a board screwed to the wall.

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Nothing fancy. Something thrown together in half an hour because I wanted something to do on Easter. Wood is walnut and cherry from my scrap box covered with tung oil varnish. Metal is 3/8" threaded rod with asst. hardware from the junk coffee can.

 

I like it, it's quite sturdy and it seems to work (I've always been a natural wood and steel kinda guy, as opposed to black paint or acrylic, no offense to those who are)

 

I'll give it another go some other time. Thinking I need a router and a roundover bit to make the top a bit better (I'm getting tiny divots in my foam, but smaller than the one divot I was getting on my old rack -- the cartridge from a British .303 Enfield in a 45-degree hole in a board screwed to the wall.


I like the simplicity.  What are the two headphones?  Some vintage units?

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No vintage stuff right now (all less than 9 months old, actually). 

 

The left pair is the Panasonic RP-HTX7, which receive good reviews at $30, and I grabbed them on discount at Kmart for $11 -- not super-awesome, but better than most everything I can find locally.

 

The second pair is the Koss Pro/4AA which came brand-new from Koss last week (turned in a half-dead pair for refurb and they just sent me new ones for $9 about 20 days later). I guess they almost qualify as vintage, since they've been made since my mother was in high school.

 

Tonight I grabbed a pair of Koss Porta Pros for $25 at Kmart, and they now live on the rack. I think they sound better than the Panasonics after the 20-block walk back from the store. I lost my first pair on the bus this winter, so I was itching for a replacement.

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I can finally post pics...here's one I did a few weeks ago...

 

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful!

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Nice work

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Wow that looks amazing.  What kind of wood is it?

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Wow that looks amazing.  What kind of wood is it?

 

Thanks for all the positive feedback!

 

The darker wood is Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) and the lighter accents are Maple.  I love Jatoba--finishes very nicely,  It can be hard to get and is tough to work with because it's very dense and the grain can tear out easily on a router table or a planer.  However, if you're careful and your tools are sharp, the end result can be beautiful--and heavy!  That stand weighs a lot more than you'd guess.  This helps to make it very stable even when it is holding only one set of cans.

 

Unfortunately, I've almost exhausted my supply of Jatoba and last time I checked, I could not get any more--unless I was willing to pay an ungodly amount of money for it...

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