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post #151 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post


I couldn't resist.  She was out buying a dress.  I got my son to come home and help me put it together.  He brought a buddy.  They went to town on it.  When they were done, I just had to fire it up.  I made 7 shells out of a half-sheet of oak.  When it was over, we all rushed around to remove every trace of the sawdust Hell we had created in what will always be "her" house.

 

I still got busted.  She could hear me sanding when she called.  It didn't take long to figure out that where there's sanding, there's cutting.  But it was worth it.


hahaha! You're one brave man Billavideo! You're making me want to buy myself a lathe machine for Christmas.   

post #152 of 5003

The mod on my phones is pretty much complete now, 

 

Photo attached.

 

The weight is upto 575g including cable, but so comfy.

 

Thanks for the help Bila, I turned a mediocre pair of cans into something stunning with your help!

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/u0I_8xDKRw8lBMDm5TdEn_0dmEyBnn1tsI5ITlyQu2g?feat=directlink


Edited by inteificio - 9/7/10 at 1:18pm
post #153 of 5003

WOW! You can make a business with the mass production of those cups.
I'll be your first customer (for a discount) .

post #154 of 5003
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WOW! You can make a business with the mass production of those cups.
I'll be your first customer (for a discount) .


cool thanks!

 

I just used a bit of PVC pipe cut down...I would normally charge $600, but for head-fi my magnum pipe is going for $400 ;-)

post #155 of 5003
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cool thanks!

 

I just used a bit of PVC pipe cut down...I would normally charge $600, but for head-fi my magnum pipe is going for $400 ;-)


 Sorry, I was talking to bilavideo and his machine of mass production/destruction, haha.

post #156 of 5003

sigh, what do his wooden cups offer that my PVC pipe doesn't?

post #157 of 5003

The fact that they are wood =P
 

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sigh, what do his wooden cups offer that my PVC pipe doesn't?

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Originally Posted by tisb0b  
" The fact that they are wood =P"


Wood does turn the badass factor up to 10. When he makes cups out of titanium (aluminum has been done), the knob will surely go to 11. :)

post #159 of 5003
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Wood does turn the badass factor up to 10. When he makes cups out of titanium (aluminum has been done), the knob will surely go to 11. :)


Titanium? Where's the excitement there? How about some platinum ear cups, to keep costs down? You could get two small (1-2cm diameter) diamonds to substitute the Grado buttons as well.

post #160 of 5003

No that would be horrid
 

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Titanium? Where's the excitement there? How about some platinum ear cups, to keep costs down? You could get two small (1-2cm diameter) diamonds to substitute the Grado buttons as well.

post #161 of 5003

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Originally Posted by tisb0b  
The fact that they are wood =P


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Originally Posted by JoetheArachnid  

" Titanium? Where's the excitement there? How about some platinum ear cups, to keep costs down? You could get two small (1-2cm diameter) diamonds to substitute the Grado buttons as well."


It's all about weight. Platinum is heavy. Carbon fiber would be pretty sweet also.

post #162 of 5003

This thread is awesome.  Thanks

post #163 of 5003
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It's all about weight. Platinum is heavy. Carbon fiber would be pretty sweet also.


I am aware of this

Oddly, I was not entirely serious.

 

Although I do quite seriously agree with carbon fibre. Anybody know what kind of acoustic properties it's got?

post #164 of 5003
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Originally Posted by nickchen View Post

I must confess, that laser thing is extremely cool.


Thanks.  It certainly lends a cool aura to the work.
 

Originally Posted by Racio View Post
hahaha! You're one brave man Billavideo! You're making me want to buy myself a lathe machine for Christmas. 

 

Do it and don't look back.
 

Originally Posted by zero7525 View Post

WOW! You can make a business with the mass production of those cups.  I'll be your first customer (for a discount) .

 

Thanks!  I'm not a member of the trade, so to speak, but I'll be happy to help a Headfier mod what he's got.  The cool thing about HeadFi is the free exchange of ideas, experiences and sometimes know-how.  Just last night, I got some great tips on how to properly candy up the shells.  The difference between you and me may be the amount of time I've been obsessing over making these mods - and the drill press.
 

Originally Posted by JoetheArachnid View Post

I am aware of this

Oddly, I was not entirely serious.  Although I do quite seriously agree with carbon fibre. Anybody know what kind of acoustic properties it's got?

 

Carbon fiber/fibre would be fantastic.  They make cellos out of it.  It's expensive but its acoustic properties are far superior to plastic.  I'm enamored with the aluminum housing of the PS1 and HP1000.  If I had an "in" with the world of metal machining, I'd be all over that.  But carbon fiber represents a cool opportunity, since it's something you can mold right off any model, provided you're willing to cure and cut it along the way.  The interesting thing about that is that ALL of the Grados between the SR60 and the SR225 were patterned after the PS1/HP1000 frames.  

 

Take a close look; the plastic Grados are basically an attempt to bring these aluminum wonders down to the people.  Much of the Grado product line tiers downward instead of up - taking as its model, the premiere product and then cutting away at the layers to provide some version of it at each price level.  This is why critics scratch their heads and wonder how any Grado fan can tell these products apart (It takes a bit of discernment to do that, and it helps to be a fan with a little too much time on your hands).  Consider the fact that Grado came out with the RS1 before introducing the RS2, or that Grado came out with the PS1000 before it came out with the HF2.  Grado scales down much more than he scales up.  He delivers the primo product to his version of the "early adopters" and then provides a knock-off of his own classic product - at a lower price tier.  The "i" series Grados are largely mock-ups of the 325, with its yo-yo looking contours.  Ironically, while the PS1000 is modeled after the GS1000, the GS1000 bears an interesting resemblance to the 325 - and the aluminum shells on my PS1000 are - in some ways - massive versions of the 325 shell.

 

Something in me just adores the aluminum housing of the PS1 and HP1000.  If I could machine something like that, I'd be in hog heaven.  But with carbon fiber, you can actually take anything between the SR60 and the SR225 and use it as a model.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like whatever you fabricated from the pre-"i" versions would be no less a copy of the PS1 and HP1000 models than if you'd used them as molds.  Carbon fiber would be a very cool threshold to cross.  I want to do it.  I just need to do wood first.


Edited by Bilavideo - 9/8/10 at 5:00pm
post #165 of 5003
Man, I cannot believe you got away wih using that drill press inside. I have that same model and the dust it produces in my garage is impressive. I cannot imagine in my dining room.

Have you notice the tendency to drift left at medium speeds? Anyway, be sure to pick up a drill press vice. It really makes a noticeable difference in accuracy. Also stock up on batteries. The laser burns though them like candy.

Carry on! You make us all proud!
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