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post #3736 of 5003

WOOHOO!

 

Bill I'm eyeing those designs and wondering what mine are potentially going to turn out looking..

 

=D looks a little rounded lol but quite nice still....

post #3737 of 5003
Thread Starter 

BABY LATHER - PART III

 

Okay, here's what happened when I went wider with the mushroom top.

 

Mushroom1.jpg

 

Like its predecessor, this is a rush job, a prototype made with pine and a single, sloppy coat of lacquer.  It's an unfinished work in progress but I think shows the difference a lathe - even a cheap one - can bring to the table.

 

Mushroom2.jpg

 

I'm not 100% on the height.  I think I may need to cut back a little to lower the profile, which is fairly easy to do with a good belt sander.

 

Mushroom3.jpg

 

All in all, I like what the wider shell brings to the table.  It's not as dainty as an RS1 design, but it has a cool, butch appeal.

 

Mushroom4.jpg

post #3738 of 5003

I'm glad the opening of the holes worked out for you.  However, by no mean, use making tape to cover the holes back up.  Instead, use some craft felt.  The masking tape will prevent the driver from achieving its proper extension and end up creating vibration and distortion.  Been there, done that.
 

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Originally Posted by ib1dance View Post

So I decided to go for 4 holes thinking I'd cover them up with masking tape if I disliked any results

 


 

post #3739 of 5003

Bill,

 

Nice work on the cups - given what you have to work with.  However, it must bring you some joy that you can get back into your hobby instead of that "mandatory resting" of the leg.  I mean, how much Oprah and Maury can one person take? biggrin.gif

 

Also, which portable lathe did you end up with?  I'm looking at various models now.  Thanks.

 

Be well.

post #3740 of 5003

Looking good Bill!

 

And may I say (albeit late), welcome back dude! We missed you :)

post #3741 of 5003



I hope it did, i hated being an ass but it does look like feedback was taken to heart. Those really do look good and made on the dining room table. Double win Bill. Keep up the good work.

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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

 


Thanks!  I appreciate your straight-talking feedback.  You helped me take the next step.

 



 

post #3742 of 5003

Fairplay bill you go from strength to strength at an alarming rate! Damn fine work sir, look forward to seeing how those cup actually look on some cans! :D

post #3743 of 5003

thet third version looks great, cocobolo please beerchug.gif


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 5/9/11 at 8:24pm
post #3744 of 5003

Wje, when filling up the hole(s), how do you get the felt to stay there?

post #3745 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

BABY LATHER - PART III

 

Okay, here's what happened when I went wider with the mushroom top.

 

Mushroom1.jpg

 

Like its predecessor, this is a rush job, a prototype made with pine and a single, sloppy coat of lacquer.  It's an unfinished work in progress but I think shows the difference a lathe - even a cheap one - can bring to the table.

 

Mushroom2.jpg

 

I'm not 100% on the height.  I think I may need to cut back a little to lower the profile, which is fairly easy to do with a good belt sander.

 

Mushroom3.jpg

 

All in all, I like what the wider shell brings to the table.  It's not as dainty as an RS1 design, but it has a cool, butch appeal.

 

Mushroom4.jpg


Great job Bill! These new designs are coming out awesome! gs1000.gif

 

post #3746 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Duckman View Post

Wje, when filling up the hole(s), how do you get the felt to stay there?


Usually just a small dab of glue on each area between the circles.  You can then lay the felt down into place and let the adhesive dry.  Usually, it works better to "dry fit" the felt pieces before you apply any glue first.  By the way, I have a pair of SR225 headphones where Bilavideo did his work - wooden cups, etc.  I had to take one of the cups apart to provide a bit more support to the wire strain relief inside the cup.  While I had them apart, I realized that all 12 holes were opened up.  However, each of them were covered in felt.  I love the sound that I hear.  A nice amount of bass.
 

 

post #3747 of 5003

the hole mod is awesome..

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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

BABY LATHER - PART III

 

 

Mushroom4.jpg


This is a pretty dumb question but what set of operations and tools are people using to do the cable notch as seen in the above photo?  I can see a simple drill to do the hole but whats the clean way to notch out the rest of the slot?

 

Great to see you back, Bill!

 

post #3749 of 5003
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This is a pretty dumb question but what set of operations and tools are people using to do the cable notch as seen in the above photo?  I can see a simple drill to do the hole but whats the clean way to notch out the rest of the slot?

 

Great to see you back, Bill!

 


The way I do it is to saw out a small triangle, then rattail file (for a rounded notch) or just file (squarish notch) the thing down to a desired length. Sandpaper could be used if you really wanted it very fine but that's unnecessary imo.

 

post #3750 of 5003

Nice work Bill with the new toy.

I like both designs albeit pine doesn't look like it will be a big seller lol, but it's enough to get the picture and much cheaper to make mistakes with :)

 

The GS looks nicer if the added weight is insignificant. I also quite like the way the mesh fits into the whole picture.

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