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Ahh ... here's to spontaneous purchases.  Should be arriving sometime next week.  I love the burl, but might make some modifications to the maple-ish gimbles to change the look a bit.

 

custom_sr225i_Grados.jpg

 

 

Thanks, Rahkim

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Very nice wje! do you know if those wood hinges (cup holders) are included?

 

my javen alucups qhould be here on sat so sunday is grado modding day for me. Im thinking of finishing the cable with a 3.5 or a 6.5 plug.

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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

Very nice wje! do you know if those wood hinges (cup holders) are included?

 


I'm sure they are.  Rahkim is da man.  I can't wait.  beyersmile.png

 

Did you notice how Rahkim doesn't use any pink or "odd colours" on his headphones?   biggrin.gif     wink.gif


Edited by wje - 5/26/11 at 4:26pm
post #4009 of 5003

actually that wood is kind of soft-red, you are just too used to it to notice tongue_smile.gif

 

Im still not sure if decolorize the jaben cups or leave them red.

 

DSC_0266.jpg  vs  13.jpg

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Im still not sure if decolorize the jaben cups or leave them red.

 

  13.jpg

 

 

I'd say leave them red - just as they are.  If a time comes and you get really sick of the color, then remove it.  Keep in mind, applying the color is much harder than removing it.  I joke about color - but, you know in all seriousness, I listen to a lot of music in the dark.  Plus, I wouldn't let another's opinion influence me - as long as the sounds were sweet and soulful.  basshead.gif



 

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Guys, I'm back!  I'm sorry to be out of it for the last week or so.  It has been a crappy week. (Can I say that?) I hurt my shoulder last weekend and kept getting shooting pains every time I lifted my arm.  By Tuesday, things were better but then my lathe died!  I have since taken it in and gotten a complete replacement for it.  I'm currently working out in the carport.  If you need to get in touch with me, send me a PM.  I'll be back with you tonight.

 

Bill

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Guys, I'm back!  I'm sorry to be out of it for the last week or so.  I hurt my shoulder last weekend and kept getting shooting pains every time I lifted my arm.  By Tuesday, things were better but then my lathe died!  I have since taken it in and gotten a complete replacement for it.  I'm currently working out in the carport.  If you need to get in touch with me, send me a PM.  I'll be back with you tonight.

 

Bill


Were you buying them from Harbor Freight?  I finished my whole basement with one of their $99 framing nailers.  It did an excellent job - and, I couldn't justify the $350 DeWalt.  However, at the end of my project, it was behaving a bit odd, so I brought it back to Harbor Freight for an exchange.  They were a bit reluctant to do the exchange since I didn't purchase the extended service plan, but they finally caved.  Their tools are OK for the occasional DIY person.  However, for use on a professional basis, there may be some issues with them holding up.

 

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My dad swears by harbor freight products. I understand they are not the most expensive products, but treated with care they have been good to my dad. I looked into getting a $300 lathe from there, the reviews were all good. Maybe sometimes you just get unlucky with a product. Take it back, maybe the next will last longer. I guess go for the extended plan though.

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Were you buying them from Harbor Freight?  I finished my whole basement with one of their $99 framing nailers.  It did an excellent job - and, I couldn't justify the $350 DeWalt.  However, at the end of my project, it was behaving a bit odd, so I brought it back to Harbor Freight for an exchange.  They were a bit reluctant to do the exchange since I didn't purchase the extended service plan, but they finally caved.  Their tools are OK for the occasional DIY person.  However, for use on a professional basis, there may be some issues with them holding up.

 



 

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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

Guys, I'm back!  I'm sorry to be out of it for the last week or so.  It has been a crappy week. (Can I say that?) I hurt my shoulder last weekend and kept getting shooting pains every time I lifted my arm.  By Tuesday, things were better but then my lathe died!  I have since taken it in and gotten a complete replacement for it.  I'm currently working out in the carport.  If you need to get in touch with me, send me a PM.  I'll be back with you tonight.

 

Bill


Glad to hear from you. biggrin.gif

 

You guys might want to create a new thread for the commercial cups so that this thread can be used exclusively for modding discussions.

 

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Originally Posted by wje View Post

Were you buying them from Harbor Freight?  I finished my whole basement with one of their $99 framing nailers.  It did an excellent job - and, I couldn't justify the $350 DeWalt.  However, at the end of my project, it was behaving a bit odd, so I brought it back to Harbor Freight for an exchange.  They were a bit reluctant to do the exchange since I didn't purchase the extended service plan, but they finally caved.  Their tools are OK for the occasional DIY person.  However, for use on a professional basis, there may be some issues with them holding up.


You're absolutely right.  For the occasional job, you can't beat Harbor Freight, which had the only lathes I could buy within an hour of my house. They don't sell lathes at Lowe's or Home Depot, Builders Square or Ace TrueValue.  You can get some sweet deals online, but the shipping is pretty stiff, given the weight of the item.  I bought from Harbor Freight so I could get my feet wet with the lathe, and I did pay for the extended service plan, which made taking it back a lot easier.  As I get into this, I'm going to invest in some serious industrial equipment, but I didn't want to throw down the milk money on my first lathe.  As it is, it's amazing what you can pull off with something reasonable.  I wish I could afford a CNC.  That would be awesome, but for that, I'm going to have to sell a body part, maybe two.

 

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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

 

You're absolutely right.  For the occasional job, you can't beat Harbor Freight, which had the only lathes I could buy within an hour of my house. They don't sell lathes at Lowe's or Home Depot, Builders Square or Ace TrueValue.  You can get some sweet deals online, but the shipping is pretty stiff, given the weight of the item.  I bought from Harbor Freight so I could get my feet wet with the lathe, and I did pay for the extended service plan, which made taking it back a lot easier.  As I get into this, I'm going to invest in some serious industrial equipment, but I didn't want to throw down the milk money on my first lathe.  As it is, it's amazing what you can pull off with something reasonable.  I wish I could afford a CNC.  That would be awesome, but for that, I'm going to have to sell a body part, maybe two.

 


Builder's Square is still in business?  All their stores closed in my area many years ago.  They were owned by K-Mart at the time.

 

Oh, I don't mean to be rough on Harbor Freight.  In fact, I've bought plenty of tools from them (angle grinders for $29.99 vs. $129.99 at other places).  I think it's like any tool.  If you take care of it - oil it as needed, etc. it should last quite a while.  With regards to my framing nailer, what I didn't state was that I framed my 1,150 s.f. basement with it, so it really got a work-out.  At $99, it's practically a disposable tool at that price.

 

I've spotted a lathe at Harbor Freight that is apparently only sold in the stores, but not on-line.  It features a sanding disc at the end of this.  I figure getting a 2-in-1 tool like this for the occasional headphone cup would be quite useful as I'd imagine using the sanding disc might be easier on rounding some of the cups might be easier than using the blades or knives.

 

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Has anybody heard from Ed?  Is he okay?  

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Has anybody heard from Ed?  Is he okay?  



I think he posted either last night or early this morning.

 

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OK so Bila is respirating. I guess that rules out Mrs Bila whacking him with a large heavy object for using the dinner table as a workbench. Just some technical malfunctions and a wounded wing. So back to the subject at hand. I took the grills out of my 225 today and vented a couple of holes, then three, then four, and have halted at 5.

 

I'm listening to my new Warren Haynes CD, Man In Motion biggrin.gif

 

These things sound so shweeeeeeet!

 

 

 

 

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OK so Bila is respirating. I guess that rules out Mrs Bila whacking him with a large heavy object for using the dinner table as a workbench.

 


I assumed that's how he "hurt" his shoulder tongue.gif

 

(and I hope you meant "recuperating")

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