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post #46 of 81

Wow. Looks awesome. Grados are just a ton of fun to mod and play with. Wish I had taken pictures of my first grado mod, doesn't stand up at all to this level of work though. Kudos.

post #47 of 81
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Originally Posted by narutofan36 View Post

I forgot to add, did you polish the housing at the very end?



I sanded them by hand and used contact glue, and I didn't polish them.

To sainkeat I figured out that my price for my structure was far to high, but I won't set it lower because the whole thing is really hard to do. So I am working on an easier structure right now.

 

 

post #48 of 81

there must be ways to bring down the cost of them. an easier production process for example.

 

Its an aluminum structure right?

post #49 of 81

 

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Double headband metallic goodness.

 

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And collapsible!

 

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My jaw hit the floor man.

 

post #50 of 81
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I sanded them by hand and used contact glue, and I didn't polish them.

To sainkeat I figured out that my price for my structure was far to high, but I won't set it lower because the whole thing is really hard to do. So I am working on an easier structure right now.

 

 

Perhaps nix the collapsing feature? Maybe even the Double headband, although... I love that part.

 

post #51 of 81
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Perhaps nix the collapsing feature? Maybe even the Double headband, although... I love that part.

 



actually... I'm not sure how much the gimbals are costing you, but I imagine some people would be interested in Just the gimbals, or just a double headband like that.... So if you could make either on its own on the cheap.... You might wanna think about it. I dunno, just trying to toss ideas at you and its late :)

post #52 of 81
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Well I could easily make a bunch of "gimbals" (didn't know that word, just looked it upsmily_headphones1.gif). If somebody is interested pm me, It won't be expensive.

post #53 of 81

Just heads up for people wondering about the sanding process. 

 

The lower the GRIT, the more rough and sanding the paper will do, the higher the GRIT, the more smooth the sanding process is going to be.

 

60Grit, very rough

120Grit, rough

500Grit, gradually smooth

1200Grit, very smooth

2000Grit, fine smooth

 

 

post #54 of 81

http://cgi.ebay.com/3M-ALL-PURPOSE-SANDPAPER-60-GRIT-WOOD-METAL-PAINT-5X-/250756503111?pt=Paint_Paint_Supplies&hash=item3a62409647#ht_1077wt_1139

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-X-Original-JFJ-Easy-Pro-3M-1200-GRIT-SOFT-SANDPAPER-/170632825413?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27ba824a45#ht_3091wt_1139

 

Would these 2 items be enough to sand down the grado cups? Also, did you place the grado cups face down on the sand paper, and did you sand down the sides/curves of the cup as well?


Edited by narutofan36 - 4/26/11 at 7:31am
post #55 of 81

O.P: that headband is diabolical! I see Grado and usually think steampunk, but you've managed to make a headband that I think will make them seem downright futuristic!

 

Narutofan: I wouldn't start out with 60 grit, that will be so rough you'll never get the scratches out. The goal of sanding is to remove material with the first step (coarse sandpaper) and smooth out the scratches from the previous step with each successive step. I'd go with something more like 150grit, 320 grit, 600 grit. 60 grit will be like assaulting it with a handful of gravel (and is usually used on things like furniture that has many coats of old paing on it)

post #56 of 81
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O.P: that headband is diabolical! I see Grado and usually think steampunk, but you've managed to make a headband that I think will make them seem downright futuristic!



Thanks ( :

post #57 of 81

Wow....very nice work, chippechanga.

post #58 of 81
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Wow....very nice work, chippechanga.

 

Thank you. 

I have just finished version "2.0". I'l post pics soon.

post #59 of 81
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Thank you. 

I have just finished version "2.0". I'l post pics soon.



Can't wait to see it!

post #60 of 81

Really awesome thread, good work. Cant wait to see v2.

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