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post #31 of 89
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

How is this going?


Nowhere at the moment. My machinist's still on vacation in Australia. He's due to be back in the shop on May 15th. I'm in the queue but don't know what he's got ahead of me or how long it will take. He'll be able to give me a better picture on that when he gets back.

 

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post #32 of 89
Thread Starter 

What's the skinny on the jacks?

post #33 of 89

 

Just put a call in to my machinist. He's probably still getting over jet lag. I'll let you know as soon as I hear back from him.

 

Until then, I've been thinking about those who can't have the plug disengaging the switch on those jacks that use switching.

 

I'm thinking instead of doing two versions of the plug, perhaps I could add a partial cut through down below the tip so it could be cut or broken off fairly easily by the end user.

 

Thoughts?

 

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post #34 of 89
Thread Starter 

I would have to see the design of what you are talking about. The thought of part of the plug getting stuck inside of my amp somehow is turning me off (breaking off accidentally).

post #35 of 89

 

Yeah, I wouldn't make that portion so thin it would have a chance of breaking off from normal use. Was thinking more of something that would allow someone to take off the tip with a hacksaw blade or something without boogering up the rest of it trying to start the cut.

 

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post #36 of 89
Thread Starter 

I would still prefer a solid one...... But if you wanted to get fancy you could almost machine the part as two sepearate pieces with a set screw that holds them together (that would pass through the center).  I think that would be going a little too far though :-P

post #37 of 89

 

It's Delrin, so you could just make it two pieces of Delrin that screw together. But that would definitely jack up the cost.

 

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post #38 of 89

 

Talked to my machinist yesterday. He said he'd be able to get them done in a couple of weeks on the outside.

 

In the meantime, I've given some thought to the switching issue and think it can be got around completely with a bit of a re-design.

 

In the original version, I'd included a couple of grooves machined in the handle to receive O rings to allow for a better grip.

 

Take that same idea, shorten the "plug" end to say, 3/8" or so, and include one or two machined grooves in it for O rings which would allow a friction grip in the first part of the headphone jack.

 

Perhaps two grooves which would allow for different overall diameters depending on how much "slop" is designed into a particular jack.

 

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post #39 of 89

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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

Talked to my machinist yesterday. He said he'd be able to get them done in a couple of weeks on the outside.

 

In the meantime, I've given some thought to the switching issue and think it can be got around completely with a bit of a re-design.

 

In the original version, I'd included a couple of grooves machined in the handle to receive O rings to allow for a better grip.

 

Take that same idea, shorten the "plug" end to say, 3/8" or so, and include one or two machined grooves in it for O rings which would allow a friction grip in the first part of the headphone jack.

 

Perhaps two grooves which would allow for different overall diameters depending on how much "slop" is designed into a particular jack.

 

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I don't know what the hell you just said.  But, if "se" stands for "special edition", as I am inclined to conjecture, then have at it!

post #40 of 89

 

Ok, this should help explain better what I'm talking about.

 

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Edited by Steve Eddy - 5/20/11 at 9:13am
post #41 of 89

I'd definitely be up for a couple of these...although what the blown-up version of the latest revision looks like, I couldn't mention in polite company.

 

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post #42 of 89
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Originally Posted by DemonicLemming View Post

I'd definitely be up for a couple of these...although what the blown-up version of the latest revision looks like, I couldn't mention in polite company.

 

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It's funny, I was thinking the same thing... wink_face.gif

 

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-HK sends
 

 

post #43 of 89

How about squaring off the tip a bit??

 

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post #44 of 89

 

I went with the elliptical tip mainly to facilitate getting the O ring on.

 

Its inside diameter is 0.114" and it needs to stretch out to nearly 0.25".

 

The elliptical tip makes that much easier.

 

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post #45 of 89
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

 

I went with the elliptical tip mainly to facilitate getting the O ring on.

 

Its inside diameter is 0.114" and it needs to stretch out to nearly 0.25".

 

The elliptical tip makes that much easier.

 

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I see.  Too bad.  It just looks kinda funky with the elliptical tip.

 

 

 

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