When the HF1 came out way back when i was planning to do a full woody job on them, even going so far as to source some wood for the job, but never got started. As it turned out i picked up some RS1s not all that long afterwards, so it seemed a little pointless by then. Fast forward five or so years and i decide to have a look at Head-Fi for old times sake, after a long absence ... BIG mistake. I had known about Symphones' Magnum upgrade service for some time, but it wasn't until a couple of months ago did i discover that Rhydon will sell a set of drivers on their own. So barely a month after coming back to Head-Fi i have a set of v4 Magnum drivers and a burning desire to turn some wood.
The Wish List
When i was planning to woody my HF1s i'd always intended to make the cables detatchable, so that's a given.
Custom rod blocks.
I'll probably get an off the shelf custom headband from headphone lounge, unless i score a sewing machine that will do leather...
Getting on to the wood, i acquired a small blank of mahogany that the chippie claimed came from the pier (being one of Brighton's Piers, i don't know which one. It looks like it could have been a deck board). Anyway, when it was cut it got burned slightly and turned a very cool colour in my opinion. The only thing against it is that it's not wide enough to turn with the grain end on which i would have preferred, so they'll have a cross grain pattern.
With my RS1s for scale:
Now, how to turn one oblong of wood into two small, hollow cylinders? Well, i started with a hole saw mounted in a drill press, a little time and a fair amount of patience i ended up with this:
To be continued...
Edited by Rav - 9/5/12 at 4:14pm