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Hey, all. Just joined up and thought I'd say hello. I've been getting more into headphones lately, and everything I do (headphone stands, Starving Student build, mods, etc.) keeps sending me here through Google. 

 

I don't need any help today, but I'm sure I will in the future. 

 

But as a peace offering, I figured I'd post my Easter project up for some looksies:

 

https://flic.kr/p/ne7EFk (forgive me, but I'm new and either aren't allowed to post pics, or I can't figure it out)

 

I call these the 1/2 hour headphone stand. Fits three headphones (Right now, the pairs I have at the house are Panasonic RP-HTX7's I bought for $7 at Kmart on uber-sale and a pair of refurbed Koss Pro/4AA's. I'm thinking when I get my starving student done, I'll probably want a pair of Grados down the line.

 

1) Take two scraps of wood, in my case a piece of walnut and a bigger, thicker piece of cherry I had in my scrap box. The wood came from a local shop which specializes in exotic and domestic woods (I saw a $10,000 board while I was there -- yes, $10,000 for one piece of wood -- but my stuff came from the $0.75 a pound cutoff bin) Grab a dowel, too.

 

2) Hack up your wood and dowels (the wood chunks are 9" long, and so are the dowels), and sand them nice and smooth. Round over the edges, too, as nobody likes sharp divots in their foam -- a router and a roundover bit are in my future...

 

3) Drill some holes for dowels

 

4) Realize the dowels are stupid, too loose and you ran out of glue. But you have some 3'8" threaded rod hanging around your workspace, so grab the threaded rod pieces that happened to be exactly the right size, leaving the center hole empty because I didn't have a third piece of rod and I didn't know what I was doing.

 

5) Bolt the jerk together like one of the "Flexy" racks I built for my living room.

 

6) Finish with whatever crap you have lying around -- I had some tung oil varnish. No stain for this guy, but I was out of plain BLO and shellac.

 

7) Put your headphones on them. 

 

https://flic.kr/p/ne7Gty

 

Total cost: $0 (all parts/supplies in my scrap box)

 

Have a happy Easter (or whatever you celebrate, even if it's just a quiet day of reflection).

 

--Bob

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Check it out everybody. Nice work!

 

Welcome and Happy Easter. 

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