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Jun 29, 2021 at 3:51 PM Post #15,991 of 16,043

Dynamo5561

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Finished my Odin cable for stationary use. It was so much effort to change the sleeve size at the splitter, but I think it was worth it:

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Jun 29, 2021 at 4:20 PM Post #15,992 of 16,043

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Finished my Odin cable for stationary use. It was so much effort to change the sleeve size at the splitter, but I think it was worth it:

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I would be careful with the long heatshrink and connector at the IEM end, it puts a lot of stress on the pins (can potentially break) because the IEM does not have recessed sockets to help alleviate. I would recommend shortening or removing the IEM end connector heatshrinking and also consider right angled iem connectors!
 
Jul 12, 2021 at 9:47 AM Post #15,993 of 16,043

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well not a completed cable yet I finished a set of headphone beads in 6AL4V titanium this weekend. It has been rainy here so I have not had the chance to get good pictures yet but here is a sample of what they look like. I posted some pics of some on a completed cable I did a couple years back. Hole for the main cable is .25" and the two on the top are .125"

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Jul 13, 2021 at 3:22 PM Post #15,995 of 16,043

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Very nice work! They remind me of the custom bolt knobs some people add to their rifles (here's a few).
Yes, those guys do great work - they do CNC designs, so more affordable then doing them by hand. Although with Ti there is a trade off in tooling with working faster ( uses more tools, more quickly ).

I did some bolt knobs as well but if I could not do them myself I certainly would buy from them.

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Jul 16, 2021 at 7:23 PM Post #15,996 of 16,043

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well not a completed cable yet I finished a set of headphone beads in 6AL4V titanium this weekend. It has been rainy here so I have not had the chance to get good pictures yet but here is a sample of what they look like. I posted some pics of some on a completed cable I did a couple years back. Hole for the main cable is .25" and the two on the top are .125"

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Coolest beads I’ve seen 😎 How do you make those?
 
Jul 17, 2021 at 6:34 PM Post #15,997 of 16,043

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I have a table top mill, 2x72 grinder and a South Bend lathe ( from 1929 ) - I make the coolest titanium whistles and beads for knives. When I got into headphones and wanted to make my own longer cable, I thought "why not make the splitter/beads too".

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You cut enough titanium for two splitters, then mount that in the lathe and drill each side with the .25"drill to the correct depth.
Then you take the splitters and mount them in a rotary table with a chuck on the mill to put in the patterns. Since you have 2, you clamp one side in the vise and pattern it, then reverse, and do the second splitter

Once you have the patterns you like in the beads you grind the radius on the side with the large hole you drilled, then cut the two beads apart
Now find the center of the undrilled side, mount the bead in a vice, and drill the two smaller holes offset to the center of the bead
Then add the radius for the 2 hole side on the grinder
add anodizing ( the color ) by applying a DC voltage and dipping them in something that has phosphoric acid and tidy up the finish... all done :xf_cool:
 
Jul 31, 2021 at 11:31 AM Post #15,999 of 16,043

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Latest project’s

4.8 Meters! So I can take a crap without removing my headphones
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And my "Travel Cable”
4.4mm -> MMCX (For my Modified Denon2000)
MMCX -> HD6XX
MMCX -> 3.5mm
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Jul 31, 2021 at 11:48 AM Post #16,001 of 16,043

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Does it need to be shielded? I have never made a USB cable, thought shielded cable only was required if it was many cables in close proximity to each other. Or if you have the cable resting on top of a power cable
 
Jul 31, 2021 at 11:56 AM Post #16,002 of 16,043

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Does it need to be shielded? I have never made a USB cable, thought shielded cable only was required if it was many cables in close proximity to each other. Or if you have the cable resting on top of a power cable
Yes I want it to be shielded.

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I need it to be flexible and thin, say outer diameter about 3-5mm.
If anyone knows where to go.
 
Aug 5, 2021 at 3:10 PM Post #16,004 of 16,043

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May I ask where did you buy your cable sleeve?
I am looking for some very black and soft sleeve like this.
Thank you.
These are the normal paracord sleeves. I think this one was the 425.
 
Aug 9, 2021 at 4:09 AM Post #16,005 of 16,043

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