THE DIY HEADPHONE STAND THREAD
Feb 16, 2019 at 3:28 PM Post #3,781 of 3,866

Cruelhand Luke

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I got this at second hand store. The arms are articulated, so I can fold them together to hold 2 headphones:
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or expand them out to hold 4....
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I got this at second hand store. The arms are articulated, so I can fold them together to hold 2 headphones:

or expand them out to hold 4....

And it was made for headphones? Or was it originally a lamp or some other purpose?

Wow, I want to go to the secondhand stores you shop at!
 
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And it was made for headphones? Or was it originally a lamp or some other purpose?

Wow, I want to go to the secondhand stores you shop at!
It was not made for headphones...I am kind of mystified as to it's original purpose. The base is HEAVY, I took it apart and it's not just a cement plug, it's some kind of metal. My guess is it was for sitting on a bathroom counter top for holding washcloths, or maybe on a dresser to hold jewelry? I'm not sure.
 
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It was not made for headphones...I am kind of mystified as to it's original purpose. The base is HEAVY, I took it apart and it's not just a cement plug, it's some kind of metal. My guess is it was for sitting on a bathroom counter top for holding washcloths, or maybe on a dresser to hold jewelry? I'm not sure.

Now that you mention it, it was probably designed as a hand towel holder for a bathroom.

Either way, score!

The does give me an idea of how I can make my own. I like the fact that it holds up to 4 headphones.
 
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Now that you mention it, it was probably designed as a hand towel holder for a bathroom.

Either way, score!

The does give me an idea of how I can make my own. I like the fact that it holds up to 4 headphones.
Seriously man, I hate clutter, I am one of these "tiny house" lunatics that has traded off lots of space for lower bills, and a proximity to the beach...no way could I afford a 2 bedroom house in my area, the views are too nice :wink: ...so I have to maximize my space and this thing really cleans up my desk...here's what was going on before
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Either way, score!
asking price was $10...I pulled out everything in my left pocket, $6.78, and slapped it on the counter...offer accepted.

The does give me an idea of how I can make my own. I pulled it apart and it seems like the rods are held in with a slightly bent washer, so they are held in place, but can't be fully tightened causing them to rotate easily. kind of ingenious.
 
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IMG_0748.jpg IMG_0751.jpg IMG_0757.jpg Lighted tubes with a hidden switch, all batteries, tubes, LED's are accessible and replaceable. No tubes were damaged in the making of this stand as well.:smile_phones:
 
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Hi all,

I came across this, it’s a small Kickstarter project, so not really DIY but not fully commercial either:
https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/backings/83842118
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(by the way, is there a commercial headphone stand thread? I can’t find one, which seems weird how fanatical the head-fi community can be!)

I started another thread for it here, with more info:
https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the...ne-stand-on-kickstarter.904464/#post-14895123

Looks awesome, I’m hoping it’s funded so I can get my hands on one. If not, I might try a similar design myself - I’ve made quite a few pieces of wooden furniture but nothing involving curved wood like this before. So yeah, my DIY effort is unlikely to match the quality here :)
 
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IMG_0766 (1).jpg IMG_0754.jpg I have tried various headphones on the stand and have had no issue with breakage. Tubes are stronger than you might think and most of the force is on the octal socket and the older tubes use bakelite or such that is very strong.

The Tung Sol 5998 would be a perfect tube for the large tube in this build. I drill a hole in the base of the tube location key, making sure not to go too far and hit the glass. I found cases with switch for dual 2032 batteries at right at 6 volts, and I run two, three volt LED's. No wiring is visible and on the back side I left access to the on off switch. Jamie with your skils you can certainly figure out how I did all the wiring inside the wood but if you need pointers PM me.

I did use a touch of hot glue to be sure the large tube stays in place, I can use a heat gun to remove the tube if I want to change it out.

This photo shows the notch on the backside of the stand where the on off switch is located. I need to clean that up a bit but it is accessible and works well.

You would think amber LED's would be correct yet orange matched my amp tubes better.
 

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