what are your other hobbies besides audio??
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Gaming, mechanical keyboards, everyday carry and bags (so more expensive hobbies :sweat_smile:)
 
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Metalworking... learned to make knives but took too long so I started making metal whistles out of titanium.,.. fit much better in the amount of time I had available... they are great every day carry items. I even made some headphone cable beads which I used on cables I made.,..
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Beautiful work!

I am building an amp and have been looking at chassis design, etc. The metalwork is the one thing I really don't have any experience with; how do you do it? Do you have a milling machine? Is it done by hand using a drill and a dremel saw or something?
 
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Yes, it does require some specialty tools - I have quite a bit invested, but you can start and build your collection. I have a 1929 South Bend lathe, a Grizzly tabletop mill, a 2x72 belt grinder as well as a variety of hand tools ( files, sanding blocks, 1/2" battery powered drill, hack saw ). You will also need something to help you measure - like a digital caliper, steel ruler, etc..

Once you get some experience you can create a bunch of fun stuff - similar to woodworking. I really enjoy looking at the headphone cable beads I did when pop on my headphones. Might be time to do a couple more as I might need to make a few more cables.
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Yes, it does require some specialty tools - I have quite a bit invested, but you can start and build your collection. I have a 1929 South Bend lathe, a Grizzly tabletop mill, a 2x72 belt grinder as well as a variety of hand tools ( files, sanding blocks, 1/2" battery powered drill, hack saw ). You will also need something to help you measure - like a digital caliper, steel ruler, etc..

Once you get some experience you can create a bunch of fun stuff - similar to woodworking. I really enjoy looking at the headphone cable beads I did when pop on my headphones. Might be time to do a couple more as I might need to make a few more cables.
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Certainly looks like you need a hell of a work bench to get rolling on this! But the results speak for themselves...gorgeous!

Those headphone beads/splitters are beautiful, and it must feel so much better knowing you constructed them yourself (my favorite aspect of doing DIY work).

It will take me a few years, but I'm certainly interested in getting involved in metal work at some point!
 
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I'm a casual on-off player since the mid-90s. I haven't participated in any tournaments, but I have a collection of 15 decks that I have painstakingly assembled over the years.
 
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