Home made equipment isolation platforms.......?

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    Corky 20th Century survivor

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    That's three of us then :) And no workshoip to put the gear I haven't got in either :(

    Nuisance isn't it, all this money and space business :D
     
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    Yep.

    All this.

    The mitre saw i bought wuld accept would max width of about two inches....witht the guard on.

    So the guard came off. :eek: .....and eek it is.......

    I don'tmind going SO far but thats gooigng TOO far,as a converation with my Dad last night comfirmed.

    Pity, as I'd had a jig made up by local fabriacor.....a la Petes idea. But the thing is just TOO savage.
     
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    Yup


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    As soon as you start invoving oyther people it gets hassle....and expensive. IMO.

    Its another idea though.




    :)
     
    DavidF, Apr 22, 2008
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    just looked at the ball feet pics ......

    drop the ball so half of its in the wood !

    I've done this on several set now with good results ...
     
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    Yes, I know..

    Sorry I thought I'd mentioned, I don't think I did.....

    I now bury the balls to half their depth as Pete says.

    I use a router and specific router bit (precise 16mil semii circle)

    This is not the easiest of jobs! (IMO any way!)

    I use 16 (occassionally 17 mil balls)
     
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    DavidF

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    Been playing parting tools today.

    Go it to work a BIT better.....
     
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    Corky 20th Century survivor

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    How many sets are you making David?
     
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    As many as poss.....!

    Unfortunately, its not a 5 min job though.
     
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    Corky 20th Century survivor

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    Yes, if you factor in your time, I guess they'd be thinking of them as 'expensive'...

    Rollerblocks are about £300 a set though, aren't they? :)
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    Corky 20th Century survivor

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    Have you tried square or hexagonal shapes David Is round for a reason?

    Spherical would also be a thought? To make the longest path for the surface vibes. Then they'd be automatically cut or there'd only be a very small cut to make.

    Man, these things are fun! Wish I had a lathe now :D
     
    Corky, Apr 22, 2008
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    I might do you a set for £300 :D


    I'd better watch it Bob'll be after me :eek: :D
     
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    Corky 20th Century survivor

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    There's 12 in a set, right? :D
     
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    Well, theretically its the simplest!!

    its simplest, I think, to get a neat result with.

    Ca'n t quite visualise....

    remember the BBs ar emaking the conatct....


    No,you don't !


    :D
     
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    No.

    One cone.

    One cone only.

    Damn, I can see Bob coming now......



    ;)
     
    DavidF, Apr 22, 2008
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    Corky 20th Century survivor

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    Hide behind the door!

    :D

    The spherical - on a lathe, you can turn a wooden 'ball' - and then cut the 16mm hole in the top?

    Really just thinking aloud - wondering if different shapes work differently, or whether the bearing contact and the materials are doing the job and so shape wouldn't have an or much impact on their performance.

    Though, you have found that smaller doesn't work, so I guess that could be because the cone needs a certain volume to absorb the vibration from the bearing. In which case, the same volume in a less time consuming shape. I agree though, they look the biz as they are!

    And I've realised that I threw oak table legs in a skip here about a month ago...
     
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    Thankyou.

    "And I've realised that I threw oak table legs in a skip here about a month ago..."

    easily done....

    The thing I have to bare in mind is that tolerances have to be pretty tight.

    The cones need to be within a mil of each other.

    Accuarte cutting has been the constant (main!) stumbling block to this project.

    Get it a bit off and you end up with a LOT of sanding to do (IME anyway)

    I'm not saying thats samller doen't work....just not quite so well.

    There has to be a line between whats aesthetically acceptable and best sonically, if I were to get to a position of doing them for others. I use real big ones.......but theres no one else here to complain!! (my house is now officiiaaly an acoustic research centre anyway!)

    Any sort of cutting is a PITA at the end of the day. YOu soon get tired of hand sawing. Mitre saws are too savage. The lathe was the compromise.
     
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    Corky 20th Century survivor

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    Yes, those chop saws are pretty vicious, aren't they. And I have a good table for my half-inch router and, with a big bit in the chuck, that thing makes my chop saw look like a butter knife! Does great work though, so we're friends really :)
     
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    It doesn't help that Ive had to remove the guard on mine, to get any thing more than an inch or so in.

    Its not a good thing though.

    My Dads right, its a bad idae.


    What wood working do YOU do, Corky ?
     
    DavidF, Apr 22, 2008
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    Corky 20th Century survivor

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    Well, what I enjoy is making stuff I can use (and have a long-term yearning to make dining room furniture for us) but I seldom get the chance. Mostly end up doing what's necessary around the house and at the moment, I'm just completing a complete kitchen refit here and my son and I have been turning a very nasty and badly made built-in cupboard built by a tradesman when he fitted our upstairs bathroom into something a bit more presentable.

    I hope to knock up the shelf section of an equipment rack next week while I'm doing a big bookcase for the sitting room and then I won't be able to do any at all for some time because my gear's going into storage or maybe a lock-up and we're moving to Yorkshire.

    Bad enough not having a workshop now - soon won't even have a yard to work in until this house sells and we settle somewhere oop north. :)

     
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