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post #211 of 2473 Old 09-13-2011, 06:56 AM - Thread Starter
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Looking good damelon and Big.

I was initially concerned about the heat from those halogen cans, but am happy to report that it hasn't been an issue at all in my place (perhaps because they don't stay on for long).

When I had originally thought out how the light tray might be designed, I was worried about it too, but given that the lights are small and the top of the light tray is open, I'm not worried about heat at all. Since it is not enclosed it doesn't even need insulation.

I have boxes arriving daily. Outlets, dimmers, wall plates, equipment rack, equipment rack door, rope lights, cotton, 703, HVAC grilles, etc. I have to carry a box or two downstairs every time I come home.

At this point I think the only things I don't have ordered are the doors to the room, the projector, and the screen. The only things I need to still purchase outside of all of that is the wood to make the fabric panels.
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Prototype Speaker grill cover.

Damelon and I have been kicking around ideas on how to build a 46 inch tall 18 x 10 speaker grill cover that would provide the minimum speaker interference possible.

Using perforated metal was one idea that we considered but didn't pursue. Putting a 2x2 at the front edge is a pretty big obstacle. So what about some 1/2 inch iron pipe?

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Brilliant! Just like I pictured your idea. I agree, this is much simpler and more elegant than the metal grille. Wouldn't a 1/2" wooden dowel rod be easier and cheaper?
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Another good idea of Big's that I'm going to shamelessly copy.

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Wouldn't a 1/2" wooden dowel rod be easier and cheaper?

We would need at least 1 inch dowels for the strength to resist bending when the fabric is pulled tight. They were out of 1's but had a dozen 1 1/4's in stock. Half of them were warped. The others may warp in the future.

On cost, the wood was going to run $4ish a stick, these were $5.81 each. Bottom line they are smaller, stronger and straighter. It is going to cost you $21.60 more to do all 6 columns.
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When I first built my columns (shortly after the Civil War, I believe), I ripped 3/4" ply to give the lateral strencth needed to not bend. I agree with Big in that a 1/2" dowel would curl like a bow.

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Ted! Nice to see you! Yeah I wasn't sure how well they would hold up. I was trying to think how think my dowel rods are that are in my closets. I'm not good with spacial memory. We already agreed to go with the iron rods and fill them with sand.
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Instead of iron pipe, how about either metal conduit or chain link fence top rail. Both are galvanized (cleaner than black pipe). Chain link rail is pretty darn stiff too.

Great look, BTW. Yet another idea I may "borrow"

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Both are galvanized (cleaner than black pipe).

Actually either one has to be cleaned, primed and painted black.

I'll take a look in the fence section but I don't think they have anything this diameter. The 1/2 inch black pipe is 7/8 on the outside.
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Using pipes for the front vertical members seems like a terrific idea. The round profile should minimize diffraction. Very innovative!

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Instead of iron pipe, how about either metal conduit or chain link fence top rail. Both are galvanized (cleaner than black pipe). Chain link rail is pretty darn stiff too.

OK, back from the big orange where I had 10 more 44 3/8 long pieces of black pipe cut.

I did some more looking around and conduit had too much give for my taste.
Galvanized pipe in an equal diameter ran $.50 more a foot.
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OK, back from the big orange where I had 10 more 44 3/8 long pieces of black pipe cut.

I did some more looking around and conduit had too much give for my taste.
Galvanized pipe in an equal diameter ran $.50 more a foot.

I'm jealous BIG. I'm here stuck at work all day when you are having all of the fun. Building movie room is so much more fun than my desk job :P
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But I bet you have health insurance. I pay through the nose.

Of course I do.... I'm Batman.
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OK, back from the big orange where I had 10 more 44 3/8 long pieces of black pipe cut.

I did some more looking around and conduit had too much give for my taste.
Galvanized pipe in an equal diameter ran $.50 more a foot.

Any risk of the pipe buzzing or rattling or humming or echoing or making any other noise from the speakers/subs?

Aside from that, sounds like a great idea, looks like it will look awesome, I may just have to "borrow" that idea as well...
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Any risk of the pipe buzzing or rattling or humming or echoing or making any other noise from the speakers/subs?

Aside from that, sounds like a great idea, looks like it will look awesome, I may just have to "borrow" that idea as well...

There might be, but that is why we will fill them with sand. My knee-jerk reaction was the same.
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There might be, but that is why we will fill them with sand. My knee-jerk reaction was the same.

Sand is a great idea. Should do the trick.
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....fill them with sand......

Don't let Big Sis see you pouring something into scary looking pipes.


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That picture is haunting me. I beg of you to remove it for my sanity!
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Please nobody use the B word in conjunction with filling the pipes or this thread will get flagged in some government office.
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Please nobody use the B word in conjunction with filling the pipes or this thread will get flagged in some government office.

YES. From now on we will refer to them as metal supports. Thank you, come again.
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SPEAKER GRILL COVERS - PRODUCTION

Last night and this AM whipped up the covers.

First step was to cut the 96 pieces of MDF to length.

Then I made a little jib to make quick work of drilling out the corners for the metal support members, I did the prototype free hand, having a jig made it go faster.







Next was to glue and nail the two layers of frame tops and bottoms. Used a square to keep it square.









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Remaining steps: paint the metal support members, cut the back uprights, round over corners, assemble at Damelon's, Paint the wood and attach fabric.
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That's some drillpress! Looks like something out of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The old version. From Disney.

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Gotta love that old cast iron stuff. Can't beat it.

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From my father's workshop as well. It took three guys to move it, and they finally put it on a dolly.
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Awesome work guys. BIG, do you want to come to Auburn and help me with my room?

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Is your wife a good cook? I do like to travel. It is a 12 hour drive if I have to bring my own tools.
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