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Old 26th May 2003, 09:28 PM   #1
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Talking flexy cross; a new diy rack

Here's my new rack made out of sollid maple. Dimensions of 1 piece :64x4x3

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I can sit on a cross (68kg) so my 25 kg Aleph5 isn't a problem

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Old 26th May 2003, 09:51 PM   #2
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Nice
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Old 26th May 2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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Brovo that is really nice. Great job.
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Old 26th May 2003, 10:45 PM   #4
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Very nice, it looks cool, and matches your floor

Just a thought though, have you thought of using dome nuts on the top and bottom of your threaded studding? I think it would just neaten up the final job a little, and remove any sharp edges you might catch your hand on.
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Thats a nice rack! heh.

Could you please post a bit on construction and design considerations you made?

Also, what is that silver amp you have on the bottom? It looks really sweet and I'd like to have an idea about where/how you build the enclosure.

Those little Tivoli's are sweet, do you run it through your system?

Thanks and well done on the rack,
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Old 27th May 2003, 03:42 AM   #6
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Good ventilation for underside of equipment too.
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Cool rack. I think I'll build one of those. Wouldn't take long and I could have some really great racks.
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Old 27th May 2003, 12:32 PM   #8
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Bart,

originally I was inspired by the spider rack from

finite-elemente but I could find the extrusions like they use. I already had the classic tnt-flexy but it was to solid and I had to have good passive airflow for my power.

That is the silver box at the bottom, it is discribed in the following threadYep, another Aleph5 , it an Alpeh5

I first designed it in 3dsmax:

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and then made a scale model 1:1 out of spurs when that turned out fined I made one out of maple (strong hard but not brittle like oak)

I didn't use dome nuts because I like it simple and straight and my maple floor get major dented because of the weight.

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I see, thanks very much for the links Ralph.

Did you just glue the join in the middle of the x? Or some other nefarious woodworking method?
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I didn't use dome nuts because I like it simple and straight and my maple floor get major dented because of the weight.
Fair enough

Maple is a great choice for this application, solid, strong, and pretty too - you did an excellent job, well done.

I need a new rack, and you have given me some good ideas, thanks
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