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Old 22nd February 2014, 03:32 PM   #11
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By the time you go through all the coating and etc. you might as well just paint the "copper" paint on whatever other material you build it out of.

Here's an extreme version of copper love.
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Old 22nd February 2014, 03:46 PM   #12
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By the time you go through all the coating and etc. you might as well just paint the "copper" paint on whatever other material you build it out of.

Here's an extreme version of copper love.
But in your heart you would know
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Old 26th February 2014, 02:19 AM   #13
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Copper arrived today.

The pretty side is covered in a peal off plastic and will stay covered for now. Looks good on the rough side and feels strong.

This is going to be nice to work with I think.
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You can also use contact cement to bond in thin sheet of copper to a thicker sheet of aluminum. Beauty, strength and stiffness all in one package....maybe even a little bit of constrained layer damping as well.
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maybe even a little bit of constrained layer damping as well.
I've got an idea for that, why not use wood and just paint copper color.
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Old 28th February 2014, 04:47 PM   #16
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Copper is so Awesome!!!!

I was planning to do the front panel of my custom stereo with a 1/4" bar of copper.
And I have made some ESL stators made with Copper Plated TIG Rod and they will be coated with some clear acrylic!!

I have posted pictures of them here before.

Keep on DIYin' !!!!

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why not use wood and just paint copper color.
Flammability for one thing.....I like to keep the combustibles away from the heat and electronics where possible.....although I've certainly been guilty of making fancy wood chassis....
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... need to find a place locally to do the coating work to ensure it is done well ...

I do not like it shiny, but prefer the red color when aged naturally
just polish it once, and stat's it
only problem is if scratches occur during construction
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Old 28th February 2014, 10:12 PM   #19
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Tinitus; won't it get green if it isn't coated?

Boywonder, I have the option to do that if the copper looks like ti won't be up to the job. I have moved the PS off of the main build so that takes some of the weight away.

It will be mounted in the Hammond all walnut surround case so mounting the choke and OT's near the edges/corners will also share the weight.

Jer, you got it
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