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richgreer

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09-18-2011 03:15 PM

I’m building a stand that will hold cordless mikes when they are not in use. It is nothing more than a board, support by a pedestal and legs, with some 1” holes in it. The tapered base of the cordless mikes with be set into the holes. (For my newest buddy, cloakie1, these will be 25.1 mm holes).

My customer wants me to line the inside of the holes with felt to better protect the mikes from being scratched. I’ve lined the inside of holes with felt before and I found it to be a slightly difficult and messy job.

I’m wondering about flocking the inside of the holes, like is often done with bandsaw boxes. It seems like it would be easier to do. FYI, I would sandwich the board, with clamps, between 2 thin sheets of hardboard before drilling holes and spraying glue and flock.

The question is – - Would flock hold up in this type of application?

Does anyone have any experience and/or opinion on this?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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docholladay

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#1 posted 09-18-2011 03:24 PM

Rich,

I’ve never done flocking, but what I have seen, I doubt it would hold up very well. Felt would work. You might also think about using thin cork. If it were me, I probably would not use anything. I would just be sure to round over the holes and then sand, sand, sand and then when I thought I had it tin enough, sand sme more to make sure it was very, very smooth.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 09-18-2011 06:34 PM

i have used and done some flocking, for certain things or applications it works ok, but for what your doing, flocking wont hold up, i like these other ideas and would suggest you look into those, flocking is ok for say a jewelry box, but its not made to withstand a heavy object, it will just flatten out..you have color, but thats about it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 09-18-2011 07:06 PM

The times when I’ve seen felt used like that, it starts to peel, curl, and eventually you can’t jamb the object in anymore. Not sure of a good solution, but just letting you know my experiences.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#4 posted 09-18-2011 08:36 PM

As is usually the case, you guys have been very helpful. Thank you.

I find myself wondering if I can find and buy some hole liners made of rubber or a similar material.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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rance

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#5 posted 09-18-2011 08:55 PM

Rich, you can get adhesive backed felt. That would be a whole lot easier than trying to glue it on.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 09-18-2011 10:47 PM

I use the adhesive baced velvet quite often and it works fine. Measure your hole diameter x 3.1416 for the circumference and that should have your correct length for cutting it.

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#7 posted 09-18-2011 10:54 PM

Rich you may have answered your own question. Possibly the grommets for computer desks or even rubber grommets that come in various sizes? I think I’d check the Grainger cat for a look see.

-- Life is good.

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#8 posted 09-19-2011 03:54 AM

Rich – How about using a strip of leather contact cemented? This would not harm the mike, be easy to do, and should last forever. Contact cement works well on leather to wood.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 09-19-2011 04:05 AM

Try the gourmets electricians use to protect wires going through metal studs or in j box knock outs.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 09-19-2011 04:06 AM

I” gromets will fit a 1 3/8” hole.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 09-19-2011 05:34 AM

Rich,

Look at Lee Valley for 88K59.05 or .06. Self-stick foam sheet, black, will add needed cushioning that felt won’t. Can be cut with scissors and is cheap. Only downside is it’s made in USA. Nobody wants that anymore.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#12 posted 09-19-2011 05:48 PM

Rich,
I’ve made 2 for our church. The first one had holes that were sanded smooth and didn’t scratch the mics. While there was nothing wrong with the holders the ladies seemed to had a problem pulling them out all the way before pulling them to themselves. I ended up making another one differently from the first. I took an old mic stand to use for the base of the holder, I then took 4 wireless mic holders and mounted them to a board (in this case it was walnut) and mounted it to the mic stand base. This allowed the ladies to remove and replace the mics in the holder as if they were removing from a mic stand and to put it back in the same fashion. The ladies were pleased with it because they said it seemed more natural to them.

Just thought I’d share my experience on this type of project.
P.S. I spaced the holders 2 1/2” apart on the board for plenty of hand room.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#13 posted 09-19-2011 06:14 PM

You guys have given me some great ideas. Thanks.

LJs are, by their nature, very helpful people.

After reading all this I am leaning towards leather – something I would never had thought of on my own. I’ll also check out the product fussy (Steve) recommends at Lee Valley.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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