DIY Rack

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mlundy57

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Re: DIY Rack
« Reply #40 on: 22 Jul 2021, 03:51 pm »
Thanks very much Early and Chewbacca. If people are genuinely interested I can throw up a short build summary. It seriously is not a difficult build, just a little time consuming. If people were serious about trying to make a version of their own I could mill up some templates on the CNC that would allow you to make it yourself. All you'd need would be a decent router, preferably a router table, a 3/4" flush trim bit with enough cutting depth for whatever you use for your platforms (could purchase butcher block, cutting boards, old bowling alleys, etc) and a decent set of forstner bits. I did a few other things with mine - I put pockets in the shelves and on the underside of the platforms to nest the isolation feet - that way everything is always neatly aligned. I also used square stock with rounded corners for the legs, which required a bit more work for the mortises that hold the legs - but you could just use round dowels and just use a forstner bit to make your mortises.

Oh, and chewbacca - the platforms are actually not solid surface - they are 3/4" MDF that I primed and painted. It was a bit of a test for paint choice on the inside of the NX-Treme's whenever I get my flat packs. The paint was water based alkyd enamel paint - MUCH better choice than latex paint. It takes longer to dry, but dries smoother and harder - it shouldn't get full of dust after it has cured like my latex did on my servo sub build. I'll definitely be using alkyd enamel paint from now on.

 Very nice. I would be interested in a set of templates for sure

subsonic1050

Re: DIY Rack
« Reply #41 on: 23 Jul 2021, 01:59 am »
Hey Mike, send me a PM with your address and I'll work on getting something out to you. I'll just charge you shipping. Shouldn't be much - maybe $20 or $25?

rbbert

Re: DIY Rack
« Reply #42 on: 23 Jul 2021, 03:01 am »
Adona sells a variety of racks as well as components to help you make your own (DIY).  IMHO their products are of a quality and performance far in excess of their cost, and the DIY option is even more cost effective

http://www.adonacorporation.com/products.html

NoahH

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Re: DIY Rack
« Reply #43 on: 24 Jul 2021, 01:12 am »
I had never seen Adina before - that plus butcher blocks or counter remnants could be great!