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My rainy day project

post #1 of 13
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My wife was getting tired of me tuning on her marble table so I grabbed a few 2x4's, plywood and hardboard. A few hours later and I had this in the attic.

She said that if she caught me working on her table again that I'd be sleeping on it as well.

 

Mike

 

post #2 of 13

Nice job on "Phase I"  Now on to the fridge, plasma TV, and Lange posters..

post #3 of 13

nice, but you do know you are building a room sized hot box in summer eh?

 

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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post

 

nice, but you do know you are building a room sized hot box in summer eh?

 

Not quite warm enough to hot box skis. Even in the dead of summer. It doesn't go over 120. Monster attic fan takes care of that. 

When the windows on the floor below are opened and the fan is on, it's cool enough up here. Even when it's 90 degrees outside. I play, record and teach drums up here year round. It's not too bad.

Got a fridge, TV, dvd player, and coffee maker over in my drum area.

Next project is a real hot box though. Hopefully I'll get to it this summer.

Now as far as the Lange posters go, anyone have any they can spare?

 

Mike

post #5 of 13

Nice...mine used to look like that before I hot boxed and scraped and buffed all of my homies skis...for all events...

 

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Not quite warm enough to hot box skis. Even in the dead of summer. It doesn't go over 120. Monster attic fan takes care of that. 

When the windows on the floor below are opened and the fan is on, it's cool enough up here. Even when it's 90 degrees outside. I play, record and teach drums up here year round. It's not too bad.

Got a fridge, TV, dvd player, and coffee maker over in my drum area.

Next project is a real hot box though. Hopefully I'll get to it this summer.

Now as far as the Lange posters go, anyone have any they can spare?

 

Mike

cool!
 

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Originally Posted by ctskierguy View Post

 


 

Not quite warm enough to hot box skis. Even in the dead of summer. It doesn't go over 120. Monster attic fan takes care of that. 

When the windows on the floor below are opened and the fan is on, it's cool enough up here. Even when it's 90 degrees outside. I play, record and teach drums up here year round. It's not too bad.

Got a fridge, TV, dvd player, and coffee maker over in my drum area.

Next project is a real hot box though. Hopefully I'll get to it this summer.

Now as far as the Lange posters go, anyone have any they can spare?

 

Mike

 

I'm such a wuss.  I wouldn't dream of keeping my drums or other studio gear someplace that isn't a little bit climate controlled these days.  I'm a long way removed from the hot lights I used to play under in the old days.  My music gear is in a walled in porch with a window AC stuffed in a wall.  My skis also hang out back there.  Did ya know that guitar hooks are also great for holding skis by the tips?  The ones I made work well.  Three hooks, six pack of skis:

 

Three hooks, three guitars (but could go two deep if necessary and not concerned about scratching them:

 

Vintage 1977 Slingerland Chrome over Maple drum kit:

 

 

Don't you fear the humidity/hot dry air/humidity cycles will warp the shells, or are your drums not wood?

 

 


Edited by crgildart - 3/12/2009 at 11:37 pm
post #8 of 13
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The good stuff stays in a climate controlled studio. We're talking Noble & Cooley's,  vintage Radio Kings and custom one off drums. The rest of the drums are more than fine as they are all of modern vintage. After playing a set of new drums all over the US one year, and exposing them to heat, humidity, rain and bar smeg, I have no worries with the 3 kits and 8 snares in the attic. As a amatter of fact, the touring kit is still touring with a friend of mine, and he's abused them even more. They still look and sound great.

As far as the skis, and ski equipment goes. After the final tuning and waxing of the season, they go into the dehumidfied and very cool basement until late fall.

If there is one thing that I always do, it's take care of my toys.

 

Mike

post #9 of 13

Nice skins indeed

 

Don't forget the Lange posters for your tuning bench backdrop.  Otherwise, your work will most certainly be sub standard and not USSA or PSIA approved

post #10 of 13

Sweet -- I need to do something like that in the bonus room over our garage.  I have been tuning in the garage on my workbench, but it's a bitch when it gets real cold.  

post #11 of 13
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BTW it was a simple project that cost me less than 75 bucks. I grabbed the plans off some website, and modified them for size. All of the materials were from Homey Dopey, and I had them cut the sheet goods on their panel saw. I just spent a few hours cutting 2x4's and screwing\bolting the whole thing together.

This thing is so rigid that you can dance on it.

Well worth doing if you have the time and energy.

 

Mike

 

post #12 of 13

do you have a link to the plans? I am looking for some plans for something like that. Really nice job

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do you have a link to the plans? I am looking for some plans for something like that. Really nice job


 

I don't have the link anymore. Bit if you want to PM me with your email address, I'll be happy to send you the pdf files that I pulled off of the web. I still have them saved on my computer.

 

Mike

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