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Custom case stands for Caselabs SM8


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Dear "DoItYourSelf" corner 馃槃

as you know or saw in a different thread (Caselabs: CaseLabs is back) i was thinking of replacing the original rubber/plastic case stands. They were for my taste to short and in my opinion the case deserves nicer stands. Asking for some recommendations lead me to the same results i saw already many times in different variants. Thank you all for the recommendations but it was not fulfilling my expectations/needs. All are to like 20mm i wanted like 40mm. You get some versions for the "Audiophile" equipment - but it is either with spikes ( which would be a pain in the ass if you try to position the case on a desk on the platforms) or with like balls - but its always like 2 pieces of 1 stand.聽 Not mentioning the price tags of 80 - 500 USD/EUR which is insane ( at least in my opinion ).

So I started to ask around if someone in my surroundings could produce me some stands out of Aluminium billets. Was as well asking for copper version which could be interesting, but the material is to expensive.... I just defined the measurements and design and here is the raw product:

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As you can see on the bottom is as well the funnel shape of the hole, so the screws hide inside of the stand. The cost for that was 40 EUR.聽

Here is an pic next to the case, as you can see they are a bit more massive 馃槢

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Anyway i was thinking if i keep them as they were (matt and 2 shiny lines) or to polish them or make any texture/pattern on them... So i was youtube-googling聽 for inspirations and looking for something i like but as well enough skilled to do it my self. And i came across to a swirl pattern i liked. Never done it, had many test attempts but finally found a working way and the result is as follow:

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As the stands are solid Alluminium, and i dont want to have my table full of scratches i put on the bottom some sticker fleece which you can buy in any hobby-market where one side is glued like a sticker. Had to cut it round and did as well a cross cut in the middle for the screws.聽

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And here is the final Product:

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And here you can see before and after 馃槢

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I have to say they are really "BIG", maybe they could be a bit shorter, but ill keep them for now. I can cut them anytime 馃檪

Anyway, regarding the investement it was 40 EUR for the stands, like 4 EUR for the fleece (but i got a big sheet so have for future use for chairs or as an isolation material for the sub woofer聽馃槃 ), about 50 cent for 4 screws, some gas and some time invested. So in total lets round it up to 50-55 EUR max? But im kinda happy with聽he result! Had some fun with it and you know what is the best on custom? Its unique bcs its yours!聽馃槃

Let me know what you think about it, or if you have any advice 馃檪

Thanks,

MM

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That turned out really well, nice thinking.

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Those are some really nice DIY feet!聽 Definitely see where the inspiration came from.聽 Love seeing DIY case mods, thank you for sharing! 馃檪

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