Alright. For the THIRD time today! (Once on RO-TT about an hour or less before it got trashed, once again on Viitalahde's yahoo group, and now here. :-)
I have no metalworking skill or tools, so when i go to visit my partner's family i'm going to get his dad to help make my G7 mic bodies. I'm just going to have parts shipped from McMaster-Carr directly to them so the stuff is there when we arrive.
How's this sound for a mic body: #89965K132 General Purpose Aluminum Tubing 1.87" ID, 2" OD, .065" Wall Thickness
Or should i go with brass?
I wanted to search the board to double check my memory but I seem to recall that 10 and something like 20 mesh per inch (or did the inner mesh need to be even smaller?) was found to be adequate for outer and inner mesh, respectively. They have so many materials and grade to choose from at McMaster-Carr that i'm not sure which to pick. And they don't have individual pictures of each weave style, size, material, etc, so it's hard to figure out what it's going to look like.
If I go with aluminium body, I'd like a similar color wire atleast for the outer mesh. Would aluminium mesh look better than steel on the outer mesh?
Outer Mesh: #9219T453 Plain Steel Standard Grade Woven Wire Cloth 10 X 10 Mesh, .032" Wire Diameter, 12" X 12" Sheet
Inner Mesh: #9227T412 Aluminum Standard Grade Woven Wire Cloth 20 X 20 Mesh, .016" Wire Diameter, 12" X 12" Sheet
And of course the 1/4" square bar to mount the PCB and stuff.
What about the metal discs for the ends that i mount the connector and the slightly smaler end for the capsule and mount. Should i just buy some sheet metal and have discs cut from that? Can't seem to find discs smaller than 3" diameter and .5" thick.
Thanks guys, glad we're back so soon.