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Reply #15 - 04/08/12 at 22:10:09
 
Zygi, That is cool. I kind of like this look also.

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Reply #16 - 04/09/12 at 01:30:42
 
I like it...It would look great in Torii Red!!!!
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Reply #17 - 04/15/12 at 03:14:54
 
I've spent the last 6 hours polishing one of my shelves. I started with 320 paper and ended up with 1200 wet sanding and then wax. I am happy with the finish on what will be the bottom shelf.
The top one sucks. I can see sanding marks in the parent wood. I got in too big of a hurry, my fault.
So now I'm going to let the shellac dry over night and sand it back down.
On the good side of the ledger, this week I brought home a 2" thick by 14" wide by 8' long hunk of walnut. My legs will made from it.
I also found some 5/8-11 threaded wooden dowel. With this I will be able to clamp my legs to the shelves. No metal in this construction.
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Reply #18 - 04/15/12 at 14:39:08
 
Yup, it's going to be a nice rack. The price for the Mapleshade racks doesn't seem so wild now when I see how much time you are putting in.
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Reply #19 - 08/02/12 at 23:40:45
 
Donnie, at the beginning of the thread you mentioned that the diameter/thread pitch for the stock Mapleshade supports was 1 1/4-7. Just want to make sure...are you certain the thread pitch is 7? I'm working on some custom brass nuts/cylinders and want to be sure...thanks!
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Reply #20 - 08/03/12 at 00:13:03
 
limahuli,
Standard National coarse thread is 1 1/4-7. I'm assuming that Mapleshade uses coarse threaded all thread. You could go fine but you always stand the chance of galling, no I see that you are talking brass so galling shouldn't be a problem.
1 1/4 all thread is expensive, so make sure that you don't buy too much!
http://www1.mscdirect.com/eCommerce/NavigationServlet/Fasteners-Adhesives/Thread...
I've got to get back on my rack. I've been living on the road for the last 3 months, so my time working on stuff at home has been limited.
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Reply #21 - 08/03/12 at 01:24:40
 
Thanks for the info and the prompt reply, Donnie.. best of luck with your project.

My situation is this - bought a Samson rack and ran into some vagueness in the instructions that led me to believe I was four nuts short for the second to last shelf. Mapleshade disagreed but graciously offered to send me the additional hardware for $64 (they'd pay the freight).

I decided to look elsewhere and have found a helpful person who will manufacture the hardware from brass for me for close to $65...tonight when I get home from work I'm going to try to measure how many threads in an inch of the Mapleshade supports and see if they add up to 7. This is all new to me, and very...educational. Thanks again!
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Reply #22 - 08/03/12 at 01:37:57
 
Interesting. I really like Mapleshade products but agree that sometimes their service leaves a bit to be desired. My Samson has 20 nuts and 4 caps for top of the rods.

I'd love to get a Version 3 one day. Maybe!
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Reply #23 - 08/03/12 at 02:08:51
 
limahuli,
1 1/4-7 pitch is .1428 between each thread. A little more than 1/8" a little less than 5/32". 1 1/4-12 pitch is .083 between each thread. Just a touch under 3/32". Or like you said, just count how many pitches you have in a inch. I could spot the difference from across the room, 7 is pretty coarse, 12 is really fine.
The price your friend gave you is pretty good, brass ain't cheap.
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Reply #24 - 08/03/12 at 02:18:12
 
Thanks again for all the advice...I'm pretty sure the threads are coarse.
I haven't been here long enough to post URLs, but there's a close-up pic of the rod/nut/shelf assembly for the Samson V.1 on Mapleshade's site.

Looking at the pic, if the nuts are about 7/8" high, and using that for scale...the threads on the rod definitely lean more towards the coarse end of the spectrum.

Regardless, will use your formula for measuring tonight; thanks again!
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Reply #25 - 01/18/13 at 19:35:42
 
Well, I bit the bullet a few weeks ago and ordered a three 2" shelf Samson V.3. Way too expensive, but I've always wanted to have one to complement my V.2 and house the rest of my audio visual system. Today the box with the hardware came, and then a box with one shef. . . I assume the rest will arrive early next week. Excited!
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Reply #26 - 01/19/13 at 15:51:37
 
Wow. Well, all the parts for the V.3 rack arrived (three separate deliveries from the UPS man, who earned his money that day; one box had two shelves in it and it was HEAVY!)

I managed to set the rack up in about 90 minutes and had everything in place on it in another thirty and it's everything that I hoped for. The CSP2+ and ZP3 and Rega RP3 sound so so good now on "firmer footing" and my tv picture is even improved. Not to mention that the tv screen is about 15 to 20 inches higher which reduces glare from light and makes it more visible from the dining-room. I wish I had bitten the financial bullet years ago and done this that much sooner. There's a richness and depth that is added that have put me over the moon. Too bad I'm going to have to take this system down in a few months and ship it and everything else across the country!
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Reply #27 - 01/19/13 at 21:44:06
 
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Reply #28 - 01/19/13 at 22:30:24
 
Yes. My folks need assistance if they are to stay in their home, their infirmities are starting to get the best of them.. I just can't ignore that I could be helpful and if I want to spend time with them. . . now's the time.
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Reply #29 - 01/20/13 at 01:47:28
 
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I managed to set the rack up in about 90 minutes and had everything in place on it in another thirty and it's everything that I hoped for. The CSP2+ and ZP3 and Rega RP3 sound so so good now on "firmer footing" and my tv picture is even improved. Not to mention that the tv screen is about 15 to 20 inches higher which reduces glare from light and makes it more visible from the dining-room.


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