Originally Posted by chout
You know, that''s the good stuff for cases. I cut out the outline on one level, then glued another layer of foam to form fit them. If you plan on covering in Fabric like I did, a carpet knife cuts the foam real well...looks real finished and clean when the fabric is on. Really inenexpensive that way without having to buy large sheets or pay through the nose at McMaster.
I had to look it up, here''ratingNumCount''t want to pay close to $100 for a wood case though. Thought about buying some MXL 604''ratingNumCount''t want to pay close to $100 for a wood case though. Thought about buying some MXL 604''re still great when you need portability... ) and built the rolling mic case I showed above.
Do you want the finger-jointed cases, or just nice looking wood cases? Because I was just working with a nice hardwood called Ipe. It is very much like teak, quite hard. But very straight grain, and easy to work. (There are cautions in working with Ipe, look it up if you decide to play with it.) You could make your own cheaply. A 5/4" by 4" by 16 foot long piece cost me about $35. Milled into three strips, that would yield a bunch of very cool mic boxes.
Still, a cheaper more practical answer for the home studio would be those Steelcase office drawer units. 4 drawer units cost me about $50 used, and hold a lot of mics. I cut carpet for the bottom of the drawers, and that worked perfectly. No need for foam or cutouts or anything extra fancy.