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#31 MyOhMy

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 11:42 AM

 

Dear me, there's a lot of compliments for me to digest, I tend to live a somewhat quiet life and now I have all this attention - many, MANY thanks to you all! :blush: :-) :thumbsup:

I now have a Sanyo M9990 on the way as well as another Sharp GF-9000 although I'll be gifting the GF-9000 to another member - but only after I've drooled over it myself for a few days! :-D


Oh your so sweet and thank you as I've been really wanting a Sharp GF9000/GF535 :-)

 

 

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:53 AM

Wow! 35 boxes in less than what, a year and a half?

Now that is a level of passion that builds gorgeous shelving for them! Well done MoM! Ever since you joined you've been a shining star with your helpfulness, wisdom and grace.

I had a suspicion there were than just a few boxes, you've posted a lot of comments that seemed to be too knowledgeable without actually owning said model ;-)



#33 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 08:50 AM

Holy Moly! Holy Christine! Good job! :rock:

I need 10 walls like that to barely fill my collection of boomboxes alone. 



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Posted 26 December 2016 - 09:53 AM

Wow! 35 boxes in less than what, a year and a half?

Now that is a level of passion that builds gorgeous shelving for them! Well done MoM! Ever since you joined you've been a shining star with your helpfulness, wisdom and grace.

I had a suspicion there were than just a few boxes, you've posted a lot of comments that seemed to be too knowledgeable without actually owning said model ;-)

 

Hiya, I have 35 BB's on display in the Boom Room but I actually have a further 19 (-ish, I have to go walkabout around the house to find them) with another 2 already on the way and.....................I also have other 'audio items' to display.  Some of this will easily display on Phase 2 of my Boom Room but I'll need additional shelving & display means to accommodate the rest (tastefully) whilst future proofing further acquisitions.  :yes:

 

Holy Moly! Holy Christine! Good job! :rock:

I need 10 walls like that to barely fill my collection of boomboxes alone. 

 

Ah, if only I had the same problem!  Space is limited for me as I live in a small bungalow , I need to plan very carefully for best effect.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 04:46 PM

WOW M.O.M. I have'nt been on here much lately,but what a sight to to come back to! Great looking display, and what a huge collection! I had no idea you had so many boomboxes either, lookin good M.O.M., RESPECT.

#36 MyOhMy

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:43 PM

Thanks for the kind words, SLO. The most difficult part was the planning, the worst was the blisters from the screwdriver and the hardest work was putting the boxes on the shelves as all the rest was like putting a large jigsaw together.  Phase 2 has me scratching my head a bit though, I know how I'd like it to be but need to work out the easiest & simplest way for me to get the result I'm looking for.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:50 PM

good planning goes a long way but I have learned that sometimes just starting gets you motivated enough to get a game plan together.

My bosch jig saw is my most prized tool I could do anything with that saw.

#38 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:27 AM

Thanks for the kind words, SLO. The most difficult part was the planning, the worst was the blisters from the screwdriver and the hardest work was putting the boxes on the shelves as all the rest was like putting a large jigsaw together.  Phase 2 has me scratching my head a bit though, I know how I'd like it to be but need to work out the easiest & simplest way for me to get the result I'm looking for.

 

What is phase 2? A second room? Another shelving unit.

 

This is still such an impressive build and display. Love it.



#39 MyOhMy

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:15 PM

 

Thanks for the kind words, SLO. The most difficult part was the planning, the worst was the blisters from the screwdriver and the hardest work was putting the boxes on the shelves as all the rest was like putting a large jigsaw together.  Phase 2 has me scratching my head a bit though, I know how I'd like it to be but need to work out the easiest & simplest way for me to get the result I'm looking for.

 

What is phase 2? A second room? Another shelving unit.

 

This is still such an impressive build and display. Love it.

 

 

The next phase is the lower level beneath the long shelving,  I'm planning a full width low level unit with sliding doors, drawers, space for speakers at each end so I can then place other audio items on top that will have enough clearance to the lowest shelf already fitted.

 

The cunning plan is to convert two items of furniture into a single unit.  I have an electrical socket in this area (under the lowest shelf) so whatever design I settle with with be a tight squeeze with little room for error.  For the sliding doors part I bought a low level 1960's piece of furniture from a charity shop and the drawers will be taken from an old drawer unit given to me.  All I really need to make is the housing for the drawers (all four drawers will be side-by-side) then place the low level unit on top along with a speaker housing (simple box construction) at each end.  Once a full width counter type top is in place over it, it ought to look pretty good (gulp!).   All this has to be a maximum of 2ft (600mm) high as that's all the space I have before reaching the wall socket - it's a tight squeeze!

 

Today I came to the conclusion that I need to make three modifications to the long shelves:

 

1) Insert an extra shelf support bracket at each end of every shelf.

The mistake I made was to place the end bracket at the same spacing from the 'edge/end' wall' the same distance as the other brackets are apart when, in fact, the distance should have been 50% of the bracket spacing from the 'end wall'.

 

2) Take 1/8"-1/4" (3mm-5mm) off the end of each shelf to allow space for any cables or wiring (antennas, lighting, speaker cables etc.).

 

3) Cut a central notch out of the rear of each shelf for an FM antenna to pass through to the audio items to be placed on the low-level unit.

I had thought of this previously but had forgotten when I found myself being carried away by the excitement of making the shelves.  :bang: 

 

I want to get this first phase right before I commence Phase 2 otherwise there'll be too much stuff in the way but I am definitely not looking forward to hauling all the BB's off the shelves to make the modifications needed (sigh) but I will be pleased once this is done as it's a) needed and b) worthwhile.  :yes:



#40 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:47 PM

wow, WOW and DOUBLE WOW!

 

You have really put some thought it to this. Can't wait to see the next phase. Sounds like a bunch of work. 

 

The Boomroom I have had for the last 5 years is in shambles now. It's going to be a while before I build another one, hopefully a permanent one. I honestly don't know what I am going to do with all my radios in Italy. I don't really want to put them up on shelves as Naples is known for huge earthquakes (says the guy moving from California).



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:49 PM

That is a great result to a long process! Tons of brackets OH MY! lol

 

Well worth the effort.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:10 PM

I bet that holds the weight of the boomboxes easily! Great job man, cool boom room :cool:



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 12:48 AM

Any updates or pondering going on with this project?



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:35 AM

Any updates or pondering going on with this project?

 

Nothing yet apart from a lot of thinking about it, I think my main problem is lack of confidence and being indecisive but I'm giving myself a mental kick on the backside now.   I need my Boom Room completed as the space is badly needed for the next project.



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:05 PM

Looking forward to phase 2!

#46 JVC Floyd

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:07 PM

Just watch a couple of Rocky training video montages on YouTube you'll be slinging paint in no time.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:44 PM

Just watch a couple of Rocky training video montages on YouTube you'll be slinging paint in no time.

 

I'd probably give myself a black eye!  :w00t:  :yes:  :lol:



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:12 PM

Naw, you can do it MyOhMy. I have every confidence in your ability. I've seen what you can do and you've got what it takes! So get crack a lackin. Can't wait to see your brilliance come to fruition.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:18 PM

This is such inspiring work, I cant wait for phase 2. But I understand you have to ponder it before diving right in.



#50 MyOhMy

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:52 PM

This is such inspiring work, I cant wait for phase 2. But I understand you have to ponder it before diving right in.

 

Thank you.  I'm beginning to feel the pressure and my own frustrations at not making progress.  I had an inspiring, yet simple, idea today that should go a long way to helping with overcoming the limited space vs. maximum utilisation of the room.  I promise to make progress and post all the details of my work and angst!



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:50 AM

Very impressive work and a nice collection you have there.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:44 AM

 

This is such inspiring work, I cant wait for phase 2. But I understand you have to ponder it before diving right in.

 

Thank you.  I'm beginning to feel the pressure and my own frustrations at not making progress.  I had an inspiring, yet simple, idea today that should go a long way to helping with overcoming the limited space vs. maximum utilisation of the room.  I promise to make progress and post all the details of my work and angst!

 

 

I think I may have taken my boomroom for granted. Now that I don't have one and am basically starting from scratch I look at these threads and remember the good ol' days. There is something soothing about walking into a room that is basically wall papered in Blasters. Although my B.R. was mostly cobbled together with little rhyme or reason and resembled a mixture of clutter and chaos, it was, at the very least visually LOUD.  

 

I really like the rooms that have all the radio's perfectly lined up by size and color or even by model, handles up, evenly spaced with as little of the wall showing as possible. Tightly spaced as if you could grout between them and brick yourself in. AHHHH  :drool:  ;-)



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:57 AM

Seen this topic for the first time today.

What a beautiful and clever way to display your boomers. :-)

Respect for the work you did with the shelves.

It really is entertaining seeing these boom rooms

plus one can get many ideas on how to make room like yours m.o.m.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:44 PM

Yessir,she is a very talented lady,our MyOhMy. Can't wait to see what she does with part 2. I'm sure it'll be awesome!

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:55 AM

MOM's got skills.