Oh yeah, I used the same construction method a couple of times since then. Also
used stained cinder blocks as speaker stands. I cemented felt on the ends to
protect the bottom of the speakers and wood floor.
Now I find out that the lye used to make the darn things can become airborne and
is a health hazard if all of the surfaces aren't painted.
How many actually painted your cinder blocks?
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
Quoting Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>:
> OK, show of hands. How many of you used boards and cinderblocks or
> bricks to build your college dorm bookshelves?
> Mike (wishing the steel shelving he used to use was still available)
> Biel [log in to unmask]
> George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
> > From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
> > Brandon Burke asked:
> >> Anyone else think it's ironic (sad even?) that a thread originally about
> >> preservation and long-term
> >> housing solutions has turned into a discussion of milk crate
> > ----- I for one don't. Because the query was about an instant problem, not
> > about preservation and long-term housing at all. People reacted on their
> > feeling and saw "long term", so their posts were just as misguided. And
> > reacting by going into fibre-glass reinforced milk crates is just as
> > relevant.
> > I think that we may have information overload, but from free association
> > something good may still come. People used plywood in the old days (see the
> > original post), and the fortuitous fact that certain milk crates are
> > also very good for housing records with stiff covers shows that when there
> > was a demand outside the archiving world, elements useful in archiving
> > much cheaper. However, only one ARSCLIST poster really made good use of
> > And this is the eternal problem of archiving: we have to rely on technology
> > originally developed for other purposes, because there is so little
> > in archiving that there is no funding for buying tailor-made solutions.
> > On another list a reference to a most relevant document has been posted,
> > I recommend it heartily, although I have not finished reading it. It is
> > available at:
> > http://brtf.sdsc.edu/biblio/BRTF_Final_Report.pdf
> > and it is called "Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet". It is very
> > sobering reading. Fortunately, in other places there are still those who
> > on an easily accessible and durable (non-migration-requiring) medium. It is
> > my personal view that that is the only long-term viable solution.
> > Kind regards,
> > George
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]>
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 8:14:28 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> >> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 16" transcription disc housing & moving audio
> >> collections
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
> >>> Thornton Hagert wrote:
> >>>> Oh, for the Good-Old-Days when milk-crates were milk-crates !
> >>> Not really. They were made of wire then and totally unsuitable for
> >>> anything but glass quart bottles. .
> >> I actually have one of those "wire" milk boxes out in my garage! As you
> >> note, it isn't good for 78's. The "golden age" of milk boxes was in the
> >> mid-seventies, at least in the Toronto area...Sealtest used what look to
> >> be fiberglas boxes, which are VERY durable...they were red in colour.
> >> There was a "second issue" of the newer smaller boxes...these are very
> >> hard to find, and are green in colour...! However, I was given about 300
> >> or so of the red ones, by a variety-store owner...he had been "caught"
> >> with them when the size was changed, and as a result the dairy no longer
> >> wanted them (nor would they pay his deposit on them...!).
> >> Steven C. Barr
> >> --
> >> Brandon Burke
> >> Archivist for Recorded Sound Collections
> >> Hoover Institution Archives
> >> Stanford University
> >> Stanford, CA 94305-6010
> >> vox: 650.724.9711
> >> fax: 650.725.3445
> >> email: [log in to unmask]