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Re: Cinder block shelving

From:

Joel Ackerman <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:43:01 -0700

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Another hand, as well as after college.  And I painted them.  Bright 
red-orange.  Still have them in the garage for storing stuff.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Corey Bailey" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:27 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Cinder block shelving


> Hand raised.
>
> 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?
>
> Cheers!
>
> Corey
> 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
>> technologies..
>> >>
>> >
>> > ----- 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
>> gut
>> > 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
>> actually
>> > also very good for housing records with stiff covers shows that when 
>> > there
>>
>> > was a demand outside the archiving world, elements useful in archiving
>> became
>> > much cheaper. However, only one ARSCLIST poster really made good use of
>> them.
>> > And this is the eternal problem of archiving: we have to rely on 
>> > technology
>>
>> > originally developed for other purposes, because there is so little
>> prestige
>> > 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,
>> and
>> > 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
>> work
>> > 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]
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> 

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