To make this type of grille, simply shape a piece of wood after the
style you would like. Fold a piece of brass mesh over it pressing it
into shape with your fingers and a small hammer. Trim the sides until
it makes a seam on both sides and solder the seams
Repeat this again with a finer grade mesh and slip it inside the
Cut 2 long thin strips of brass. Make them half round with a file.
Smooth them with emery cloth.
Bend one around the body of the mike and cut so that the ends meet.
Silver solder this joint to make a ring.
Bend the other piece over the top of your wooden mould to form the
arched piece. Cut this piece to the proper length.
Solder the ends of the arch to the ring in a neat looking joint.
Cut the grille to the proper length. Slip them inside the frame
formed by the other pieces.
Solder the grilles to the frame. Clean the whole mess up . Voila!
It's a very stable grille.
The bottom of the mic is done by bevelling the edge of the bottom piece
and the end of the body while leaving a small tooth for proper
Pictures of my power supply. The power supply housing was formed from
two sheets of aluminum.
My silicone shock mount. I used a very crude mould made from plaster
for the shock mount and found that if you need to manipulate silicon
use dish washing detergent.
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