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Old 22nd March 2003, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hi all i have read most post with great intrest and got a great deal of inspration i had been toying with the idea of building a table for so time, after reading i decided to give it a go.

So the first thing i did was get a local engenier to make me a bearing i have ended up with a very close copy of the Teres Audio Bearing cost on this came in well under US$80 the outer portion made out of Bronze the inner out of Stainless

The platter and plinth are made out of layers of 4mm marine grade Aluminium and 19mm plastic chopping board all of these materials where scrap no cost

The spikes are maid out of modified brass plummig fittings cost less than US$12

The steel Ball Bearings dont do anything other than look cool

Any opinions good or bad are most wellcome.
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Old 25th March 2003, 02:05 AM   #2
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GazzaFloyd,

I think you are well on your way if you have a bearing like the Teres. I feel the bearing is very important and can be costly to buy a good one. Are you using a ball bearing in the bottom under the spindle?

Your platter and plinth sound interesting. How many layers of each are you using and how ar they joined/bonded?

I have toyed with the idea of building or modifying my table, but the machining sounds expensive.

Can you post a picture?
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Old 25th March 2003, 07:48 AM   #3
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Yes to the ball bearing

platter made of 2 plastic chopping board & 2 4mm aluminuim

plinith 1 4mm alum with a layer top and bottom of plactic

plastic layers are 19mm thick

the bulk of the machining I did my self not the bearing though

there is no bonding all layers are fixed with non reactive screws

I have just finished making a Clamp/weight out of Bronze which has a 70mm dia 55mm high weight 1.1kg

I dont know what i will do about arm

motor most likely a Gerrard

thanks fo the intrest latter
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Old 26th March 2003, 01:53 AM   #4
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GazzaFloyd,

I saw your picture of your table in the "Lets make a DIYAudio TT" thread. Looks good. I like the plinth. What is the plate on the bottom for? I assume to mount the bearing and add mass.

How will you mount the arm?

Will you use a belt or thread for the drive?
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Old 26th March 2003, 07:30 AM   #5
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first Q answer yes Bearing and mass

belt Q answer not sure
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Old 29th June 2003, 04:18 AM   #6
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I have made some progress and had a set back , on the side of progress my tonearm and pod are a resounding sucess made out of 100mm aluminum pipe with about 2kg of lead inside made the centre pivot out of brass with a steel rod sitting on a single ball have built in veraical height adjustment the counter weight is more brass on a threaded rod and is decoupled from main arm witch is made of more brass (tube wall thickness less than 0.5mm) wire silver.

The set back is the motor I could not get the Gerrard to run the platter at a stable speed I am currently playing around with a motor out of a 5" floppy disk drive it spins at 360rpm have made a pully with a diametre of 29mm my platter is 305mm and spining great so at this point my set back may be a blessing.

Over all the sound i am getting has blown away my old setup a Rega i keep hearing new things on records that i know very we the lack of noise from the table is amasing.

Any opions on my table welcome.
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Old 6th July 2003, 01:31 PM   #7
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Congrats!!

Looks terrific!! I'd love to have one with this look in my living room. What phono stage do you have??
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Old 6th July 2003, 06:43 PM   #8
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Old 6th July 2003, 06:54 PM   #9
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verry nice. the preamp is it tube or solidstate?

opps batteries ok its solidstate
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Old 6th July 2003, 07:05 PM   #10
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Nice , Gazza...

Can you post more pics....
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