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Old 1st December 2008, 03:18 AM   #11
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Default Poindexter...

there are speciality acrylic makers out there that can cast acrylic shapes and machine them. But here are only a few, and cost per one off is high. In large enough quantity, they can be had near the CAD $160 mark + machining setup services.

another option favoured by the "Teres" people, are platters made of wood....
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Old 1st December 2008, 03:20 AM   #12
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Default Aengus, thanks for the invite...

but I'm still at least 800 miles east of you! So "dropping by" to come have a listen is a little out of the question. There is a small chance I may end up on the left coast for a few days prior to Christmas...

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Default Re: Aengus, thanks for the invite...

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but I'm still at least 800 miles east of you! So "dropping by" to come have a listen is a little out of the question. There is a small chance I may end up on the left coast for a few days prior to Christmas...

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800 Miles!

Stew, that's a long way to mush your Dogsled

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Old 1st December 2008, 04:16 AM   #14
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well my dog is 1/2 Husky, but she's a little old...a fine Canadian sled dog though...

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but I'm still at least 800 miles east of you! So "dropping by" to come have a listen is a little out of the question.
Hey, Stew, that's why I thought it was a safe invitation.

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There is a small chance I may end up on the left coast for a few days prior to Christmas...
Whoops, maybe not as safe as I'd thought.

Seriously, though, if you're going to be out this way, PM me and I'll send you my phone number - if we can fit it in, you'd be more than welcome to come by for a beer and a listen.

[edit] Terry, you're not even that far away - the invitation extends to you as well. [/edit]

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Hey, Stew, that's why I thought it was a safe invitation.



Whoops, maybe not as safe as I'd thought.

Seriously, though, if you're going to be out this way, PM me and I'll send you my phone number - if we can fit it in, you'd be more than welcome to come by for a beer and a listen.

[edit] Terry, you're not even that far away - the invitation extends to you as well. [/edit]

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Aengus,

I'm a little concerned about the "edit" notation above. Was the invitation added as an afterthought, or did you decide to "edit" it out and it didn't work.

Don't think I'll fall for you hedging on this, I just want a simple "Yes" or "No" answer!


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Old 2nd December 2008, 01:34 PM   #17
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Old 2nd December 2008, 02:12 PM   #18
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Default g'day folks...

back to a DIY acrylic platter....

there may be a better acoustic match to vinyl than acrylic... have to do a materials search but I think I already know of one ....



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Old 2nd December 2008, 08:17 PM   #19
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Have you considered PVC (vinyl). Not real pretty-kinda grey in color. I have heard a few of these with lead attached to the bottom and also in "wells" drilled into it...sounded very good. Also a composite of PVC/Wood epoxy/lead is another thing to consider.
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Polycarbonate (Lexan, Tuffak) is both denser and 'deader' (lower Qm) than acrylic, and commonly available at the same plastic places.  A little more difficult to machine cleanly, higher cutting effort, a little more flexible.

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