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Old 26th April 2009, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default A Carbon Fiber store!!

Looks like they sell to the public. Notice the chart on the bottom.
I'm going to laminate SOMETHING with this stuff!
So many ideas.......I'm 56......and I'm running out of time.......LOL

http://dragonplate.com/sections/technology.asp
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Old 26th April 2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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Thanks for that. Got me thinking ....

I couldn't find any information on cutting and drilling carbon fibre.
Any help, directions appreciated.
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Old 26th April 2009, 02:47 PM   #3
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Sure. Any time. Here is the FAQ part. looks like safety is the chief concern with machining it. I wouldn't want to inhale the dust.

http://dragonplate.com/faq.asp
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Old 28th April 2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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Besides inhaling the dust, carbon fiber is actually very easy to work. I make my drumsticks out of it, and the ends have to be rounded. Other than that, it's great stuff to use. A sheet of 200 to 250 grit sandpaper works well for final shaping before cosmetic buffing.
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I made a headhsell out of two layers of thin dragonplate (carbon -ply-carbon) and it's as stiff as hell.

I'm thinking that i might make myself an LP12 clone using Dragonplate for the top-plate and carbon-foam laminate for the subchassis and armboard...

Should be fun..
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Old 29th April 2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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HI

carbon-balsa-carbon is interesting too....
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Old 30th April 2009, 09:45 PM   #7
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Nicoch46, I've been thinking maple, carbon, maple for my plinth. Still not quite decided yet. it may wind up being solid maple. Do bonders for carbon work well on wood also?
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Sorry no expert on plinth ,but carbon is good material for TT ,you can add a second layer C-ply-C later....

or a set of tonearm base in different material ,to tunning the sound ....

C-balsa-C under TT can work good or for motor base
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Anyone making a carbon fibre tonearm?
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Old 11th May 2009, 04:52 AM   #10
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Anyone making a carbon fibre tonearm?

I am, just not sure what the final design will look like, but it will most likely be a 12" effective length arm with a gimbal bearing.
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