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Old 30th April 2010, 04:18 PM   #11
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Hey Stan,

I've been all over the place with projects. Blame it on my ADD and the perfectionist in me, and sadly in this case my Dad who burned the particular piece in the photos as he mistakenly thought it was scrap wood. Granted it didn't look like it did in the photos, the paint was completely removed to try other finishing methods.

Right now I'm taking a wood working class locally and the great thing is that once the class is completed, I have access to the workspace for my own projects. The shop has a lathe and I will use this to get a perfectly round platter. It seems to be the only way I can think of to get a perfect result, and it has to be as perfect as possible.

Let me know if you have any specific questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Good luck on your project.

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Old 30th April 2010, 09:17 PM   #12
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I know what you mean about too many projects. Work on my turntable is going very slow. Too bad about the firewood. I will have to find access to a lathe to really true up my platter. Attached is a photo of my project so far. Stan
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Old 4th May 2010, 03:58 AM   #13
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Default stanbp, very nice

This table looks quite good so far. Not to my aesthetic taste, but nice none-the-less.nice adjustable arm board.
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Old 4th May 2010, 11:40 AM   #14
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Looks great!

As slow as you may be, it is much further along than mine is!
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you make the best of what's still around."
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Old 4th May 2010, 01:05 PM   #15
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This is great, guys. I always wanted to build my own turntable but never made the jump. Maybe this will give me the extra push needed.

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Old 5th May 2010, 12:23 AM   #16
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Thanks guys.....since this pic I have actually made another base for the TT. Same basic shape but it is 2 pcs of 3/4 mdf sandwiched between 2 pcs of birch ply. This project is kinda a test run to see if I can actually end up with a nice sounding table on a budget. Later on I may try another with different/better materials. I don't know very much about TT's so this is a learning experience. Heck, I only own a few albums
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