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Old 27th January 2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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I have been designing a turntable for many years and have decided to finally build it. I have come to conclusion that it will be a floor standing construction and its features include: ourboard motor with mains filter, belt driven, tool steel bearing and shaft, Steel sub platter with large acrylic main platter, solid wood cantilever plinths bolted together with steel tubes filled with sand and interfaced with glass separating them - reinforced by a re-bar type thread to hold it all together and allow height adjustment, an air bearing tonearm aluminium mainly. The whole system will be spiked and sit on a concrete slab. I have always liked Art Deco so It will be on that theme. I have included some preliminary drawings I did on the computer. All I need to do now is get the relevant paper work singed by the wife and i'm off. I'll put some photos up when I can. I am going to call it the Vinyl Temple.
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Old 27th January 2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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That is an ambitious undertaking. I look forward to build photos and details
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Old 27th January 2010, 11:37 PM   #3
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Will be awesome when it's finished. Good luck.
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Old 29th January 2010, 01:08 PM   #4
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Thank you Badge and avanteproject for your encouragement. I will endeavour to post more as the project grows.
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Old 5th February 2010, 01:23 AM   #5
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The Vinyl Temple is coming along.

Am working on the motor pillar and gluing the arm tube tomorrow.

I had the platter fashioned at a local engineering firm. They did an excellent job. I worked on the shaft and bearing so that they are mirror smooth. The platter system consists of a steel sub, 50mm Nylatron GSM mid and Acylic 10mm top. It is totally noiseless and has excellent balance and inertia.

I'll come back with more soo.

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I have been designing a turntable for many years and have decided to finally build it. I have come to conclusion that it will be a floor standing construction and its features include: ourboard motor with mains filter, belt driven, tool steel bearing and shaft, Steel sub platter with large acrylic main platter, solid wood cantilever plinths bolted together with steel tubes filled with sand and interfaced with glass separating them - reinforced by a re-bar type thread to hold it all together and allow height adjustment, an air bearing tonearm aluminium mainly. The whole system will be spiked and sit on a concrete slab. I have always liked Art Deco so It will be on that theme. I have included some preliminary drawings I did on the computer. All I need to do now is get the relevant paper work singed by the wife and i'm off. I'll put some photos up when I can. I am going to call it the Vinyl Temple.
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The Vinyl Temple is coming along.

Am working on the motor pillar and gluing the arm tube tomorrow.

I had the platter fashioned at a local engineering firm. They did an excellent job. I worked on the shaft and bearing so that they are mirror smooth. The platter system consists of a steel sub, 50mm Nylatron GSM mid and Acylic 10mm top. It is totally noiseless and has excellent balance and inertia.

I'll come back with more soo.

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Old 9th February 2010, 08:45 AM   #7
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Trying out motor pillar, tape drive system and pump suspension. Lots of tweaking to do before its perfect.
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Old 9th February 2010, 09:43 AM   #8
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Good job, looks like a beast. Is the frame based on the TNT's Flexy rack? Any idea of pricing?
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Old 9th February 2010, 10:15 AM   #9
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Thanks Studio Au. It is similar to the Flexy rack, but instead of rubber it uses glass marbles and the tubes are sand filled. The bottom slab rests on 9 rubber feet which allows a little movment and protects the floor. It is a bit of a beast as it weighs about the same as a small car!
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Old 9th February 2010, 10:17 AM   #10
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Luckily I have been saving and resourcing things for years so overall it has cost about 270 in wood, metal, platter and fixings.
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