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Old 24th February 2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Hello everyone.

As part of my DIY turntable, I found plans for a DIY record clamp, and made one.

Took about 45 minutes and looks OK. I think I may grit blast the large OD to give it some contrast and hide the marks on the bar...

it will be a gift to my soon to be Father-in-Law for his Rega Planar 3!
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Old 24th February 2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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Took about 45 minutes and looks OK.
Yes, it looks rather tidy Nicely done that man.

I'd probably go the lazy route & cast one out of lead & then paint it That or stick a few magnets underneath an alloy platter & use a ceramic ring magnet on top. The mind boggles...

Must be nice to have a lathe, i wish i had a complete metal/woodworking shop
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Old 24th February 2010, 06:47 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I've got access to all sorts of machines and materials...

Could have made it from OFC or Yellow Brass (maybe even a tungsten insert in top??) but it gets too heavy... I choose to use aluminum (or aluminium to you ) to keep the weight reasonable.

Maybe the next one will be aluminum with an OFC band for color contrast... Or wood/copper... Plenty of ideas!
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You could anodize it, if you want it to look a little nicer.


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Old 24th February 2010, 09:05 PM   #5
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I certainly could...

We send out stuff for anodize all the time... Black or blue regular, or gold hard anodize...
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Old 24th February 2010, 09:54 PM   #6
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How about DIY anodizing....

Anodizing Aluminum

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Old 24th February 2010, 11:00 PM   #7
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If its magnetic, it will pull the cart towards itself as you near the end of the record....

non-magnetic, no probs though!

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Old 25th February 2010, 11:57 AM   #8
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so no stainless steel...
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Old 25th February 2010, 11:59 AM   #9
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Well, I could be wrong, but I think stainless steel is non-magnetic, or at least very weakly magnetic.

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Old 25th February 2010, 12:13 PM   #10
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You could be wrong Fran, but it would be expensive, and a lot of trouble to make you so.

Yes, stainless steel, is generally not ferromagnetic. You can get alloys that are magnetic, but at a price.

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