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Old 21st April 2010, 08:14 AM   #21
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Here is the BD1 i did up...

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Old 21st April 2010, 11:33 AM   #22
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You guys really have some great designs here.

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Old 21st April 2010, 06:08 PM   #23
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This one is foam and fiber glass with 5/16 Masonite inside to attach the parts - AR platter and bearing, BIC motor, and DIY tensioned string arm. Sort of a musical surfboard. It works well even though the materials are improbable and not for everyone. I wanted a unique shape, but there sure is something fine about the classic simplicity and proportions of Jason's bamboo Lenco.

Jim - Thanks for posting #17. Great information and a lot to think about.
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Old 21st April 2010, 06:41 PM   #24
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Doug your table looks beautiful almost like a concrete or stone plinth very interesting effect. Any more pictures under the hood? I really like your treatment of the top of the plinth, what material did you use for that?
I am sure that bamboo would make a fine plinth material but it sure is hard on carbide cutting tools.
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Old 21st April 2010, 07:29 PM   #25
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Here are the innards in all their glory. The straps to the motor are neoprene. The BIC is noisy, but the neoprene isolates it completely. I use neoprene for the platter mat, too. The drive pulley is wood with washers top and bottom. Entirely by coincidence, a 3/4" hole saw with a 1/4" guide bit made the pulley. Just luck with that one. The platter and arm don't float like they did in the original AR. The entire outside of the plinth is foam and fiber glass. The dark matte grey on the top is Rust-o-leum spray can paint. They've introduced a new line I really like. It holds up to use and cleaning very well. I'm glad you like the polished stone look. That's what I was going for, although the red accent is a little more prominent than I intended.
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Old 21st April 2010, 08:18 PM   #26
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Jim - Thanks for posting #17. Great information and a lot to think about.
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Old 21st April 2010, 08:34 PM   #27
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Doug: nice job on the plinth very professional looking job.
I rather like the red effect it almost looks like a blood stone.
I have seen some very interesting effects generated in colored concrete by adding either fine steel wool, brass wool or copper wool. This yields a very nice colored marble effect with the steel producing iron oxide (rust red) the brass makes a blueish oxide and the copper is green. When the outer surface is polished the look is very unique. I have seen steel and brass wool but have never come across copper wool perhaps it was hand made for the application. I saw this in a concrete design book decades ago.
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Here is the plinth I made for a Rek-O-Kut K33H and lengthened Infinity Black Widow arm. I am now making 3 of them for others.

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Default Lengthen Infinity Black Widow Tonearm!!!

djn! Please give some details about how you lengthened the Infinity Black Widow Tonarm. I just bought one with the specific idea to lengthen it. I didn't think anyone else had tried it. I have access to some very high quality carbon fiber kite spars and carbon fishing rod blanks that look very similar to yours. Would be very excited to hear from you how you did it. One of my main questions is whether the factory carbon arm is glued or somehow screwed into the aluminum pivot mount?

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