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Old 19th September 2010, 01:05 PM   #21
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Depends on the audience, yesterday evening i attended the lavish 55th birthday celebration of an allergist-immunologist, resides 5 miles up north.
Picture bottom left : http://www.deweekkrant.nl/files/pdfa...5_090408_1.pdf

Huge party tent filled with stylish leisure furniture, two bands playing Piazolla and Hungary/Vienna gipsy acts, scallop amuses and 7-course catering.
Assembled flock of 50 heavy currency breathing MD's, horse training corral used for parking the Merc convertibles and Maseratis, get the picture ?

A gynaecologist talked about his art collection, even invited all the female specialists for a display at his home.
I commented that my association with art is a Japanese businessman with Yakuza connections, who comes home at night, watches his $75M sunflower painting and feels relieved that he still has all ears left.
(good thing most docs cross the booz line if they're not on weekend call, i did manage to invite 2 turkeys over for a SOTA chow demo of a loudmouth)

I'm sure SoundofVoid read it as a expression of respect.
Thanks for posting the details and pics, btw, awesome stuff.
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Old 20th September 2010, 05:50 AM   #22
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Jacco, of course i read it as an appraisal...
Thanks for the good words and please keep visiting the thread...
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Old 20th September 2010, 06:36 AM   #23
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EPISODE-5
So it was back to the CNC guys for a new round of calculations and metal cutting.
I designed two tall cylinders with an opening on top where the belt motor was going to be placed in.The spindle of the motor had to be on the same horizontal plane with the platter spindle so that the "pull" of the right belt would be equalized by the "pull" of the left one.For aesthetic reasons the cylinders were cut on the front to produce a flat "face" (with the engraved logo) and on the back for placing the cable connector and for securing the motor.Additional drilling had to be done from the base all the way up to the motor place to create a route for the cables.
The motors were cut from solid blocks of leaded steel.For each one to make the CNC
machine took 4 hours.They were weighted at 13 kilos each!
From the same metal we had cut the spikes that would support the turntable...
Next to be cut were the bronze parts...
To get an even more "silent" chassis i have asked for two bronze plates to place on each side of the aluminum.The rear one was rectangular and would cover all the back except from the place that the tracking mechanism would attach.
The front was round and would damp the area around the spindle...
Maximum thickness i could use was 1 cm because that was the free space under the hollow platter on the front and the rotating weights of the subplatter at the rear.
From bronze were also cut the extra weights that i was going to use on the platter and subplatter plus a solid rod for extra dampening of the tracking mechanism...
Last job for the CNC was the aluminum parts:the two faceplates of the PS box (1cm thick)
with appropriate engraving,the cups for the four spikes (out of super hard aluminum)
and the openings on the two side plates for the belts to pass through.
After a couple days i had all the parts in my hand and i was ready for test assembly...
See it in pictures...
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Old 20th September 2010, 07:17 AM   #24
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I've got questions,but they will wait until you've finished your sequence of constructional episodes.

Mind-blowing stuff(by the way..).
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Theophile,please ask and i will try to the best of me to answer...
Are you greek related by the way?
Theophile comes from the greek "THEOPHILOS" = PHILOS of THEOS = FRIEND OF GOD.
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Theophile,please ask and i will try to the best of me to answer...
Are you greek related by the way?
Theophile comes from the greek "THEOPHILOS" = PHILOS of THEOS = FRIEND OF GOD.
Kalimera.Ti kaneis?

No.An Aussie born of Anglo-celtic stock.However I do know a smattering of Greek having had many schoolmates of Greek parentage,and having worked with Aussie Greeks over the years.I love the Greeks and love listening to Greek being spoken.

'theophile' ---First of all,a small 't'(most important)because though GOD may be great,I am just an insignificant servant(the most insignificant).The small t keeps me in my place(hopefully).Friend of GOD,because how could I not feel affection for One who continues so good to me,even considering that I am unworthy of any positive consideration.

Maybe one day I will be worthy of the designation.Given my nature,I think that I will be asking for mercy rather than gathering the rewards for my virtue.
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Amazing dedication and expense to super structure something held sentimentally dear. Are you a vet btw?
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Old 20th September 2010, 08:32 AM   #28
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"theophile" :I started with a capital T because i thought that this was your actual name...as it is for many greeks...
Salas, yes i am a vet (if you look carefully besides the green surgery outfit you may also see a muzzle and hair grooming stuff).The whole project took place in my practice
where i have a lot of spare space.My working hours are so long i practically live there...
But available time is limited,so my projects take a long time to finish...
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Nice pass time project. I just thought I saw ''little animals clinic'' and a snake wrapped wand on your post 18 sketches, that is why I asked.
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Ah, Papa Tha-Salassinos make jokey again.
(nothing wrong with private use of official paper, even preferred overhere)

Most who pass this thread will not realise how exceptional this project is.
I had a Verdier TT copy made in the early 90s, easy peasy if you have the drawings, secondary parts can be bought, solid alu ordered by phone at tax-exempt wholesale prices, and daddio both owns and handles the 10 micron machining. (just don't mention the magno fruit bearing)
Maybe, if i rebuilt it to air suspension with balanced outputs it would at least equal my current TD turntable.
(my phono stage is the non-production omega balanced phono-pre, ordered by Mike Viglas before he hit the B&W button in '02, see Jeffry Widjaja's 'diy solid state preamp' thread for pics of the omega-3 balanced boards that go in 3d position)

The sonic improvement of rebuilding an LT-5V(C) to all-alloy should be obvious, kinda surprising there's not been a commercial SOTA vertical TT.
Quite an undertaking, humungous for someone not professionally in cad/cam and machining.
Very interested to hear about the upgrade of the linear tracking electronics.
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