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GazzaFloyd 11th August 2012 06:45 AM

Building V-2
So Hi everyone,

I have not been here for quite some time but have got the bug again (still no cure for the DIY Audio bug)

Along time ago I built a Spinner V-One, I was reasonible please with the look and sound of the spinner but have move to a new Home and after a long time between drinks have been playing the black stuff once again and loving it. So I have plans to do a reBuild.

I will Post Photos soon

Thanks for looking


GazzaFloyd 11th August 2012 07:56 AM

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So this is the Tonearm so far,

The lower section is Bronze a plastic arm rest and if I can figure out how to make a lifter it will be mounted on this as well, then we move on to the yoke for the arm machined for a bit of Alu that I cast in the Foundry I have been playing around with. The Bearing for this caused me some problems it wasn't untill I looked closley at the cutter on the lathe that I figured out what was going on, I had a chip in it so I was turning down 1/2mm to far. It took three goes to get it right.

From there the arm will be Carbon Fibre

I will keep posting


GazzaFloyd 11th August 2012 08:03 AM

Plinth & Platter
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The Plith,

This is going to be a total rebuild for the most part made out of Black Acrylic had a local Plastic company lasercut for me, just got to polish the edge's. Photo shows with protctive covering on.

The Platter,

This is comming straight off V-one with the bearing also


kevinkr 13th August 2012 03:41 AM

Very cool.. I believe that Jelco still offers their arm lift mechanism. (Schick uses it)


Your project looks extremely interesting, please keep the updates coming and share an occasional photograph.. :D

GazzaFloyd 13th August 2012 07:18 AM


Very cool.. I believe that Jelco still offers their arm lift mechanism. (Schick uses it)
Thanks Kelvinkr that may well be what I do, but I will have ago and build one first before I break the Piggie bank

And I will be post progress


GazzaFloyd 27th August 2012 08:29 AM

A small amount of progress
Tonearm placed and working out measurements for motor pod
also sme polishig work on the plastic plynth

I hope to get some more done this weekend


Link to New Photo

GazzaFloyd 12th February 2013 02:30 AM

Made some progress
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So after a long time I have finished the rebuilt Motor Pod, inside is a Garrard motor

This means I can now move on with the arm


GazzaFloyd 18th February 2013 06:10 AM

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So I have had another good few hours in the work shop, love being on Leave from work.

I have joined the two part of the arm mount, the Arm is a Carbon fibre Shaft from a umbrulla the next parts I need to figure out are the Counterwieght and the Cartridge Mount. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas I would love any input


GazzaFloyd 19th February 2013 04:31 AM

counter weight
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Hi all so more fun had, counterweight made weight cam in at 117g.

I think it will be ok middle of the weight range for tonearms the mass sit's in the same plane as the piviot point.

I decided to see how it tracks and turned it in to a Gramaphone. A small sewing needle and paper cone (sorry to any Billie Joel fans this record will never be the same)

I have uploaded a couple of vids on Flickr

needle tracking | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Butchering Billy joel | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Thanks for looking, and again ant thoughts welcome


GazzaFloyd 22nd February 2013 06:59 AM

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Great Progress today.

Headshell coming on well weight comes in at 43g, Cartridge will mount to an acrylic disc that will allow for Alignment not sure what the right angle is any help on this would be great.


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