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Old 17th January 2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hey guys
I stumbled across this template on ebay and thought it was a better alternative to the paper templates out there.
I bought this from Andreas who goes under the ebay seller name of "mac.labs" search for SME mounting template or search his seller name.
I had made some extra arm boards so i stacked them 3 high to get the mounting template flush with the arm board. You then just trace the cutouts for the tonearm and mounting holes.It even has the centre points for drilling provided do you just cant get it wrong. Its dead simple.
Andreas can make them for a few different versions of the SME so stipulate this when you contact him.
I am in no way connected with him other than I think this is simply a brilliant template and people who mount SME arms could benefit.
I had nothing but good dealings with Andreas and got my template sent to me quickly.
I hope this helps the SME junkies out there.
Nick
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This is presumably for the 3009 and M2-9 series arms only.
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Old 18th January 2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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Hi Kevin
Yes but i Andreas as it turns out builds turntables etc etc so he might be able to do another if you wish. I am not sure. What Tonearm did you have in Mind?
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Not really in the market at the moment, but I do have a 3012 clone, and there are also some M2-10, 3010R, and 3012R out there as well..
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Old 19th January 2013, 04:26 AM   #5
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Default He does have templates for the 3012

I saw them on ebay yesterday
So yeah he does do them for 2 different 3012's
As I said, I thought this mightbe of help to someone
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Old 21st January 2013, 08:25 AM   #6
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Hello,
Can you provide a link to the vendor? I can find mac.labs on ebay.
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Old 21st January 2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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SME 3009 S2/3009 S2 IMPROVED TONEARM CALIBRATED CNC MOUNTING TEMPLATE | eBay
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Old 8th February 2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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I just looked the vendor up on Ebay, and I'm a little confused. It looks like the unit goes over the TT's spindle, and then is supposed to rest on the armboard. How is this possible, unless the armboard is at the same level as the Spindle?
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That is true of any of the templates is it not?
I made 3 armboards and just got long M6 bolts to mount it such that the template is then level with the arm board you wish to mark.
None of the template methods are perfect but this one as I said allows you to mark the holes and cut outs with a lot more accuracy than a paper template that may or may not have been scaled properly when printed. Om the Thorens it was ok to do it this way but you might not have the arm boards to do this.
At least contact Andreas and converse with him.
Hope this helps
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Old 9th February 2013, 12:15 AM   #10
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Default Thorens TD 124

On the TD 124, the armboard is considerably lower than the top of the platter. I doubt the one pictured would work, but perhaps I will ask if he has a TD 124 version.

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That is true of any of the templates is it not?
I made 3 armboards and just got long M6 bolts to mount it such that the template is then level with the arm board you wish to mark.
None of the template methods are perfect but this one as I said allows you to mark the holes and cut outs with a lot more accuracy than a paper template that may or may not have been scaled properly when printed. Om the Thorens it was ok to do it this way but you might not have the arm boards to do this.
At least contact Andreas and converse with him.
Hope this helps
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