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Old 5th September 2013, 03:04 PM   #1
ormen is offline ormen  Denmark
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Talking My new Bamboo Turntable. Nearly there.

Hi.

Been busy with my upcoming turntable. Ive been dreaming of building a bamboo model instead of my old in MDF. Theres still some ajusting to do.

Still need to be done.
Plane platter top and buttom. (Theres slight imperfections)
VTA is crazy of! Need to modify my arm rest.
Rear end stub ordered. Steel model.
Diy weight rapped in nice bamboo.
Then at last its gonna soke in lemon oil..

And pics.

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Spikes are DIY aswell. Solid oak and painted black.

I love it, and looking forward to play some music.

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Old 5th September 2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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Would be great to listen to Deep Forest
Nice job!

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Old 5th September 2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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interesting project.

Note, lemon oil will be very corrosive to metals and some plastics, most essential oils are. I tested about a dozen on a piece of polystyrene, and most of them went right through, very quickly!!!

I'd stick to Danish Oil, or anything with Tung oil in.

I'd also consider using sorbothane feet instead of the hard oak cones.

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Old 5th September 2013, 08:41 PM   #4
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Wow thanks cats squirrel! Thanks for sharing that. God! Guess lemon oil is now of my purchase list. Ill find something other nice oil stuff then.
Your right about the sarbothane. I have some i bought for the same some time ago. My plan was putting it under though.

And thanks Jacques.
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Old 5th September 2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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Beautiful!

What a fantastic build. Looking forward to your report of good sounds!

Please post more photos when you are finished.
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Old 5th September 2013, 11:52 PM   #6
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Inspiring build! Fantastic concept and a mastery workmanship. I look forward to your sonic impressions and thoughts in the concept of it.
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Old 6th September 2013, 03:36 AM   #7
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looks very good, what motor and controller you're using? tell us about the sound
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Old 6th September 2013, 09:03 AM   #8
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Thanks guys! Ill post more pictures as i move forward in the build.
The platter was really hard to build. The precision needed is just crazy. It has about 0,4 mm off if i hold a square to the side of the platter while running. I dont think i can get mutch closer than this.
I hope it is possible for me to balance it some how. Dont really no how at the moment.
Motor and drive is from a Micro Seiki Solid 1 TT and the tonearm is a humble RB251 with Ortofon 2M red catridge. Still needs rewire.
I just ordered the Oatley electronics K301 witch Ill make a matching bamboo cabinet.
Im very exited about this build, and im looking forward to test it.

Any now if its possible getting a VTA adjuster for the RB251?
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Old 20th September 2013, 07:10 AM   #9
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Small update.

Ive been busy building a wooden lathe. It came up pretty good, and Im looking forward to try it out. Its still missing some bearings bought on Ebay. The plan is to make the last finnish on the platter. hoping to get it nearly perfect round and centered.

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Then yesterday my table router desited to bond with my finger! My finger didnt like the table router. Must say i was very lucky this time, as i still got all feeling left in the finger. It looked very bad, and nearly split my finger in two horisontal pieces!
This is how it looks at the moment. So unfortunetly this calls for a brake.

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Ill return when my finger starts having some good days again.

Some very nice though. Just recieved my upcoming Otley electronics K301 phono stage. I will try to solder this dispite my handycap.


Have a great weekend everyone.

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Old 20th September 2013, 07:48 AM   #10
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I hope you get better very quickly so we can continue admiring your creativity.
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