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Old 29th March 2005, 07:31 PM   #51
fortytwo is offline fortytwo  United States
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Thank you Roger Waters,

I have started making my tonearm now. Last night i machined the 2 outer rings out of acrillic, and this week i will finish the smallest. All i need to obtain is the clock peices. I plan on making my headshell and counter-weight out of acrillic as it would complement my table quite nicely.

I am still waiting for the bearing to come back from the machinist. Hopefully this week.

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Old 17th December 2005, 02:47 AM   #52
DragonMaster is offline DragonMaster  Canada
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Looks pretty good!

I'd not be ready to DIY a tonearm like you tho...

I bought the 30TH anniversary "Dark Side Of The Moon" Pink Floyd, I was very impressed by the dynamics and the richness of details which a LP could contain!!!
Hehe, I was not surprised you chose this album, especially with your username.

Il faut toujours bien que les autres puissent lire!
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Old 29th December 2005, 04:28 PM   #53
Roger Waters is offline Roger Waters  France
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Hehe, I was not surprised you chose this album, especially with your username.
It is the best album !

Happy new year !
Sorry for my english --> Google translation
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Old 30th December 2005, 08:32 PM   #54
JesseG is offline JesseG  Canada
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Just wanted to add my congratulations to the general applause!

ces't formidable!

I am building a tonearm of my own (using aluminum square tube filled with foam). I'll post pictures when done.

Happy New Year to all.

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Old 1st January 2006, 09:22 PM   #55
Nanook is offline Nanook  Canada
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I have made my own arm, started my own thread, but as it seems dead, thought I'd sneak in here with it. Sorry no photographs, just a "rendering" of it and my DIY turntable..


Fortunately, it sounds way too good for the money spent, and is a take off of the "Altmann" tonearm. The arm looks ok in a DIY hack kinda way. The TT unit is a Conniseur BD1 replinthed in a Chinese Oak cutting board that has been cut and extended with aluminium square tubing. Recently a friend , seeing it for the first time thought it was a commercial offering:-)

Anybody with even rudimentary tools and skill can make some sort of arm, whether unipivot, gimball, knife edge or air bearing. Thinking and making it look good is another matter. Kudos to those that are craftsmen. All the indications from RogerWaters,EC8010, and others are that they definitely are craftsmen while I on the otherhand am a hack.
stew -"A sane man in an insane world appears insane."
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Old 24th February 2007, 06:28 AM   #56
wpho8888 is offline wpho8888  Hong Kong
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Hi, where did you get this beautiful platter bearing and how much
would it cost?
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Old 22nd January 2008, 02:05 PM   #57
GlidingDutchman is offline GlidingDutchman  South Africa
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Bon Jour RW,

Fantastique machine! and that is where my French ends...

I would like to know a bit more about the motor you've used...

Do you use a DC controller?

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Old 22nd January 2008, 06:05 PM   #58
bulgin is offline bulgin  South Africa
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Hi Roger

Very good work - especially on the arm. Long live DIY




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