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Old 9th December 2006, 06:54 AM   #181
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Who says I’m not teachable

After busting a tap last Friday by pushing myself, I decided to quit while I was ahead this evening. I turned the 60 deg. taper on the top of my bushing, and mounted it in the top plate, and called it quits for the night…

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… I ran the bushing through the heat/cool oil cycle 3 times before cutting and mounting it in the sleeve that would in turn be mounted in the plate. I then ran it through one more to bond the Slick50 to the freshly cut surface. The bushing has an interference fit of -.002” into the sleeve, and the sleeve has a interference fit of -.001” into the plate. The final bore turned out to be a smidge under .251”.

I’ll start on the new spindle to match the tapered bushing in the morning.

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Old 10th December 2006, 08:43 PM   #182
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...sorry to jump things around here guys, but I may have some info that may be helpful somebody ...!

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The suggestion has also provided me with a possible solution to another problem - I am building a fluid-damped string suspension tonearm. I have been looking for a source for the silicon fluid used by the factory ones, but with no success. It is very possible that a viscous fluid like Slick50 would serve just as well and offer a huge advantage - availability!

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Jess !!

Sorry to take so long to point this out for you...but I receintly came across this on Ebay (concerning the silicone you were requiring for your tonearm) :-

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Old 11th December 2006, 03:05 AM   #183
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You just never know when something is going to test every bit of your patience. In this case it was my new pulley spindle. On the first go, It fought me from the beginning, and after several hours of frustrating work, the cutting tool chattered and bent it. The second one took almost as long, and just as I was finishing up, it slipped and lost it’s center on the lathe, putting the pulley end slightly off the center line. I decided that this could be fixed fairly easily by turning it down a touch later and using a shim to make up the difference, so a third spindle wasn’t made.

One of the reasons I originally went with caged bearings, is that by stacking 2 or more together, you can get away without having a bearing on the other end of the shaft (provided it’s a short shaft). With bushings you can’t, so I had to re-work the design to accommodate this. I turned a spacer ring and matching cap for the back , and pressed in the bushing. Here are the three new pieces…

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I attached the ring to the top plate with “JB Weld”. I didn’t trust the epoxy to hold it with just the mating surfaces glued, so I cut a small v-groove in the side of the ring, and undercut a small groove in the plate as well…It’s not coming off. To align the bushings, I rested the plate upside down on the pulley spindle so that the plate could spin freely. I then slid the back bushing assembly over it, by spinning the plate/ assembly together, the bushing found it’s center. I left it overnight to cure. Here is the front and back view of the new “bearing” with spindle…

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Gentlemen..it’s as smooth as a baby’s bee-hind. I will make a small flywheel to mount between the bushings, and I’m sure it will be very q-u-i-e-t.

All the above was done on a very long Saturday, and this morning when I woke I felt it. I really didn’t feel like doing much today, so I set myself the goal of making the housing for the motor. I promised myself that this was all I would do today. I tend to make mistakes when I’m tired and sore, and I have too much time invested in this motor to roach it now.

I mounted a piece of steel pipe on my lathe, and cut a shoulder to press fit the top plate. I cut it so it’s snug, but not so tight I couldn’t knock it apart easily. While it was still mounted on the lathe, I tapped the plate in. Since the taper I cut in my bushing is 60 deg., it fits the live-center on the tail-stock perfectly. With the plate and pipe together, I turned the outside. I then cut it to length, and after removing the plate, mounted the finished piece the other way on the chuck, and finished the bottom with another shoulder for the foot plate. Here’s the housing by itself…

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…and here’s the motor mocked up sitting in it’s final destination…

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All that’s left is turning the flywheel, a little drilling and tapping, and the final assembly. With any luck it should be done soon.

Does anybody have a suggestion for my power cord? I need a three wire with a shield that is fairly small, and is pliable.

I think I’m going to go soak in the tub…

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Old 11th December 2006, 09:23 AM   #184
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Old 11th December 2006, 12:43 PM   #185
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Hi owen,

Thanx..I needed that this morning..still stiff & sore.

Good thing the weekend's over..now I can go to work and get some rest

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Old 12th December 2006, 01:51 PM   #186
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Help...

After thumbing the catalogs for a suitable wire for my motor, I'm no closer than before I started.

What I need is a small (under 1/4") pliable (like mic/headphone cable) 3 or 4 (preferably 4) conductor with a shield seperate from the conductors. It only needs to handle 100ma, but needs an insulator jacket rated at 120vac.

Oh ya...I would like to buy something less than a 500' roll.

Thoughts ?

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Old 12th December 2006, 07:25 PM   #187
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Help...
After thumbing the catalogs for a suitable wire for my motor, I'm no closer than before I started.

What I need is a small (under 1/4") pliable (like mic/headphone cable) 3 or 4 (preferably 4) conductor with a shield seperate from the conductors. It only needs to handle 100ma, but needs an insulator jacket rated at 120vac.

Oh ya...I would like to buy something less than a 500' roll.

Thoughts ?
-Casey
I googled mic cable and got these guys first:

http://www.gigcables.com/CNbulkmic.html

They sell by the foot too!

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Old 12th December 2006, 07:30 PM   #188
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Roll your own. Braid and sheathing are cheap and available in small quantities. Then you can experiment with long crystal continuous cast silver motor wires.
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Old 12th December 2006, 08:09 PM   #189
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NJoyTheMUSIC - Thanks for the link - I emailed them and bought some silicon fluid direct - me happy

Velvitude - beautiful job (expected nothing less )
email me and I will send you some cable: I have the perfect stuff -German-made, 2 conductors with 2 layers of shielding, rated at 250VAC, light and very flexible. about 1/4" OD. I will be happy to contribute 15' to this very exciting project.

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Old 12th December 2006, 09:11 PM   #190
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Jeff-

Thanx for the link..a quick look shows it's promising, I'll look a little deeper when I get home.

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Cast linear crystal power buss..hmm

Jess-

Thats a very generous offer, and I thank you. The problem is I need at least 3 conductors plus the shield. In a normal setup using a phase shifting capacitor, it would indeed be perfect..naturally my approach aint normal. I want to change the speed without changing the pulley, and with an AC motor the way to do this is to change the AC frequency...a description of my speed control is here . Bottom line, I need to feed the motor coils seperately. At a min. I need a common and 2 coil wires plus the shield.

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