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Old 17th June 2006, 07:00 AM   #1
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Default DIY turntable, am I just missing the point?

I'm trying to plan out a diy turntable, but I've never taken apart a good one so I really don't know how the bearing should work.
I drew out a quick and dirty layout which is attached. Is there anything that looks incredibly stupid? Would this bearing work well enough for a turntable?

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Old 17th June 2006, 08:10 AM   #2
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Can't see anything that serves as a vertical bearing...?
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Old 17th June 2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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I just realized that I was thinking in terms of telescope mount bearings.
The steel spindle would go into the teflon sleeve, but I think there'll be way too much friction where the flanges of the sleeve and spindle make contact.
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Old 17th June 2006, 01:07 PM   #4
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Hi,

The sleeve as a sleeve is fine. You need to add a ball bearing and thrustpad.

The ball bearing sits in a V shaped well of the steel shaft. Add a vertical thrustpad/spindle.

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Old 17th June 2006, 02:29 PM   #5
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You need an axial ball-bearing race. Think of how smoothly a large roulette wheel glides around - almost as easily as it removes your money.

One between the flanges of the teflon sleeve and the steel spindle is where you want it.
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Old 17th June 2006, 04:28 PM   #6
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You need an axial ball-bearing race. Think of how smoothly a large roulette wheel glides around
- almost as easily as it removes your money.

One between the flanges of the teflon sleeve and the steel spindle is where you want it.
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Erm....... no you don't. Far too noisy. Ball bearing + thrustpad is what's needed.

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Old 17th June 2006, 05:13 PM   #7
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So something like this?
Could I just glue a metal disc to the end of the teflon sleeve?
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Far too noisy
Not necessarily at this low rotational speeds. But I agree, a single centered ball would of course be the much more commen solution.
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yes that way. But you must explain to me how you want to glue something to teflon
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Old 17th June 2006, 06:03 PM   #10
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You know I think it would be better to do something more like this, just use a plain teflon sleeve that buts up against a 3" metal disc sunk into the surface of the platter, and held by 4 longish wood screws. Also go to a .5" shaft and sleeve ID with a .5" steel ball.


Oh, if you texture the surface to be glued, teflon will adhere. It'll never be a strong bond, but you can use it for light duty stuff.
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