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Old 19th July 2008, 04:26 AM   #1
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Default Turntable platter for the 2008 Maxon group buy

Well the Maxon 2008 group buy is going to be shipped in the next couple of months and I am sure that there are some of you out there that would be interested in a platter to suit.
This is where we need all the collective knowledge and persuasion to put together a cost effective solution for a platter and bearing. You may not be aware that Teres has stopped production of their Platter, however they do still have the bearing assembly available at US $295.
All of your help is needed as to possible existing platter and bearing assembly's or the possibility of manufacturing our own.

Things to consider would be:
Design
Optimum material choice
Availability
Bearing to suit
Price
Lead time
Optimized to suit the 2008 maxon motor/controller group buy.

Scheu, Teres and others offer parts, so let see what we can collectively put together!

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Old 19th July 2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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I have NO knowledge on this issue so I won't be able to help in choosing, however I would like to state my interest in this group buy!

Once it is decided, I'm in!

-West
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Old 19th July 2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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Yes,I want to express my interest in this group buy also.I would like to propose the idea of buying the bearings from Teres,since they are of excellent quality and still available and then custom design and produce a platter around it.Perhaps an experienced member here is a machinist or knows of one that could make the platters.Anybody has the specs and dimensions of what a good platter should be?
I hope this group buy succeeds.
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Old 19th July 2008, 07:36 PM   #4
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If you want use the Teres Bearing, the platter must be 2.75" thick and 12" in diameter. The motor in the group buy is designed to drive the Teres platter. It can be machined from 3" Cast Vnyl Stock. A 13" diameter, 3" thick piece of Vinyl Stock is about $200 alone. The machining it would probably be around $500. DAMHIKT
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Old 19th July 2008, 11:43 PM   #5
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thought i'd throw a teaser in here... some people are working on a platter that would be significantly cheaper.

otherwise diyhifisupply has been selling the last few of their platters on ebay, i believe they're leaving the diy turntable bidness.
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Old 20th July 2008, 02:58 AM   #6
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Kilowattski,thanks for the info.A quick check at Mcmaster.com revealed that they stock 12" by 12" by 3" the next size up is 18" by 18". Where can we look for 13" by 13" by 3' acrylic plate?
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Old 20th July 2008, 05:08 AM   #7
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shallbehealed, do you have any more information?
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Old 20th July 2008, 05:23 AM   #8
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in the last 3 hours? nope

It's an idea being kicked around, I should know more in a couple of weeks.
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Old 20th July 2008, 05:35 AM   #9
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I had thought that you were holding out on us.......
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Old 20th July 2008, 02:15 PM   #10
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I'd entertain the thoughts of following along. As is, I just ordered a big chunk of curly maple to use for my platter. I've been considering the Teres bearing for my project. I would imagine with a little creativity, you could make a platter much thicker than 2.75" if you wanted to and still use the teres.
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