Help on Verdier DIY

fredicol

Member
2007-11-04 6:05 pm
It is some time since I took an interest in the Verdier but as I recall early examples relied on the magnets to take all the vertical load, while later a ceramic ball was added to the top of the bearing shaft and the vertical load adjusted so that the ball bearing carried something in the order of 5lbs.
In the pics it looks like the bearing shaft is sitting in a brass collar/sleeve (see underneath pic) that is threaded to allow for height adjustment of the platter (ie the magnetic gap) with a locknut on the shaft to set the adjustment.