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Old Today, 06:22 AM   #4051
Mike56 is offline Mike56
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I've been busy and have not been able to follow the thread closely but I like what I am seeing in the direction of this thread, thanks to Carlo (again) and Mike,
I was drawn to Carlos work and others on here and that's what interested me enough to have a go, but i don't have the tools to do any machining so its done by hand.
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why not making it about 4 inches long so it can hover over to the end of record area
A month or two back i would have agreed, now i have observed and learnt to keep every lever short and torque avoided. When i built my first, it tracked fine and played ok except it pivoted on the single rail parallel to the groove under the combined influence of stylus drag and warp movement and the varying vertical lever associated with that. Those things are still there and controlled by the second stabiliser rail which of course sees varying loads and causes drag/friction.
So now i have learnt what is meant by avoid long levers the hard way and so i shall try and make the current contraption work and then pivot the whole assembly at the base off the platter for record loading, exactly as one does with a pivot tone arm, unless i see a better suggestion first. mike
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