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Old 28th February 2017, 10:13 PM   #891
Dave Cawley is offline Dave Cawley  United Kingdom
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WOW!!!!!


That's incredible, I love it!

Thank you for sharing. The photos are great, if you have any more, please post them.
+1 !
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Old 28th February 2017, 10:28 PM   #892
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Thanks!

i really like the purposeful look of this turntable, and it was a lot of fun pulling it apart and putting it back together.
veneering is both scary and fun, as one mistake can ruin everything, and you always find new challenges along the way
luckily i didn't screw up anything big this time

here are some more photos:
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Old 25th March 2017, 01:01 PM   #893
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I have lost the plot here ! Is he selling them ?

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Here are before and after pictures of the thrust bearing for one of my SP10's. The images says it all. The motor date is 1978.
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Old 25th March 2017, 03:07 PM   #894
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Great photos! Sums it all up.
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Old 25th March 2017, 11:22 PM   #895
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Here are before and after pictures of the thrust bearing for one of my SP10's. The images says it all. The motor date is 1978.
Nice job Bon.


I was the maker of these Torlon thrust caps. I have been working with Torlon as a bearing liner material and thrust pad material for the past couple of years, and am pleased with it as a bearing material. I make a bearing for the Garrard 301/ 401 with it, and also re-bush TD124 bearings with Torlon. I knew from experience that it would be a superior material than the stock SP10 MK2 thrust pad material, so I had some made up. When they arrived from my machinist I decided to look to see if anyone else (User 510) was selling replacement thrust caps for the SP10 MK2, and sure enough... and also from Torlon. I did not intend on copying someone elses work, but it seems that we have both come to a similar conclusion, that Torlon is a good material for this application. I only learned of his caps after I finished mine.

The best material for a thrust ball against Torlon, is sapphire. Sapphire is extremely hard, (9 on the MOH's scale) but can be damaged by impact.

I had many of these thrust caps made up.
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Old 27th March 2017, 07:58 AM   #896
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Hi,

excuse the off-topic.
Im more into building with the SP10s small brethren.
They could also be modded with a new thrustplate.
Does anybody know where to get small Torlon discs for models of the SL-1210 style bearing?
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Old 27th March 2017, 02:25 PM   #897
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Hi,

excuse the off-topic.
Im more into building with the SP10s small brethren.
They could also be modded with a new thrustplate.
Does anybody know where to get small Torlon discs for models of the SL-1210 style bearing?
Thx.

jauu
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If you have a worn SL-1200 bearing, why not just buy a new one? If you don't want to spend the money on one of the high quality aftermarket bearings, just get a new stock bearing, they are still available. We SP-10mk2 owners go to great efforts to rebuild our SP-10 bearings due to their complexity and the fact they haven't been available new for 30 years.
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Old 28th March 2017, 05:22 AM   #898
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Hi,

those (original) replacement bearings are open at the base and the plastic thrust pad is mounted to a simple thin metal sheet that is fixed by only two screws.
I intend to have the lower part of the bearing turned off and replaced by a tubular piece with a decent bottom plate to allow for a oil bath at the contact point of axle and thrust pad.
Regarding those aftermarket bearings .... first, I think they don't offer a as good price/value as the makers claim and second and much more important ..... where's the diy fun when You build with ready made assemblies?
So the Q remains where to get small discs of Torlon?

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Old 28th March 2017, 08:13 AM   #899
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Hi Calvin

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Regarding those aftermarket bearings .... first, I think they don't offer a as good price/value as the makers claim
I don't think the makers of aftermarket bearings actually claim they are a good price/value ?

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So the Q remains where to get small discs of Torlon?
From here:
| PAI-Rundstab schwarz, 12.7mm x 300mm |

BTW your website is fascinating !

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Hi,

thx Dave ...
though seemingly our views about the shape of 'small discs' differ slightly

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