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Old 1st June 2004, 06:39 PM   #1
Roger Waters is offline Roger Waters  France
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Old 1st June 2004, 07:06 PM   #2
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Why don't you put up a website and show this to the world?

A really good job!

How is the platter bearing made?
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Old 1st June 2004, 08:06 PM   #3
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Very very nice looking
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Old 1st June 2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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very nice job, deserves something a liitle more special than the AT95E IMO, sreten.
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Old 2nd June 2004, 03:36 PM   #5
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Roger,
My congrats! Excellent job, very stylish also!
Now a question: how yor platter is done - glued layers I guess, what kind of wood and glue? Glueing technics?
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Very very nice looking
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As soon, MC Cartridge !
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Old 3rd June 2004, 04:53 AM   #7
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how yor platter is done - glued layers I guess, what kind of wood and glue? Glueing technics?
wood is MDF of 22mm x4
Glue is standard woodworking glue (Colle vinylique blanche) in french !
ballasted with lead !

Weight of platter : 22 lbs

Weight of TT : 77 lbs

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@Roger,

hello,

nice piece of work!

may i put your pictures and description on my diy turntable gallery (located at www.krishu.de)?

Would be really appreiciated!

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Old 7th July 2004, 05:51 PM   #9
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@Roger,

hello,

nice piece of work!

may i put your pictures and description on my diy turntable gallery (located at www.krishu.de)?

Would be really appreiciated!

you may also answer via email (button below)

Cheers
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well on Christian, any problem!!!
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Old 7th July 2004, 06:02 PM   #10
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The arm in details:

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Basic materials:

- PVC pressure Rings (yes yes! you read well...)
- Set screw stainless "machined" in points for the pivot
- Stopper of clock industry out of bronze bored very fine for the horological jewel and inserted in rings PVC
- Arrow tube aluminum for the arm
- the carry-cell "worked" in a piece of magnesium (1/3 of the weight of aluminium)
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The rings with assembled pivots and horological jewels, the tiny trick that you see on the right of the set screw is a stopper of clock industry (My grandfather was a clock and watch maker...)
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Wire of flexible wiring and very end bought in a retailer of electronic component of my area (did it find any more the reel, nobody any more does not ask any him...) 1 ml = 1,5 euros
I on kept well only 4 wire for the cell + 1 to connect the arm to the mass.
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The mechanism of the arm:
- Counterweight of the threaded bored stainless arm
- Counterweight the antione out of stainless, aluminium pulley, the wire is a hair!
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Details of the magnesium carry-cell equipped with a AT9E
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