yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

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yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 pm

ive been building something again.
a little different to my usual, but not by much.
i had a lenco gl59 hanging around doing nothing, so ive done what phil did years ago and chopped it down into a motor unit.

from this....

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to this

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painted it black initially but i didn't like it so i did it matt white instead.
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Re: yet another boring ssdd turntable build

Post by Ant » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:49 pm

the motor was seized up and the spindle was rusty so its been rebuilt. looked like this

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i put the rotor in the lathe and spun it up, i used some polishing compound to clean it all up without using an abrasive that would damage the taper by being too coarse. now looks like this

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also did the bearing spindle in this way as it was a little ropey.
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Re: yet another boring ssdd turntable build

Post by Ant » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:52 pm

i also stripped the white platter and repainted it black to contrast with the white chassis

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then made a laminate plinth

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Re: yet another boring ssdd turntable build

Post by Ant » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:59 pm

did a load of routering, and hacked the actual plinth out of the rough glued up block

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then offered up the deck and the project 9cc arm wot i bought for it

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Re: yet another boring ssdd turntable build

Post by Ant » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:05 pm

on offering it up, the arm needed to be lower so ive hacked out a deeper section than usual for the arm board.

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it was going to be 12mm deep so that the arm board wold sit flush with the top, as it is, it is 24mm deep instead so that the arm will be recessed by half an inch when the board is in, same as the 99 i did for neal.

while i was doing this, i managed to lose my wedding ring..... shook my arm to clear a load of dust off my overalls and it shot off my bloody finger.....

took an hours frantic searching to to find it, and ended up with all the geraniums ripped out. it was in a clump of them.....

shan't do that again
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Mike H » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:27 pm

FAB!! Image

Yep black on white works. Image

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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by gninnam » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:29 pm

Nice work - very clean 8)
I lost my wedding ring 2 days after being married - never replaced it (wife was Ok with this as I never wore jewelry before I was married) :wink:

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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:37 pm

more routering and the plinth machining is now all done.

i took the arm board cutout further forward to clear the arm rest and made it look ok by cutting it in line with the speed marker.

and added a toggle switch for power

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next, arm mounting board needs making...

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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Mike H » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:07 am

'Allo 'allo, it couldn't resist? :lol:

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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:04 pm

got a load more done, got the plinth painted to seal it all before veneer and an arm board made

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the arm board is a piece of solid oak with a walnut veneer applied to the top face. This was then drilled to accept a set of rubber decoupling grommets.

then got the veneer applied

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and a couple of other shots with a g99 lurking in the background. next job.

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that nasty cap was the spark surpressor cap. it was knackered.......
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ray P » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:56 pm

Looking good Ant. You must be pleased.

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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:10 pm

bit more done on it, though not through choice.
i was inclined to keep the walnut in its bare colour, but that was not to be as son number one managed to get something on the veneer that marked it.

in the end i had to darken the finish to even it all out. This was the idea in the first place, but i kinda liked the contrast between the black top and the wood.

have some matt clear coat on the way to go over it all to seal it

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it does however focus the eye on the motor unit.....
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:15 pm

all done

took some fettling to get the finish right, its had a matt clear lacquer over the top of everything so that the change from veneer to paint from the sides to to edge is seamless.

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the project arm is very nice, a ruddy bargain for what i got it for. has the boring goldring cart in it at the moment as i wasnt going to disturb the at150 for now.

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this was to check for rumble ect but it sounds ok in this arm, although the project seems to be set up for heavier carts as its had to have a shim put on the top to add some weight and make it balance out properly

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can see the contrast between the veneer and the black.

well pleased

edit: she who must be obeyed has said one of the decks must be sold as i now have too many apparently....... fergodsake....
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by antonio66 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:20 pm

Yet another great job Ant.

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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Ta, wasn't as simple as it should have been, but got there in the end.

Im seriously having to think about what decks to keep though, SWMBO has allowed 3, one automatic for her, the jbe which I won't let go ever, and one other.

I do have 8 here though, I didn't think that was an unreasonable number but.............. :mrgreen:
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