Anyone "Handy" interested in a DIY Turntable Project?

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    Paul Dimaline

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    I was after some quite a while back and all I could find was this.


    Paul.
     
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    You could try foamed butyl rubber .....aka exercise mat from decathlon 15mm thick approx ...it has some of the properties of sorbthane...but not all!
     
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    Thanks for the posts / ideas, I could use my Yoga mat, now I have had to pack it in after it buggered my lower back :(

    Am I correct in thinking sorbathane is a type of foamed silicone rubber ? If so, I do have a source for a self mixed foamed silicone, I have tried it out, and it produced very good results. Poured between two spaced glass sheets would I imagine produce a decent mat.
     
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    Not certain as to the sorbthane construction process, but could be.
    Its got to be worth a try as sorbthane is very expensive.....

    The foamed butyl rubber works very well between sheets of MDF or similar and has a marked attenuation of the mid and higher frequencies of transmited vibration.

    I use a stethescope to listen to the floor and then the isolation and you can clearly hear the attenuation. This is done by dropping a ball bearing from a set height onto the floor,and listen at equal distances from the impact.
     
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    Hi Uncle
    I have been thinking about the deck and testing some suitable sheet material (plywood). I have some very thick chipboard that I have just rediscovered during a clean up session. I think it may produce better results than a plinth produced only from layers of plywood . It is a great deal more dense than the plywood I have sourced as yet. The only problem I foresee is the edge will look nasty even when filled, any concerns if the edge of the deck is finished with a black lacquer ?

    Have you made any decisions re the feet ?

    regards
     
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    Uncle Ants In Recordeo Speramus

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    Hi Granville,

    Been up to my eyeballs, so sorry about the tardy reply.

    Hmmm. Chipboard ... well, I like black lacqeur so long as its smooth and slick looking :) nasty even when filled doesn't sound good though.

    Re feet. yes. I have them on special order. Probably take about 4 weeks. Alumium cones with a sorbothane insert.
     
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    Feets

    Granville,

    Feet not arrived yet, but did take some pics of an identical set to give you an idea:

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    Black powder finished aluminium with some sort of rubbery stuff in between. height is give or take 33mm and the diameter about 40mm.
     
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    Help with a motor?

    Figured I would see if you guys could help me

    Need an SY31 Premotec motor (110v 1.8mm shaft, 60hz 300 rpm) for a Systemdek IIX table.

    I try contacting Premotec but they won't respond to emails. (They are 9hrs from me so calling is hard)

    I searched the web for US distributors - all I found was MVR and they can't get it. I was told McLennan in the UK could help me but haven't received a response yet. Any ideas?
     
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    Uncle Ants In Recordeo Speramus

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    We can get something same spec I think. You have a PM.
     
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    Still not dead, yet

    Sorry Tony
    I have had the worst few months ever, total unmitigated crap crap crap, may well decide to close down the sign business. just can't stand any more of this shit.

    I am still up for making this deck, it's just I have had no time
    what so ever to put into it. Plus no spare cash at the moment.

    I have a big exhibition job during November, and if that doesn't finish me off, I will attempt to get it moving again in december.

    There is a slim chance I may get my hands on a cnc router, this
    will make things easier, as I wont be dependent on getting it cut by idiots who don't understand the differance between cutting inside or outside the vector. The first attempts were cocked up !

    I'll attempt to keep in touch a bit more

    best regards Ian
     
    granville, Oct 20, 2006
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    Motor Pod

    Hi Tony,

    I discovered this thread a little bit later, but am in the process of a DIY turntable project myself. My design is close to the DPS mentioned earlier in the thread. I've assembled a platter from a Clearaudio Champion, a Michell armboards and a DC motor from a german specialist called Scheu. I've got a dual-plinth design, seperated by a set of the sorbothane pucks that VPI used in the HW19 series (VPI used these with a stand-alone motor, so I'm hoping I'm ok in terms of lateral pull).

    The only issue is I'm having is with the motor pod. I had intended to make something myself, but don't have access to a machine shop and having one custom-machined for me is well beyond my budget.

    The pod that you used looks perfect - do you think you might be able to find another one for me?

    Cheers,

    Henry
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    Scheu will sell you a motor pod as used on their decks.
     
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    Yes Scheu, or if you PM me I can give you the spare parts prices for the RPM9 pods.
     
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    Granville, How's things? I hadn't replied because I hadn't realised you had. Hope things are going well your end.
     
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