Custom tonearm board in Australian hardwood and new metal lathe:)

speedysteve

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Here is a work in progress board for SL-1210 but this one is in customer supplied Australian hardwood.

Pretty heavy/dense and close grained. Should polish up well.

Mid cut



Faced off



Dished to suit Jelco



There's a slight fissure in one part but that will be taken care of by the moon shaped platter cutout;)

Taken on my phone so pretty poor quality.

I'll take some proper pics on deck when finished.

BTW, I've bought myself a new (secondhand nearly new:)) Warco precision super mini metal lathe - picking it up tomorrow. Counterweights & pulleys etc will be much easier to make with this baby.

To be continued.

 

speedysteve

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Update to the Australian hardwood board that was in progress above.

This one is for Bernie / AoS Canetoad.

On my new lathe whilst polishing



Oh yeah, this lathe spins up to 2500rpm and that really gets a shine on!

On test mule deck (bit scabbly but it never leaves the workshop;)). Bolts shown are my own test ones - cap headed Stainless will probably be bolts of choice.





Jelco arm hole and mounting holes drilled.



Armboard ready for shipping once it has final waxing / polish.

 

speedysteve

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Thanks T.

Here's one I made for myself in ebony for the SP-10. It had a somewhat multi-drilled gunmetal armboard before.



Hard to photograph as ever...





Listening now - sounds good!

It's brought out a subtle bass underpinned rhythm, more solid and driving. Weird this TT lark how things interact.

 

speedysteve

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12mm thick. I decided to leave it at that (flush would be about 8 or 9mm) but I have a feeling that more is more...

The SL-1210 armboards I make are thicker but they have a flange round the edge that's ~10mm thick.

What thickness is that Ebony steve?
 

speedysteve

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I did wonder about laminating a further bit underneath that would sit in the inner slate cutout but decided not to bother... could over damp it perhaps?

 

nipponhifi

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Really lovely work Steve, and the best of luck with your new business.

It's always a pleasure to see someone who cares about quality.

Martin.

 
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Lovely looking armboards Steve, best of luck with the venture.

 

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