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swell_sailor

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Location: The Gorge
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 15, 2016 - 7:59am

I jJust finished my latest restoration. This is a Thorens TD 125 manufactured in the mid 70s. I've converted it to a long base and added a 12 inch tonearm. 

Before:

After:


swell_sailor

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Location: The Gorge
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 15, 2016 - 7:47am

 DaveInVA wrote:




This is a J.A. Michell Hydraulic Reference Turntable I bought new in the '70's. Its the same model as used in "A Clockwork Orange". Yep, saw the movie and had to have one. It got ruined when I stored it in the cellar of a rental house and the cellar flooded during hurricane Isabel. I didn't have the heart to toss it so I've been keeping it all this time and finally decided it needs to be restored. I just got done taking it mostly apart. The plinth is 3/4" plywood with 1/8" black plexi glued to it so I am testing ways of getting its shine back. Will do the same with all the metal parts. Surprisingly the motor survived being submerged and just needed to be taken apart and cleaned and lubed. I sold the original arm off it years ago and will try and get one off ebay most likely or maybe set it up for another arm. The dusty cover is made of clear 1/4" plexi flat pieces glued together and its all fogged so unless it buffs out I will have to have a new one made up.Should be a fun project.

Here is what they are supposed to look like (Someone else's unit):

 

 
Cool! How's this one coming Dave?
oldviolin

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016 - 7:29am

 Manbird wrote:

Ten times ore more interesting than that junk {#Arrowu}

They're children. Their idealism is a child's view of the world. They want to crawl back in their mother's womb so they won't have to become an adult and face a world which is filled with light and shadow, with complexity and contradiction. They can't be right in this kind of world. It is not good to put a curse on oneself and one's family. And though you may argue that the whole human race is the real family, this is also an illusion — that is, there is a paradox in this. The abstract family only works in the abstract world. The concrete family is the only family that works in the concrete world. The abstract world will not give you a piece of bread when you are sta

 
Think so spinach boy?
oldviolin

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016 - 7:28am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Better bring help.

 
oh I'm bringin' help, don't you worry your lacy things about that...
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 10, 2016 - 6:08am

 Manbird wrote:
Tntmsrmrntrtngthnthtjnk {#Arrowu}'re children. Their idealism is a child's view of the world. They want to crawl back in their mother's womb so they won't have to become an adult and face a world which is filled with light and shadow, with complexity and contradiction. They can't be right in this kind of world. It is not good to put a curse on oneself and one's family. And though you may argue that the whole human race is the real family, this is also an illusion — that is, there is a paradox in this. The abstract family only works in the abstract world. The concrete family is th only family that works in the concrete world. The abstract world will not give you a piece of bread when you are starving
 



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Posted: Jun 10, 2016 - 5:10am

 oldviolin wrote:

198 pounds

 
Better bring help.
Manbird

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 9, 2016 - 8:42pm

 oldviolin wrote: 
Ten times ore more interesting than that junk {#Arrowu}

They're children. Their idealism is a child's view of the world. They want to crawl back in their mother's womb so they won't have to become an adult and face a world which is filled with light and shadow, with complexity and contradiction. They can't be right in this kind of world. It is not good to put a curse on oneself and one's family. And though you may argue that the whole human race is the real family, this is also an illusion — that is, there is a paradox in this. The abstract family only works in the abstract world. The concrete family is the only family that works in the concrete world. The abstract world will not give you a piece of bread when you are starving.


oldviolin

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Posted: Jun 9, 2016 - 7:56pm

Interesting
oldviolin

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Posted: Jun 9, 2016 - 7:47pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


 
198 pounds
aflanigan

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Location: At Sea
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 9, 2016 - 10:21am

 Red_Dragon wrote:


 
Gorgeous, and here are its' "vital stats" to go along with the sexy photo:

THORENS belt drive

three phase motor with clutch pulley
electronic motor regulation
three speeds: 33 -1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
pitch control ± 6%
illuminated stroboscope at the outer turntable rim
heavy basic chassis and heavy floating chassis, both aluminum castings. The specially calculated chambers in the floating chassis are filled with grained iron for optimum damping
vibration and shock-proof 4-point suspension with gold-plated housings. Each suspension point is individually adjustable
bubble level
the resonance of the floating chassis can be adjusted (1-5 Hz) for exact matching with the tone arm and cartridge combination
specially damped turntable platter of 6.6 kg weight and 30.3 cm diameter
new and expensive main bearing construction for the world's best rumble figure. The high precision ground steel shaft rotates in oil bathed hard material bearings
record stabilizer, gold-plated
3-tone arm platforms of various sizes
2 electric motor lifts (optional)
gold-plated control boards, mounted on the main chassis
large dust cover 
Wow and flutter according to DIN 45507: < 0.02% rumble un-weighted, measured with Rumpelmesskoppler* according to DIN A, better than 82 dB
weight: approx. 90 kgs
dimensions: 620x360x510 mm
 
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jun 9, 2016 - 8:58am


DaveInVA

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Location: In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 21, 2016 - 9:56am





This is a J.A. Michell Hydraulic Reference Turntable I bought new in the '70's. Its the same model as used in "A Clockwork Orange". Yep, saw the movie and had to have one. It got ruined when I stored it in the cellar of a rental house and the cellar flooded during hurricane Isabel. I didn't have the heart to toss it so I've been keeping it all this time and finally decided it needs to be restored. I just got done taking it mostly apart. The plinth is 3/4" plywood with 1/8" black plexi glued to it so I am testing ways of getting its shine back. Will do the same with all the metal parts. Surprisingly the motor survived being submerged and just needed to be taken apart and cleaned and lubed. I sold the original arm off it years ago and will try and get one off ebay most likely or maybe set it up for another arm. The dusty cover is made of clear 1/4" plexi flat pieces glued together and its all fogged so unless it buffs out I will have to have a new one made up.Should be a fun project.

Here is what they are supposed to look like (Someone else's unit):

 


Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 21, 2016 - 9:23am

partay!
swell_sailor

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Location: The Gorge
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Thanks.

Two more to go. 


DaveInVA

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Location: In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 10, 2016 - 3:36pm

 swell_sailor wrote:

I recently finished the latest turntable project, a 1966 Thorens TD124 MKII. I'll spare you the pictures of the process and show the results. 

 The custom plinth is cherry. The arm board is Jatoba, reclaimed from a floor we removed on a remodel we did a few years ago. 



 
Looks great!
Alexandra

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Location: PNW
Gender: Female


Posted: Apr 10, 2016 - 3:26pm

 swell_sailor wrote:

I recently finished the latest turntable project, a 1966 Thorens TD124 MKII. I'll spare you the pictures of the process and show the results. 

 The custom plinth is cherry. The arm board is Jatoba, reclaimed from a floor we removed on a remodel we did a few years ago. 



 
What a masterpiece! I like the two different kinds of wood.
That turntable is as old as ME.  
swell_sailor

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Location: The Gorge
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 10, 2016 - 2:25pm

I recently finished the latest turntable project, a 1966 Thorens TD124 MKII. I'll spare you the pictures of the process and show the results. 

 The custom plinth is cherry. The arm board is Jatoba, reclaimed from a floor we removed on a remodel we did a few years ago. 




islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 31, 2016 - 10:10am

 DaveInVA wrote:
ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Solved!

 

Doesn't take much of a wobble to mess up the tracking. And its just asking to be bumped into and possibly knocked over. Not to mention drinks getting set on it and spilled.

 
Who puts drinks on a matchbook?
DaveInVA

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Location: In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 31, 2016 - 10:06am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Solved!

 

 
Doesn't take much of a wobble to mess up the tracking. And its just asking to be bumped into and possibly knocked over. Not to mention drinks getting set on it and spilled.


ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 31, 2016 - 9:39am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

On a stand just like the tables in diners that are always unstable.

 
Solved!

 
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