Showing posts with label plinth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plinth. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Giant Walnut Plinth

I don't have very much information about this massive plinth and turntable. I always wondered what to do with such a large slab of walnut. I dig it.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Garrard 301 Plinth Building Part 4 The Saga Ends

The Garrard 301 plinth is finally complete! 
Here is my friend Tim spraying the final coats of Satin clear. Tim also sprayed the final coats of BR Green.
 
If it wasn't for my friends Kenny and Tim the plinth would not look this good.
This is the best shot. The plinth has been wrapped in raw Walnut veneer and stained dark. The top has been painted British Racing Green. I thought it would go great with the cream Garrard deck.   
Hard for me to get a pic of the green. It looks much better in person. 
 Thank you Tim and Kenny for all of your help.










Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Garrard 301 Plinth Building Part 3

 I have modified the original idea of a full veneer or full British racing green plinth. The new plan is BRG top with walnut veneer for the sides.
The inspiration is the 60's Jaguar E Type which is as iconic of Britain to the car world as the Garrard 301 is iconic of Britain to the audio world.
   
This is the third coat of paint the final two layers will be sprayed. I think I did 6 coats with sanding in between.

This is the final coat awaiting sanding and painting.
 I like the walnut natural as I did try dark stains but I like the transition between dark and light.

 Here are the thin veneer sheets I will be choosing between. 
 My friend Kenny talked me into veneering. The sheets are wavy so they will have to be soaked in veneer tamer softener and pressed for a few days. Then we will coat the backs with heat lock and also the sides of the plinth. Fortunately another friend Tim B is going to help apply the veneer. Once we get the veneer on Tim B is going to help trim the veneer and spray a couple layers of clear coat. I'm excited the way this is moving along. It will be nice to get one more project completed.




Sunday, October 26, 2014

Garrard 301 Plinth Building Part 2

The 301 is coming along great. Kenny did a superb job cutting the boards and helping with design. I spent Friday and Saturday gluing it together. Today I spent alot of time sanding. Lots of sanding. Could have used a belt sander.
 I used transformers for extra weight the heavy one is 700v 300ma. That is for a project down the road.. What stereo amp should I build with that? Enough for a Brook 12 clone?
 It did it in sections of three. Then did the 3 larger sections last.
One of my smart ass friends "huffer" left this on a scrap of wood I didn't find until I went looking for scraps. 
 I'm done sanding. Looks great. 
I'm thinking about Walnut veneer.
The 13ply is great!!
TOTAL WEIGHT 48.2 LBS
Could I wait for veneer..... Just had to give it a spin. Going to make some minor changes like adding a solid walnut tonearm mount.

Yes it is a little fast. I lost my magnets that I added to eddy break to get speed spot on.... Dang it.

Thanks again Kenny couldn't have gotten this far without your help.