Build your own turntable

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Paddy D
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Build your own turntable

Postby Paddy D » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:43 pm

Is all the turntables in the shops to big or small? Scratch build one.
What you need:

A large gear or disc (for the base)
motor and gearbox
Headphone jack and socket
A few of your best swear words

here is the items and the wires soldered to the jack and socket.

now start by marking out the track and center of the gear/disc for the jack and the track.


Glue or otherwise attach the jack and the track to the base. Allow the glue to set.


coming soon the mounting to the baseboard.

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:56 am

Great idea there Paddy! 8) Good way to save money!
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Re: Build your own turntable

Postby glegalee » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:40 pm

Where did you get your base gear from? Nice idea!

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Re: Build your own turntable

Postby Metrocamel » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:16 am

Nice! :D If I wasn't doing modern image I'd make one of those!
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