First project, new plinth for turntable.

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Project by Johan8 posted 09-06-2016 07:08 PM 1210 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been interested in woodworking for many years now and finally decided to try making something out of wood.. I bought this Acoustic Research turntable some time ago which needed a new plinth as the original one was MDF covered in veneer, the veneer had started lifting and was missing pieces so it was beyond repair. So I decided to build a new solid wood plinth out of some locally grown Australian Blackwood I had laying around.
With this being my first woodworking project ever it is obviously not perfect, one of the mitered corners had a small gap but it is hardly noticeable after I filled it with some sawdust and wood glue. Learned a few things from this project, I need better quality clamps and a better table saw so I can build a sled to cut better miters.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-06-2016 07:26 PM

Beautiful! I have been thinking about doing this to a $35 turntable I found on Craigslist. I was thinking of something with a live edge. I think you have given me just the inspirational push that I needed!

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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#2 posted 09-07-2016 12:56 AM

Nice job!

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#3 posted 09-07-2016 02:50 AM

Nicely done. I always liked the way those old AR tables looked, and you’ve done this one proud.


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#4 posted 09-10-2016 01:56 PM

Cool make over. I would say a really good first project and post. Hope to see more.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 09-13-2016 02:49 AM

Really nice job!

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#6 posted 09-13-2016 02:53 AM

personally I would say it is excellent …..... plus it was a learning experience for you ….......GREAT JOB


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