Turntable Plinth (Base) Project

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Blog series by Ron Stewart updated 01-18-2016 10:23 PM 2 parts 2809 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Design Concepts

01-18-2016 10:17 PM by Ron Stewart | 2 comments »

This is the first of two blog entries that expand on my Turntable Plinth project. It describes various concepts I explored. I bought the maple hardwood for the plinth before I designed the plinth. The maple boards were plain, so I knew I had to use either contrasting tones, grooves, or accents to add visual interest. It took me well over a year to finalize the design. I explored numerous designs. You can’t beat CAD (I use MicroStation) for this type of iterative design process. ...

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Part 2: Construction Notes

01-18-2016 10:23 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

This is the second and final post describing my Turntable Plinth project. To sculpt the sides, I used a table saw and three router bits: a 1/2” cove bit, a 3/4” roundover bit, and a 1/4” round nose bit. 1. Start with 2-3/4” x 3/4” maple board. 2. Cut the board into two 1-1/8” wide sections. 3. Scoop out the inside edge of each section with the cove bit. 4. Glue the two sections back together. 5. Route the recess for the dow...

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