Plinth for Record Turntable

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Project by Dkol posted 11-27-2013 05:22 PM 3459 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was approached by a friend to build a new Plinth (fancy name for base) for a 1970s turntable he restored. I didn’t know people still listened to records, but I guess there are some real fanatics out there. Really complex shape and precision holes for the turntable to mount in.

Black Walnut and Curly Maple. Finish is Waterlox wet sanded to 1200 then BriWax.

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 05:38 PM

Very nice

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 05:53 PM

Very nicely done! And, yes there are still turntables in use—I have a Denon with a beautiful rosewood Plinth that has outlasted four or five CD players and has much richer sound.

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 09:35 PM

Very nice.

And I also second the record fanaticism. :)

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#4 posted 11-28-2013 12:56 AM

My goodness—I haven’t seen a Dual turntable in probably 30 years! Those puppies were top of the line back in the ‘70’s.

Anyway, great looking plinth! I like your choice of woods, as they really complement each other, and seem very fitting for that turntable.

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#5 posted 11-28-2013 03:27 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#6 posted 11-28-2013 08:25 PM

Pure elegance.I love it!

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#7 posted 11-30-2013 10:07 AM

Great looking base, the variation in color really makes it stand out. And you’d be surprised how many of us there are out there that love that vintage equipment. Sure CD amd MP3s make your music much more portable but I’ll take that 70’s equipment any day. Nice work.

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