Anybody who can think out the box ?

Discussion in 'Engineers' Talk' started by dvddvd, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    Just thinking if anything else uses the same idea which is a bit more industrial ?
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  3. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    How about modifying a wardrobe lift and using it backwards? Their normal state is up but are lowered in use.
  4. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    Or a TV lift motor?
  5. BMC2000

    BMC2000 Active Member

  6. fostyrob

    fostyrob Active Member

  7. Isn't that the 'proper' answer right there?

    Ie - an acrylic cover but with the rear panel fitted as part of the turntable shelf with the cover hinges now mounted on the top of that back panel - so that the rest of the cover hinges upwards and back to sit flush against the back wall.

    You say you've done this before, but had problems with the hinges allowing the cover to fall forward. All you need are decent friction hinges...
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  8. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    Thanks all, I've had a good look round and the TVs lift idea seems best option. They are quite expensive, cheapest is £130 up to £1000s.
    The cheapest ones have a guide that screws to wall so not so keen.

    So I may have a go at making one with piece of steel box section and mount each end a heavy duty drawer runner for the guides, you can buy three section ones so it will be hidden when the dust cover is down, then an actuator mounted in the middle to actually lift the dust cover up. There will be a metal plate which the drawer runners and actuator will be joined to and fixed to the dust cover...?
  9. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Maybe i'm being a bit thick here, but why not just buy Michell's own dust cover ?
    It works fine on my Orbe SE, no dust on the arm or the platter. Orbe.jpg
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  10. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    I know, but mine is a full cover, due to small children in the house! even then they are fascinated with it.

    I have a full cover on it, but every time I use it, I have to carefully remove it and then put it somewhere, I tripped over it once in the darkened room and a few times I've knocked the turntable.

    I just thought out of boredom! it would be great to press a button and the cover rises after using it, press it again and it returns to its place.

    I could even put a key switch on it so you need the key to get it to rise...I like challenges!

    The actuator is £22 and the drawer runners are £6.00 and a PWM controller £3.00 to control the speed, and a few nuts and bolts so £30 in total
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  11. CraigMcK

    CraigMcK Well-Known Member

  12. D.N.A

    D.N.A Member

    Pictures need to be really low quality to upload I used 6 mega pixels that seemed ok
  13. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Well-Known Member

  14. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    Record all the vinyl onto a flash drive.
    Plug in and all the rumble hiss and wow and flare...
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  15. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    We all 'Think outside the box', once we are in one, we have usually ceased to think. Sorry could not resit the pun on silly newspeak.
  16. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    Nearly finished, I will post some pics..
  17. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Finished yet?

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