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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:38:49 PM on 11 February 2014.
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 Art
 Location: Ipswich, QLD
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You guys are lucky, I promised myself I'd never do record players.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/east-brisbane/antiques/edison-a100-diamond-disc-phonograph/1038611883.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:42:32 PM on 11 February 2014.
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 Location: NSW
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Hard to resist the product of such a towering figure if you have the wherewithal and the room.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:41:38 AM on 12 February 2014.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Where's the sense of adventure? I hate some of the turntables and I have had to service one recently, as like so many, the grease is drying out & the one in the Radio Clubs Radiogram is having a Hissy Fit & won't latch.

Its got to come out. Garrard 120/4H. The other one was a Grundig branded Philips & the motor 110V to make life easy had seized the bearings they were that dry.

I have actually played with the works of one of those Edison's. Grease soap drys out in them & stops them too.

Do note the spring needs lubrication in that type, or it will break.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 4:07:18 PM on 12 February 2014.
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If you were referring to me with "Where's the sense of adventure"..
it's more of a budget and space thing.
If I got into it I might go nuts,
but were I to look into phono as well, this would be the one for sure.

Despite my thinking Edison was a pig.. got to credit him for the phonograph.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:37:14 PM on 12 February 2014.
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 Location: Tamworth, NSW
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If it were a tad closer, I'd probably grab that.
Although I do have a 1930 Rexonola gramophone and a 1906 red Gem phono...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:48:34 PM on 12 February 2014.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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I fix; So wear a lot of items within radio's & radiograms. Ignoring the head shell, it is more a question of time than resources, cleaning the mechanicals of a turntable.

As I said I don't like some turntables As the design is ridiculous in some and when, like a few, I have had to fix, when the Monkey has been in there, you can have a nightmare.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:53:43 AM on 13 February 2014.
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 Art
 Location: Ipswich, QLD
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Were I inclined, I don't think that one would have to be functional,
but a bit of a disaster using paint stripper in my bathtub
yesterday has put me out of "antiquing" for a while!

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Came up ok though Grin

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If I ever found a genuine Tesla artefact I'd be all the way there!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 1:12:57 PM on 13 February 2014.
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And it's gone!.. I knew it would be ;)
I'll bet I sold it for him, and should ask for commission!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 3:21:31 PM on 13 February 2014.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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And if its plastic plumbing; What did the Methylene Chloride do to it?

Can't do that here, I built the house with a shower only. Saves a huge amount of space & that means you can swing a cat and turn a wheelchair in there easily.

Anything being repaired here does not go into the house, even the computer is not in the house.

One shed engineering one shed, books & electrical repairs, photo stuff & farm office.

If I am going to de-grease a turntable ... engineering.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 10:27:03 PM on 13 February 2014.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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One shed engineering one shed, books & electrical repairs, photo stuff

That's what I'm trying to achieve.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 11:39:29 AM on 20 February 2014.
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 Location: Canberra, ACT
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For me, it's a grey area. Inside desk less grey, downstairs workshop more grey. Kitchen out of bounds, laundry sink available for non-smelly scrub-ups. Breakfast table available when wife absent or asleep.

Maven


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 9:01:48 PM on 20 February 2014.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Never had the wife problem, but the previous shed had a darkroom with around an 8 foot wet bench and it's own HW.

You could bath the animals (cat, dog, chooks, kids) car parts & radios etc. in there. I do miss it albeit, the shearing shed has a shower.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 9:21:42 PM on 20 February 2014.
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That is one of the advantages of single life, I use my kitchen, the tea table, the floor in front of the telly and the balcony for the various restoration tasks and I get to clean up when I want to. Ahhh well, nothing lasts forever though so I will enjoy it whilst I can.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 11:18:07 PM on 21 February 2014.
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 Art
 Location: Ipswich, QLD
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It's a bummer.. $2000 odd to have a $130 acrylic bathtub installed, or do it myself, but it would still have to pass rental inspection like it never happened.

I figure I have little to lose giving it a shot.
Just about anything I do is a head start for the installer if I do a poor job.


 
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