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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2019, 03:42:36 PM »
That td125 with the Infinity Black Widow arm looks superb Mike , as do the TD125's - excellent workmanship .

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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2019, 05:07:15 PM »
Thanks guys :)

Here the TD125 "LB", dark Mahogany stained African Mahogany - it had to be done else it would look like Saligna - with very thin first coat of Woodoc 10.




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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2019, 05:09:31 PM »
That's a real beauty there Mike and it sounds even better. It was great meeting you and I can't wait to get back home and spin those gems I bought off you.  :clap:
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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2019, 07:52:17 PM »
Seen this latest handywork over the weekend :2thumbs: Most beautiful Mike. My TD 126 MK iii now looks dull and sad :'(

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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2019, 08:02:07 PM »
Seen this latest handywork over the weekend :2thumbs: Most beautiful Mike. My TD 126 MK iii now looks dull and sad :'(
:point: don't worry, I'll spruce yours up when my own 126s make it to the bench. No later than next year! :giggle:
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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2019, 05:56:20 PM »
Let's call this one rehearsal before the dress rehearsal...





Still a new armboard to do and a full arm strip down and rebuild service. Let me just say, there were parts missing...
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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2019, 06:42:47 PM »
Looking beautiful
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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2019, 06:52:09 PM »
Looks amazing Mike ! Will you still install full length armboard , or does it stay like that ?

Not many of those unperforated SME headshells around .

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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2019, 07:22:40 PM »


Looks amazing Mike ! Will you still install full length armboard , or does it stay like that ?

Not many of those unperforated SME headshells around .

Ugh, full size armboard of course!
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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #54 on: August 25, 2019, 07:22:09 PM »
New armboard. Replaced all rubber parts on SME with new, orignal. Arm set up for 11.5mm overhang. Bounce set up. New cable made. Still need to make the base board. Almost done...
Love those Mahogany stripes that become visible under artifical light.









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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #55 on: August 25, 2019, 07:26:40 PM »
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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #56 on: August 25, 2019, 10:06:10 PM »
Excellent Mike , the bit added to the right in front works well too . The broad strip at the back balances the design visually , incredible work man !
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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #57 on: August 25, 2019, 10:17:49 PM »
Excellent Mike , the bit added to the right in front works well too . The broad strip at the back balances the design visually , incredible work man !
The double back had to be done so that the arm clears the lid. The only other option would be even wider plinth. I thought I rather stay within Thorens design dimensions ratios. They also have double back on the LB. It also helps with rigidity of the frame.
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Re: Thorens TD125 rebuild
« Reply #58 on: September 16, 2019, 02:35:56 PM »
I saw and heard this baby on the weekend, she is beautiful. I want one.