Making a £13000 turntable

Dipublikasikan tanggal 5 Mei 2021
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Another daily grind video, this time the full construction process of a Garrard 301 turntable plinth from start to finish. These layered ply plinths are what I most commonly make.

edit to add, forgot to mention a thanks to Bob at Inspire Hifi for providing the last clip of the completed turntable in use.
The music used was Blow the man down by the Midshipment glee club from the IDvision copyright free music library. this is not the original music being played in the clip; I had to edit in the above to avoid copyright infringment.

New Yorkshire Workshop
  • Mark Ward

    Mark Ward

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    Just breath-taking to watch a real craftsman at work

  • Dougie


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    I have seen this before he is a Making a £13000 turntable every body

  • TheEdge -

    TheEdge -

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    All of this work so that you can install a dated Gerrard turntable....a turntable that is neither direct drive, nor belt drive? A turntable that uses an idler wheel (jockey pulley assembly) to operate? The wow and flutter must be off the charts! Thanks, but I'll stick with a good ol' SL-1200. Beautiful craftsmanship though!

  • tubeMonger


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    Клааааааааааааааааааааас !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • panther105


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    £13000...??? How do you figure? Made of plywood.....

  • Brian


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    Very pretty, but i fail to see where the £13k value is. OK £10k for the hardware and £3K for the woodwork. Now I get it.

  • Andrea Galon

    Andrea Galon

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    Amazing job!!!

  • Ricopolico


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    That "granite slab" is too thin for his application. Hard to believe this rather minor bit of plywoodworking is commanding $19000 and its bottom goes without veneer. This is not making a turntable, it is merely making a turntable base. Anyway, it is no sign of genius when the cost is no object, but to bring this level of performance to the mass market is a different thing altogether. Still, it will come.

  • alan cunningham

    alan cunningham

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  • Emmanuel Finot

    Emmanuel Finot

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    Garrard 401 ?

  • Asbury Park

    Asbury Park

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    Is there anyone with as much skill and knowledge.. I doubt it!

  • garry smith

    garry smith

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    A thing of great beauty, but, just out of curiosity, what does it weigh?

  • Virus Of Cyrus

    Virus Of Cyrus

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    £13,000 POUNDS?? So some extremely rich person actually paid that much for it? Because being DIY you obviously cant say its worth that much unless a (rich) person actually bought it for that price, which is also crazy.

  • Ross Stevenson

    Ross Stevenson

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    Beautiful! And I can see why it's 13.000 pounds!!

  • tony graf

    tony graf

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    Mercedes Benz 500E

  • Dwayne Donnelly

    Dwayne Donnelly

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    Ahhh my old Pioneer PL 112D is way better. 🤣🤣

  • velchuck


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    Absolutely amazing and beautiful.

  • stelios aktipis

    stelios aktipis

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    👏👏👏👏👏nice 👍👍

  • Bass Player

    Bass Player

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    I have a few guitars with exotic woods and this type of finish work, nothing better than wood....

  • Константин Бозелевский

    Константин Бозелевский

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    Он просто отпидарасил корпус и все?

  • Abdul Qayyum Abdullah

    Abdul Qayyum Abdullah

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    Would be hard pressed to not find a german rice guy who lives this kind of stuff.

  • wickfut


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    £23000 turntable that gets thrown into a hifi placed in the worst possible position in a room. more money than sense

  • Bob Rose

    Bob Rose

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    Great carpentry... I just noticed the Garrard 301 transcription deck. I always wanted a 401 in my youth, but couldn't afford it. My mum worked for Garrard in Swindon, halcyon days, before they were brought by a Brazilian company and disappeared. My only other comment is that the idler wheel would introduce rumble. I wonder how well this has been refurbed?

  • Alexander Reis

    Alexander Reis

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    Does this actually do anything for SOUND, or is it just a beautiful work of art?

  • S John Dee

    S John Dee

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    As a true craftsman you make it look quite effortless, it's beautiful to watch the process. How many have you produced to date?

  • rclc


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    Awesome job!

  • muso1948


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    Excellent job - not that dissimilar to a luthier making a guitar.

  • muso1948


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    Dude -use a push stick on that dimension saw!

  • Wycliffe A.Okwaro

    Wycliffe A.Okwaro

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  • Wycliffe A.Okwaro

    Wycliffe A.Okwaro

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    thats match complicated wood work very very nice work

  • Sergiusz technik

    Sergiusz technik

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    Шикарная работа.

  • Blende 5.6

    Blende 5.6

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    13000 for what? No Suspension, no beltdrive, no dual cinch, …. nice woodwork, but that’s all.
    I like Rega, Tranzrotor, Thorenz, Clearaudio, …, but this product ist definitely not highend

  • john gabris

    john gabris

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    putting a 5 grand arm together with a garrard deck oh well

    • TheEdge -

      TheEdge -

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      john gabris - Exactly! How much sense does that make?

  • Dimitris Karaganis Official

    Dimitris Karaganis Official

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    !!!!! state of art ! congrats!

  • vasiley melnikov

    vasiley melnikov

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    Или все пылью припоздает?

  • vasiley melnikov

    vasiley melnikov

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    Верхняя крышка имеется?

  • peter stevenson

    peter stevenson

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    wow that is brilliant.

  • João Nelson Lima Tavares

    João Nelson Lima Tavares

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    Great job.

  • VisiBle


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    Normal Craftsman : Use 3-4 types of coatings and shiners to make it look shiny.
    New Yourkshire Workshop : Uses 999 types of coatings and shiners so that the product owners can see their future through the reflection.

    Btw, enjoyed the video immensely. Helped me to relief for a bit during this new lockdown.

  • Luzil Carvalho

    Luzil Carvalho

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    Uma obra de arte! Congratulações!

  • radar


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    That is an amazing job.

  • Titus de los Santos

    Titus de los Santos

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    The art of craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

  • Rainforest


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    This guy is a bloody artist

  • Yavor Toshev

    Yavor Toshev

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  • arekusu


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  • jacek tomasz Lepczynski

    jacek tomasz Lepczynski

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  • Abida Babida

    Abida Babida

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    nice work. You should use Urethane clear though. It’s much harder than acrylic. More resistant to scratching. But really nice job man.

  • FatPinarelloRider


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    It's made of plywood. Not even worth £1300.

  • Hội Khuyến học Quảng Xương

    Hội Khuyến học Quảng Xương

    5 hari yang lalu

    video bạn làm rất công phu. Tôi thích và đăng ký xem kênh bạn mỗi ngày

  • Harry Joseph

    Harry Joseph

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    Now that's what I call a real turntable. Compare the mass with what some companies like Rega Planar are selling today !

  • andrew dawes

    andrew dawes

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  • Steve Connolly

    Steve Connolly

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    Now we know just how much skill, work and special equipment are needed. Great video. Thanks.

  • Robot Stonka

    Robot Stonka

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  • Slesarka art

    Slesarka art

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    Спасибо!! красивая работа!!

  • Noob Tuber

    Noob Tuber

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    Where can someone get the record player that goes inside?

  • Catfish Gray

    Catfish Gray

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  • Veronica Alessandrello

    Veronica Alessandrello

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    WOW! stunning!

  • philip vale

    philip vale

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    Hi, N. Ys. Ws.
    I have watching some of your territorials you do some beautiful work, stay safe,
    Keep up the amazing work, Perfection is the ultimate goal.
    Phil from the Moulin in France

  • mrhearse777


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    At that price , I'd be frightened to use it !

  • Pierre M. Martelli

    Pierre M. Martelli

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    Beautiful work ! Mais tout ça pour écouter cette musique là ???…



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    произведение искусств

  • MrPLC999


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    Wow what a gorgeous piece of woodwork! I can really appreciate the craftsmanship...BUT...even $100,000 cannot take the rice crispies out of a stinkin piece of vinyl. (Yes, I hate vinyl, and I have shelves full of it.)

  • NerdSweeper


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    You could have made it 14000$ if you charged 14000$ for it, just saying.

  • John Austin

    John Austin

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  • John Austin

    John Austin

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    So killer❤️🤘❤️

  • Roberto Marchi

    Roberto Marchi

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    Un vero capolavoro !

  • Donald Evans

    Donald Evans

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    wow brilliant

  • m ofi

    m ofi

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    Well done. Still I prefer my own player.

  • NSK reviews

    NSK reviews

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    Outstanding !

  • Akim Basir

    Akim Basir

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    lots of coating layers. A real masterpiece!

  • sergio c

    sergio c

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    beautiful job, awful music :)

  • Andrew Varey

    Andrew Varey

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    very nice

  • claymore cluepile

    claymore cluepile

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    high end audio is a different world....nice front end plus sonus faber maxima speakers can put you right into the midst of the orchestra pit and choir, and you can identify where every singer is standing, and on a good day what they are wearing.....its hard to believe unless you get into the proper high end setup in a specialized acoustic room....this plinth is nice and builder has experience and my way of thinking it came out looking too much like a piece of plastic with excessive plastic clear coating and an automobile finish....its nice but it doesn['t look like rare dense high quality dignified hardwood looks like plastic veneer over plywood which is what it is.....for the price the customer paid you'd think he could be rewarded with honest real hardwood

    • claymore cluepile

      claymore cluepile

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      i should add that the finished item suffers from the defect of being too looks like it was simply CNC machined out of a 3 cu ft block of patterned acrylic in about 6 has no character....the artisan builder would do well to step back and consider how japanese artisans maike top end pottery and knife blades...they start with the purest best materials and then focus more on bringing out the 'soul' of the item than on a perfect machine-like shape and finish....every japanese high end blade has an irregular pattern on the cutting edge and the best japanese high end pottery is never perfectly round or true, but has the irregularities carefully curated into the pure base material preserved that are the mark of a master artisan, no just a skilled technician.......this plinth tradesman should up his game and start making plinths out of solid aged best quality hardwood hearts and leave the carefully selected and enhanced surface imperfections that compliment the material and identify the maker

  • Nicolas Gagnon

    Nicolas Gagnon

    9 hari yang lalu

    Please explain how a semi mass produced (using templates...) woodworker turntable is worth 13k POUNDS? I-N-S-A-N-E are those who would buy this at that price.

  • Joanne Clifford

    Joanne Clifford

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  • Dave Hudson

    Dave Hudson

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    That is awesome, thanks for sharing.

  • Fabio A

    Fabio A

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    Amazing work.

  • Bryan Eisner

    Bryan Eisner

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    The wooden boxes the tone arm and stylus came in are of higher quality than my whole first turntable.

    • C Smith

      C Smith

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      My first thought was, what are they going to do with those nice little boxes? I imagine some customers hold on to them, but I bet plenty of them have no interest in keeping them.

    • E.F. R.

      E.F. R.

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      🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ I was thinking the same.

  • Mike Heine

    Mike Heine

    9 hari yang lalu

    Sorry, but this is the "Tim Taylor Style". You're bungling something here. It looks high quality at first glance, but what materials you use and how you process them is really not good. There are really better ones. And for this price, it's just ridiculous.

  • SomeTingHuge


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    Boy Howdy, I want this to replace my Stanton t90!

  • Steve Bengel

    Steve Bengel

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    A functional thing of beauty

  • tripple


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    Superb skill and great satisfactory kind of work,,,,

  • Gotham Antiquities

    Gotham Antiquities

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    That thing still looked wet!!! My man, you killed it and by the way let me hold one? I swear I’ll give it back!
    Great work and patient as hell!

  • C E Bradham

    C E Bradham

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    $18k? Wow. Very beautiful and classy....

  • Tenet


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    This is the content i prefer watching on a Friday night together with a beer and some pizza. Beautiful work.

  • Eduardo Gavino

    Eduardo Gavino

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    Excellent and wonderful craftmanship. One in a million. Thank you so much



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    Damn, that is a thing of beauty. You sir are an artist.

  • Neil Mackay

    Neil Mackay

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    £5k for the tonearm, £5k for the cartridge and at least £3k for a mint Gerrard 301. Please tell us you don't put all that work in for free! Was an engrossing video and an amazing amount of work put in to produce a beautiful plinth.

  • Foastic Fubas

    Foastic Fubas

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    Great vid... How is that wrench ratcheting when tightening up your router ?

    • New Yorkshire Workshop

      New Yorkshire Workshop

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      cos its maajjikk!! no the ratchet is in the router :)

  • emmanuel blazkowicz

    emmanuel blazkowicz

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    hermoso , muy valorado tu trabajo . es para imitar

  • carl fowler

    carl fowler

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    You are a true craftsman...... Carl

  • Paul Joldersma

    Paul Joldersma

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    Stunning. I don't have the nerve to do any of that finish work. Once you get into the finish coats, and especially installing the metal components I'd be too worried about dropping a screwdriver, or part onto the finish. I imagine one of these turntables would look absolutely amazing with a deep satin or matte finish. Kudos!

  • Cliff Steele

    Cliff Steele

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    Stunning work

  • homhomtube


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    Schöner kann man das Entstehen im Video sicher nicht zeigen. PERFEKT! So instruktiv, welche Ruhe dabei, wenn jemand arbeitet, der exakt weiß, was er tut. Meisterlich. - There is no better way to show the emergence in a video. PERFECT! So instructive how calm everything can go on when someone is working who knows exactly what he is doing. Masterly.

  • Ammo Alamo

    Ammo Alamo

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    I just discovered another way for the rich to spend their money on bling that happens to be able to serve a purpose, too. The same guys who gave the world the Walkman and $6 ear buds at the Walmart checkout aisle now have $100,000 audio systems.

  • Steve K

    Steve K

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    The woodworker in me admires your work. The audiophile in me knows a $100 CD player will feed better quality sound to an amplifier than any vinyl record played on this turntable. Hard to show off a $100 CD player, though.

  • Lee Riley

    Lee Riley

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    Truly spectacular workmanship. Thanks for sharing.

  • Виталий Моргунов

    Виталий Моргунов

    12 hari yang lalu

    Бубингу непрогретую наклеил, сразу заметно по зажатой, уплощенной звуковой сцене.

  • Makarov Fox

    Makarov Fox

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    i love turntables i have one but is very old