Making a £13000 turntable

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 KGfilm 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.

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  • Others have said it along the lines of "why make such a deck for that table"....or that assembly.... there are some truly amazing decks out there for less money. LP12 amongst the top of the list. this is a beauty of a project, but I have to question the cost and the actual sound coming from it.

    TexTom1981TexTom1981Саат мурун
  • молодец, профессионал!

    Yuriy AvdYuriy Avd16 саат мурун
  • i know no one is seeing the underside, but that was getting the same ocd treatment as the top. The client speaker boxes at the end of the video was going and get that same outer treatment as well to match that turntable. love the high solid clear for long-lasting and easy to clean. the rear plug was getting stainless steel alan key bolts to match the arm. but your work is so awesome if your clients paying that kind of cash for arms etc a little extra to push your limits for the perfect finish piece should be mentioned to them. every square inch of your fabulous work ., i'm subscribing !!

    Zeus .EdwardsZeus .EdwardsКүн мурун
  • Is this a record price for a turntable

    Patrick KellyPatrick KellyКүн мурун
  • Just breath-taking to watch a real craftsman at work

    Mark WardMark WardКүн мурун
  • I have seen this before he is a Making a £13000 turntable every body

    DougieDougieКүн мурун
  • 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!

    TheEdge -TheEdge -Күн мурун
  • Breathtaking.

    tubeMongertubeMongerКүн мурун
  • Клааааааааааааааааааааас !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    panther105panther105Күн мурун
  • 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.

    BrianBrian2 күн мурун
  • Amazing job!!!

    Andrea GalonAndrea Galon2 күн мурун
  • 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.

    RicopolicoRicopolico2 күн мурун
  • amazing

    alan cunninghamalan cunningham2 күн мурун
  • Garrard 401 ?

    Emmanuel FinotEmmanuel Finot2 күн мурун
  • Is there anyone with as much skill and knowledge.. I doubt it!

    Asbury ParkAsbury Park2 күн мурун
  • A thing of great beauty, but, just out of curiosity, what does it weigh?

    garry smithgarry smith2 күн мурун
  • £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.

    Virus Of CyrusVirus Of Cyrus2 күн мурун
  • Beautiful! And I can see why it's 13.000 pounds!!

    Ross StevensonRoss Stevenson2 күн мурун
  • Mercedes Benz 500E

    tony graftony graf2 күн мурун
  • Ahhh my old Pioneer PL 112D is way better. 🤣🤣

    Dwayne DonnellyDwayne Donnelly3 күн мурун
  • Absolutely amazing and beautiful.

    velchuckvelchuck3 күн мурун
  • 👏👏👏👏👏nice 👍👍

    stelios aktipisstelios aktipis3 күн мурун
  • I have a few guitars with exotic woods and this type of finish work, nothing better than wood....

    Bass PlayerBass Player3 күн мурун
  • Он просто отпидарасил корпус и все?

    Константин БозелевскийКонстантин Бозелевский3 күн мурун
  • Would be hard pressed to not find a german rice guy who lives this kind of stuff.

    Abdul Qayyum AbdullahAbdul Qayyum Abdullah3 күн мурун
  • £23000 turntable that gets thrown into a hifi placed in the worst possible position in a room. more money than sense

    wickfutwickfut3 күн мурун
  • 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?

    Bob RoseBob Rose3 күн мурун
  • Does this actually do anything for SOUND, or is it just a beautiful work of art?

    Alexander ReisAlexander Reis3 күн мурун
  • As a true craftsman you make it look quite effortless, it's beautiful to watch the process. How many have you produced to date?

    S John DeeS John Dee4 күн мурун
  • Awesome job!

    rclcrclc4 күн мурун
  • Excellent job - not that dissimilar to a luthier making a guitar.

    muso1948muso19484 күн мурун
  • Dude -use a push stick on that dimension saw!

    muso1948muso19484 күн мурун
  • clever

    Wycliffe A.OkwaroWycliffe A.Okwaro4 күн мурун
  • thats match complicated wood work very very nice work

    Wycliffe A.OkwaroWycliffe A.Okwaro4 күн мурун
  • Шикарная работа.

    Sergiusz technikSergiusz technik4 күн мурун
  • 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

    Blende 5.6Blende 5.64 күн мурун
  • putting a 5 grand arm together with a garrard deck oh well

    john gabrisjohn gabris4 күн мурун
    • john gabris - Exactly! How much sense does that make?

      TheEdge -TheEdge -Күн мурун
  • !!!!! state of art ! congrats!

    Dimitris Karaganis OfficialDimitris Karaganis Official5 күн мурун
  • Или все пылью припоздает?

    vasiley melnikovvasiley melnikov5 күн мурун
  • Верхняя крышка имеется?

    vasiley melnikovvasiley melnikov5 күн мурун
  • wow that is brilliant.

    peter stevensonpeter stevenson5 күн мурун
  • Great job.

    João Nelson Lima TavaresJoão Nelson Lima Tavares5 күн мурун
  • 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.

    VisiBleVisiBle6 күн мурун
  • Uma obra de arte! Congratulações!

    Luzil CarvalhoLuzil Carvalho6 күн мурун
  • That is an amazing job.

    radarradar6 күн мурун
  • The art of craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

    Titus de los SantosTitus de los Santos6 күн мурун
  • This guy is a bloody artist

    RainforestRainforest6 күн мурун
  • 👍💜🎶👌

    Yavor ToshevYavor Toshev6 күн мурун
  • like!!!

    arekusuarekusu6 күн мурун
  • super

    jacek tomasz Lepczynskijacek tomasz Lepczynski6 күн мурун
  • nice work. You should use Urethane clear though. It’s much harder than acrylic. More resistant to scratching. But really nice job man.

    Abida BabidaAbida Babida6 күн мурун
  • It's made of plywood. Not even worth £1300.

    FatPinarelloRiderFatPinarelloRider6 күн мурун
  • video bạn làm rất công phu. Tôi thích và đăng ký xem kênh bạn mỗi ngày

    Hội Khuyến học Quảng XươngHội Khuyến học Quảng Xương6 күн мурун
  • Now that's what I call a real turntable. Compare the mass with what some companies like Rega Planar are selling today !

    Harry JosephHarry Joseph6 күн мурун

    andrew dawesandrew dawes7 күн мурун
  • Now we know just how much skill, work and special equipment are needed. Great video. Thanks.

    Steve ConnollySteve Connolly7 күн мурун
  • Amazing!!👏

    Robot StonkaRobot Stonka7 күн мурун
  • Спасибо!! красивая работа!!

    Slesarka artSlesarka art7 күн мурун
  • Where can someone get the record player that goes inside?

    Noob TuberNoob Tuber7 күн мурун

    Catfish GrayCatfish Gray8 күн мурун
  • WOW! stunning!

    Veronica AlessandrelloVeronica Alessandrello8 күн мурун
  • 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

    philip valephilip vale8 күн мурун
  • At that price , I'd be frightened to use it !

    mrhearse777mrhearse7778 күн мурун
  • Beautiful work ! Mais tout ça pour écouter cette musique là ???…

    Pierre M. MartelliPierre M. Martelli8 күн мурун
  • произведение искусств

  • 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.)

    MrPLC999MrPLC9998 күн мурун
  • You could have made it 14000$ if you charged 14000$ for it, just saying.

    NerdSweeperNerdSweeper8 күн мурун
  • Whoa!!!!!❤️❤️❤️

    John AustinJohn Austin8 күн мурун
  • So killer❤️🤘❤️

    John AustinJohn Austin9 күн мурун
  • Un vero capolavoro !

    Roberto MarchiRoberto Marchi9 күн мурун
  • wow brilliant

    Donald EvansDonald Evans9 күн мурун
  • Well done. Still I prefer my own player.

    m ofim ofi9 күн мурун
  • Outstanding !

    NSK reviews NSK reviews 9 күн мурун
  • lots of coating layers. A real masterpiece!

    Akim BasirAkim Basir9 күн мурун
  • beautiful job, awful music :)

    sergio csergio c10 күн мурун
  • very nice

    Andrew VareyAndrew Varey10 күн мурун
  • 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 cluepileclaymore cluepile10 күн мурун
    • 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

      claymore cluepileclaymore cluepile10 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Nicolas GagnonNicolas Gagnon10 күн мурун
  • blimey

    Joanne CliffordJoanne Clifford10 күн мурун
  • That is awesome, thanks for sharing.

    Dave HudsonDave Hudson10 күн мурун
  • Amazing work.

    Fabio AFabio A10 күн мурун
  • The wooden boxes the tone arm and stylus came in are of higher quality than my whole first turntable.

    Bryan EisnerBryan Eisner10 күн мурун
    • 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.

      C SmithC Smith8 күн мурун
    • 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ I was thinking the same.

      E.F. R.E.F. R.8 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Mike HeineMike Heine10 күн мурун
  • Boy Howdy, I want this to replace my Stanton t90!

    SomeTingHugeSomeTingHuge10 күн мурун
  • A functional thing of beauty

    Steve BengelSteve Bengel10 күн мурун
  • Superb skill and great satisfactory kind of work,,,,

    trippletripple10 күн мурун
  • 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!

    Gotham AntiquitiesGotham Antiquities11 күн мурун
  • $18k? Wow. Very beautiful and classy....

    C E BradhamC E Bradham11 күн мурун
  • This is the content i prefer watching on a Friday night together with a beer and some pizza. Beautiful work.

    TenetTenet11 күн мурун
  • Excellent and wonderful craftmanship. One in a million. Thank you so much

    Eduardo GavinoEduardo Gavino11 күн мурун
  • Damn, that is a thing of beauty. You sir are an artist.

  • £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.

    Neil MackayNeil Mackay11 күн мурун
  • Great vid... How is that wrench ratcheting when tightening up your router ?

    Foastic FubasFoastic Fubas11 күн мурун
    • cos its maajjikk!! no the ratchet is in the router :)

      New Yorkshire WorkshopNew Yorkshire Workshop11 күн мурун
  • hermoso , muy valorado tu trabajo . es para imitar

    emmanuel blazkowiczemmanuel blazkowicz11 күн мурун
  • You are a true craftsman...... Carl

    carl fowlercarl fowler11 күн мурун
  • 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!

    Paul JoldersmaPaul Joldersma12 күн мурун
  • Stunning work

    Cliff SteeleCliff Steele12 күн мурун
  • 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.

    homhomtubehomhomtube12 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Ammo AlamoAmmo Alamo12 күн мурун