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    Slight thread drift http://www.royalmint.com/store/BritishBase/DU10.aspx - note that there is a specification section for the coin set, and this shows the metallic composition of all of the coins currently in circulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Interesting!

    I am in need of a heavy counterweight for my Technics 1210 to counterbalance my very heavy re-bodied Denon 103.

    But ... I don't have the means to weigh the thing accurately - all I know is that it takes four 2p pieces blu-tacked together and on to the end of the standard Techie c/w to make it balance!

    Any ideas how I can specify and quantify my requirements so Steve knows what to make?
    No probs. If you weigh the lot and let me know.
    I had a Techie here until recently but sold it due to SP-10.
    I'll need to find out the arm tube dia at the back. Perhaps a Techie owner can measure with a vernier caliper?

    Are you ok with loosing the spiral spin heavy / lighter action?

    Normally I would just drill out to the right dia and use a grub screw to secure - bit more difficult to weigh in as you have to just slide the weight with light grip on from the grubscrew and when right tighten suitably tight.
    This is how a Rega or Schick 12" is done
    Prob improves rigidity to the arm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by REM View Post
    So how come you know a 2p weighs a quarter oz?
    For the same reason I know a penny weighs an 8th oz / 3.56g
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    If I can find my digi's il weigh the counterwieght for you jerry...
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    99.66g

    i have a whole spare techie tone arm here... i would happily loan it to you steve for referance if that will help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    Slight thread drift http://www.royalmint.com/store/BritishBase/DU10.aspx - note that there is a specification section for the coin set, and this shows the metallic composition of all of the coins currently in circulation.
    I quite like the fact that if "coppers" were actually made of copper they would now be worth more than value they represent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy.steve View Post
    No probs. If you weigh the lot and let me know. ...........
    Thanks Steve for the reply & also the PMs about the LP clamp ...

    & thanks to Hamish - it looks like my ideal counterweight would be 28.5 + 99.66 + a bit for the blu-tac! Call it 130g or a bit less.

    A grub screw to secure is fine.

    I'll need to find out the arm tube dia at the back. Perhaps a Techie owner can measure with a vernier caliper?
    Can anyone help with this?

    Hey - this is exciting, isn't it!
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    15.85 mm

    in imperial should be: 0.5 in + 6/128 (but not sure how to read this on caliper)
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    ... Arm tube dia... I'm happy to send steve my spare arm for him to use to get it right jerry
    I'd quite like a custom counter balance too but purly for aesthetics... Is they any other benefit to them other than added weight (which it apears I don't need and have a jelco heavy one if I did)

    Jerry ... Without wanting to lumber steve with loads of milling, have you thought about asking him to make you a big heavy weight/clamp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish View Post
    Jerry ... Without wanting to lumber steve with loads of milling, have you thought about asking him to make you a big heavy weight/clamp?
    I certainly have!

    .... see my reply to Steve above.
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