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My first Toshiba KT-AS10

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by buzbox, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Boodokhan

    Boodokhan Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    Well, I didn't it will cost $150K. I thought its gonna be around $4K.
    Anyway, excellent job and thanks for sharing the idea and your progress
     
  2. buzbox

    buzbox Active Member

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    Yep crazy prices. Had a customer buy an older model I think around 10 years old for around 2K but still not worth it. A set of ink will set you back around 2k also.
     
  3. buzbox

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    So couldn't help myself when I was at the hobby shop picking up the aluminium sheets for the KT AS-10. A nice little turntable :)

     
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    buzbox Active Member

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    All done with the controls panel aluminium overlay!! I had to cut and drill the holes by hand then carefully file the holes to size. Sanded lightly with 1200 grit sandpaper and polished with some Autosol Metal Polish. Added a clear coat to protect it from scratches and also to help prevent the lettering from chipping away.

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    Very well done . Wish i had such talent
     
  6. matt

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    One of my favourite units lovely (but if I would buy one I must have it original and not reprinted even though) I think it’s beautifully done. :thumbup::hi
     
  7. buzbox

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    I agree on it being original but was in bad cosmetic condition especially the front. Took the opportunity to revive it as close to original as possible.
     
  8. Mister X

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    This guy etches his panels using a laser printer and then an acid bath, this might work although he's building a component system with much thicker material and you would have a relief on the surface.
    http://audio.toddkumpf.com/
    Go to the faceplate page...

    It was either here or AudioKarma where they were talking about a company that can print on metal, just send your metal and design and they do the rest, it seemed pretty inexpensive, the hard part was making the design. I can try to find the company if anyone is interested but they are US based.

    Nice work by the way! I just pulled my little AS10 out of storage, it needs a little work as it was definitely loved. Mine says "Dolby System" instead of "Walky"
     
  9. walkman archive

    walkman archive Administrator Staff Member

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    Wow, impressive work! :applause
    Do you mind if I change a bit the thread's title (so it's better self explanative) and make it sticky?
     
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    Ok sure.
     

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