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by johnr
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

oh DA - got to tell you this... I've had a stereo balance problem for a few days. Vocals in particular to the left. Tried everything. Especially on my turntable thinking it was the stylus, tracking, anti-skate etc etc... Only today did I decide to tackle it properly... Swapped speakers, still the sa...
by johnr
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

Yes, we've gone 'off topic' a bit here ;)
by johnr
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

No, there's no mod on the A400. The Yaqin is a phono and line-in pre-amp, so I take the output of that straight into the A400 and don't use the phono stage on the A400. The Yaqin is a lovely pre-amp for the price (especially what I managed to get mine for!) but I replaced some of capacitors etc (I t...
by johnr
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

Thanks DA. I really enjoyed it and it is sounding wonderful. Going to be good to test it against a low-mass simple plinth too but I'm probably going to leave this as it is for at least a few weeks. I feel your pain with the floorboards. Been there myself in the past. Not sure it will work but have y...
by johnr
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

DA - just blogged about my new turntable plinth and the tools I bought - http://www.johnrisby.com/2015/06/07/fin ... le-plinth/
by johnr
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 204
Views: 29197

Re: Windows 10

how does it compare to 8 Gerry?
by johnr
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 204
Views: 29197

Re: Windows 10

Thankfully I'm a mac user but I have to help colleagues out with their windows machines. I don't care if W10 is buggy, it's going on ASAP. Windows 8 is the worst o/s ever! I'm watching Arrow at the moment and the most unrealistic thing about it is Felicity manages to do all her IT stuff with it ;)
by johnr
Fri May 29, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

No here in Spain. The woman lives about an hour inland from where I am (near Alcaucin/Vinuela) but she's English. Can't wait to get cracking on new projects once I finish veneering my turntable (although that may be delayed until at least Sunday now as tomorrow I'll be shifting all this gear with th...
by johnr
Fri May 29, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

DA - Just been to see a woman whose husband died late last year. Agreed to buy all his tools (table saw, band saw, thicknesser, scroll saw, lathe, planner, plus work bench and lots of handtools etc etc). He's clearly looked after them very very well. Spotless. Collecting tomorrow. Looks like the s**...
by johnr
Thu May 28, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

Btw DA, have you seen this cartoon? Had it framed the other day ;)

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by johnr
Thu May 28, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

Devils Advocate wrote:That rack is very neat on your blog........stick a Naim badge on it and it'd sell for 3k!!
Haha, thanks. I really enjoyed making it.

Yes, I'll let you know next time I'm over and hopefully we can meet up.
by johnr
Thu May 28, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

Yes, I do. I have a business in Manchester. Be good to meet up. The tonearm needed it. I was getting slight and intermittent crackle. The wire I used last time was litz wire from an ebay seller. Meant to be very good but it was very very thin and I think maybe some of it was exposed and touching ano...
by johnr
Thu May 28, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

I have a lignum vitae plinth here, weights a bloody serious ton (35kg plus I'd guess) I must check what its for, someone has already fitted a platter to it. Sounds nice. I've only veneered one thing before (and that was iron-on) so the veneer I bought yesterday was raw unbacked walnut. I really wan...
by johnr
Thu May 28, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

Nice one John. I've a 150 in bits I'm breaking for spares here if there's anything you need.....along with a lot of other vintage stuff. ooh. I nearly needed the plastic bit that goes into the turntable arm (and connects to the headshell pins). My eyes are getting bad and my soldering skills have n...
by johnr
Thu May 28, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

Devils Advocate wrote:Veneer for speakers?? :mrgreen:
nearly ;)

A turntable plinth for my Thorens TD-150 MKII, very large, made with plywood and internally filled with sand. Solid as ... ;0
by johnr
Thu May 28, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

I went to the Malaga one as I was going to the airport anyway (from the east) so it was on the way. Parking was great, lots of spaces outside.
by johnr
Thu May 28, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

Re: A good source for wood veneer?

Found a decent one today - Maderas Marbella (although they aren't in Marbella!) http://maderasmarbellamalaga.es/ ery friendly. He had no English, my Spanish is minuscule, but he was patient and helpful. I came home with some nice raw walnut veneer. Decided not to go for the (beautiful) burl as I'm f...
by johnr
Mon May 25, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A good source for wood veneer?
Replies: 33
Views: 2317

A good source for wood veneer?

Hi, does anyone know a shop in Malaga province that sells a good range of real wood veneer (ie, not just the very thin iron-on stuff you can get can from Leroy Merlin) ? There's a shop in Torre del Mar that has some but only a few, and quite dull. Looking for someone who stocks interesting woods and...
by johnr
Mon May 25, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: HiFi & electronics supplier
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

Re: HiFi & electronics supplier

Thanks, all bookmarked.
by johnr
Wed May 20, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Anyone selling a table saw?
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Anyone selling a table saw?

Got one now. Thanks.