Monday, January 30, 2012

WORKSHOP

GAYTONE TURNTABLE

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PANASONIC MODEL RE-7671C






Sunday, January 29, 2012

Eaton's fall and winter 1972

Eaton's fall and winter 1972 (COVER)

FUTURISTIC STEREO
ELECTROHOME APOLLO CIRCA 711

SPACE-AGE STEREO with 8-TRACK PLAYER
EATON VIKING MODEL 600S

Thursday, January 19, 2012

ELECTROHOME APOLLO CIRCA 711 - RESTORING PROJECT (and final result)


A friend of mine gave me this baby.... it needed some sweet loving.















I first sanded everything with a gentle paper



Masking tape everywhere



Just about to paint it with a hammered spay paint (it looks pretty similar to the original finish)


The black hammered Tremclad from Canadian Tire


My old emac displaying a photo of the beast (notice the XONEX MODEL ET 547)


See how good it looks




The original plate was all scratched


I removed all the old paint with a gentle plastic scraper


I designed a plate based on an original taken from the internet in Adobe Illustrator


My friend Louis Bouvier at his silkscreen workshop (look at his work, he's an amazing artist)


I did silkscreen printing for the front plate, I used OIL PAINT for durability.





Even better than the real thing


The bulb is still working



I correct this with black oil paint (i used touch-up pen for cars)


Look below in the final result section, I put a link to buy the ceramic cartridge (BSR SC5H) and the needle too


All dusty






Details







ORIGINAL MISSING LEG

As the original "leg" was missing, I used this table leg ... the dimensions were exactly the same 


Sanding with a 100 grade paper




Turning the steel to give the same finish as the aluminum 





Close enough





I used a filleted rod to put it back together


My little workshop





I had to rewire the "leg" with new wire a solder it back togheter




The wires ready to be placed






Few things going on in the garage at the same time




Inside the beast





I have a small ELECTROHOME APOLLO CIRCA 860 




This is the final result





I got the cartridge on ebay here at CAROLE'S NEEDLES and the needle at Maddison in Laval, Québec, Canada







I got replacement knobs at Addison in Montreal, Québec, Canada (the have a great website)



These are not the original speakers though, the are from a PANASONIC MODEL RS 252S 




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