Mike Disher's custom turntables

Mike Disher works with my pals at OpenRoad.tv, the fantastic travel video site for the American West. On the OpenRoad.tv forum, Mike posted about his unusual hobby, constructing beautiful high-end turntables. From his site:

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About 5 years ago I decided to try my hand at building a custom turntable. Turntables and mechanical watch and clock movements fascinate me. I view them as functional pieces of kinetic art. I based my turntable design on the legendary Rega P3, and I created a new, custom acrylic plinth and a set of feet. I also devised a way to hide the motor, and I improved the motor mounting system. The plinth rests on small silicone dots, providing added isolation. The result was a very modern looking table. I called it the P3 Skeleton. Skeleton is a watchmaking term for a movement in which material is removed from the plates and bridges to reveal the inner workings. A fellow audio enthusiast saw this table at my house and offered to buy it on the spot. I did not sell it, but I was happy that others appreciated my work.

Link to Mike Disher's turntable page, Link to OpenRoad.TV's forum (Thanks, Jim Wirth!)

Previously on BB:
• OpenRoad.TV and Pesco visit the Musée Mécanique Link
• OpenRoad.TV: Natalie Zee Drieu of CRAFT Link