Building high-end 'tables cheap at Home Despot II

“For those who want the moon but can't afford it or those who can afford it but like to have fun and work with their hands, I'm willing to give out a recipe for a true high-end 'table which is easy to do, and fun to make as sky's the limit on design/creativity! The cost of materials, including 'table, is roughly $200 (depending, more or less), and add to that a Rega tonearm. The results are astonishing. I'll even tell/show you how to make chipboard look like marble and fool and impress all your friends. If there's interest I'll get on with this project, if not, I'll just continue making them in my basement. The next one I make will have a Corian top and have a zebra stripe pattern! Fun! Any takers?”

The Lead in “Da Thread” as posted by Johnnantais - 2-01-04

Let the saga continue. Sail on, oh ships of Lenco!
Thanks Mario,

That was exaclty what I was asking :) I think I will borrow some money and buy the Rs1... And I have a shelter 501 in my mind, a few people have repoorted great results with that combination. Thanks guys,I am working on the Lenco, pictures soon I hope
Jean, I suspect that you're racing right now to finish various projects for people before you sail off for your Mediterranean travels and adventure with Srajan. Before you leave, I want to express appreciation for your sense of adventure, all the trouble you're taking to pull this review off, and your dedication to the idler wheel revival. Bon voyage!

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain
Great sentiment Bob, I've lived my life by it so far, why stop now :-)!? Speaking of sailing, the Green Monster has just been picked up for shipping by sea to Cyprus! Let's hope the boat doesn't sink on the way there. Strange coincidence, it turns out I lacquered the Lenco the same shade of green as Srajan's Zu speakers!! Can you beat that?!? The Audio Gods are with me :-) !!

And speaking of yet more sailing, I decided to let the preview guide my trip. I didn't know at the time I sent the e-mails which were quoted that they would be quoted, and they mentioned that I had often stopped off on Cyprus and my way from Greece to Israel/Egypt and back again. So I got my Egyptian visa, and if time and money permits, I will do exactly that for the review, stopping by on my way back from Egypt by ship to assemble the Lenco and begin the review. Though with island-hopping and shipping I don't know if even two months allows me the time to do it. We'll see.

I'll be largely if not completely off-line for the next two months, at least on forums, so have a good summer all, and pray to the sea gods for me and the Giant Lenco!!
Hi guys,

Got my replacement RS A1 tone arm wire harness. Hired a pro
to solder the wires on. He also stripped out the old junction box behind the cartridge leads and connected the wires directlyto the RCA jacks. Thus avoiding two extra contact points. Can't wait to break the wires in.
I am working on a plinth 22 x 19 x 8.5. It's laminated and being lacquered black now. Weighs a ton.
The tonearm work above cost me 40 bucks. Cheap, for the delicate work involved.
Good news Tessera. Let us know if the RS arm is improved with the direct soldering.
Hope to see some photos of your Lenco/Plinth.