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Chapter 6. The Gysin Device > Turntable and Base - Pg. 181

MAKE: PROJECTS Eccentric Cubicle Figure 06.20: Box, ballast, switch, cord. It's nice to have an uncrowded chassis for a change. Figure 06.21: Feet! (mask off the recessed drive mechanism bits), or surface it with the coverup of your choice. Contact cement will do the job of attaching it, but remember to account for the clearance the turntable platter will require to spin freely. Replace the turntable platter and thread the leads from the light assembly through the threaded axle hole. Screw the lamp assembly into the axle hole, and carry on with the wiring procedure. NOTE: Before the platter goes back in place, remember to clean any accumulated schmutz off the drive mechanism, and to lubri- cate the axle contact points. Powdered graphite dry lube is the recommended slickery of choice. Figure 06.22: The point of origin of the feet I used: A 5 gallon bucket of scrapyard yellow brass. I salvaged a DPST power switch from a binned PC tower case, and used wire nuts (also called "marrettes") to com- plete the wiring. [Figure 06.23] You can now button up the case, and secure the turntable tray in place with 1" #6 wood screws (or whatever works with your by-now-oughta-be-worked-out aesthetic conception, which will involve drilling mounting holes through the turntable tray. My aesthetic conception included a dandy brass switch cap and bezel; the switch cap started life as a thumbnut for the top of a rococco pepper mill, and the bezel (basically a washer with self-important beveling) came from a box of random brass bits labeled "Random Brass Bits." I cut away the cork veneering to 170