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RE: Dust cover for the Ariston RD11 turntable

Maker your own! A few years back I worked with my local retail plastic shop ("TAP" Plastics in Bellevue WA- good folks) and built a custom dustcover for a vintage Pioneer TT. I had the shop cut and bend the top, front, and back as a single piece of smoked, 1/8" acrylic. They gave me a strip the exact depth for the sides, which I then hand-cut to fit the curved inside dimensions of the top. Glued those in with some of their welding cement and it came out pretty good! I drilled holes for the hinges with an ordinary twist drill bit at slow speed. (I did make one smear of the cement and its very hard to remove.) It took a few hours and a few trips to the shop but cost around $40 total.

There's a fellow in LA who makes custom dustcovers, apparently as a side-business from his professional job as a museum display-case maker. He prefers to work from an existing (damaged) dustcover and replicate it. I found his recurring ads on Craigslist "Electronics" by searching for "turntable". His covers look real good in the photos and seem to run $120 & up. Maybe you can find someone along those lines locally.


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