Those tips are adapted for the material you can buy on http://www.myshank.com
Adjust your lathe with others material at your own risk.
Chapter 1 :
Adjust the head parallel to the blank. Take a graduate guide or our cutting angle setup if you have it
Cutting head must be at the same distance from the blank when stylus is touching the record
Be careful by doing that. Always Pulled down, check pull up, adjust, pulled down, check, do it again if necessary.
Chapter 2 :
- Step1 : Take a guide and make a mark with a cutter from the center hole to the outside
- Step 2 : Pull the record on your lathe, take a square, adjust with the square the line you did before perpendicular to the turntable. THEN DON’T TOUCH ANYMORE THE TURNTABLE. IT MUST STAY IN THE SAME POSITION.
- Step 3 : unscrew the overhead under the big plate. Move the overhead until your stylus is on the line. Of course don’t move the over head when the head is pulled down… Always pull up the head, adjust, pulled down, check, do it again if necessary
The stylus must be on this line from the start to the end (use the black wheel to move the head to check that). So adjust very precisely. Could take time.
Once everything’s done, check all the weight. Counter weight at first, then weight of the head
The dashpot must be free moving. No tension into it.
Come back to us if you need more explain.