Slate plinth option for Garrard

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I also was looking for slate plinths recently. Apart from slateage in Burnley there is also Northwest Analogue in Preston.
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Yeah but how much?????
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Just thought it worth pointing some of you guys in the direction of perhaps local slate suppliers for you...I was after a large piece as a base to sit my TT on and got a 75Kg lump from a local monumental stonemason for £20. He even cut it for me.

Well worth a try as they often have off-cuts but even if they don't some will be more than happy to cut and polish slate for you much cheaper than buying it from a specialist Hifi supplier.
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Very true. When I built Fakedeck I approached one of the local monumtenal masons. The girl in the front office quoted well into 3 figures, but when I went round the back to the workshop I spotted a spare bit that they let me have for £15 cut to size.
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Very true. When I built Fakedeck I approached one of the local monumtenal masons. The girl in the front office quoted well into 3 figures, but when I went round the back to the workshop I spotted a spare bit that they let me have for £15 cut to size.
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So that was £30 then! :D
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Or he has a spare piece for sale.
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Ali Tait wrote:So that was £30 then! :D
Nice to see someone's paying attention :D

In fact, it was £15 all in, cut into two rectangular pieces on a huge water-cooled table-saw. Very impressive.
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Good price. If you'd had a template, you could have had it cut out for the TT.
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