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After successfully making his own delightfully funky but functional US$5 wooden tonearm, German maker Charles Altmann decided to keep a-goin and try his hand at creating a wooden turntable to go with it. He built the whole thing for around $50.

The Altmann DIY Turntable [via No Tech Magazine]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • James Grahame

    Hi Gareth, This is James from retrothing.com. I spend many hours hunting for cool projects like this one, which I posted last week. I’d appreciate a link back, rather than a hat-tip to someone who found it on our blog.

  • Gareth Branwyn

    But that’s where *I* found it, not on retrothing, so that’s where I linked. I just subscribed to your RSS feed, so from now on, anything that I do get from your site will most definitely get a link-back.