Tonearm pod design?

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S Clark

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Tonearm pod design?
« on: 2 Dec 2018, 11:21 pm »
I need to build a couple of tonearm pods.  I've picked up 12-15 pounds of wheel weights from my local tire dealer, and will use green bean cans to mold a couple of bases.  The top 2 inches will be made out of mesquite from the front pasture.  The question is: should I bolt the mesquite directly to the lead, or put a layer of cork/silicone/rubber in the middle?  Or are bolts a bad idea, and simply use caulking to connect them? 

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Re: Tonearm pod design?
« Reply #1 on: 31 Jul 2019, 03:53 pm »
7 months ago I posted this asking for anyone with experience or info on pod design.
Since then I've built my own and now have one designed by Dave Elledge. 
I've been pleased with the mesquite and lead design for several months.  Dave's design (much more complex than mine) just arrived a few days back.  I'll try to report back a comparison later.