DIY Record Player

Have you ever been cleaning out the junk drawer and found an old dc motor, a pin, and a piece of paper?  Well don’t throw them out!  Make your own record player, here’s how:

 

Don’t have that kind of time?  Just buy one, they’re cheap.

 

How TO Clean Vinyl Records

Your record collection is a member of your family and, for the most part, has been in your life longer than your husband and/or wife(s).  You keep them out of harms way, order them, reorder them, then catalog them. So what is the best way to care for them?

Remember that commercial “When EF Hutton speaks, people listen”?  When someone asks us at the counter “How do I clean my records?” The shop usually goes silent and we explain to grab a soft, clean towel, a soft toothbrush, warm water, and mild dish soap. Be careful not to get water on the label, as some labels’ coloring runs when water touches them. VeeJay is notorious for this, but many others stain to one extent or another. Using a spray bottle, get  the vinyl wet, then soap it with the toothbrush, rinse rinse rinse rinse (seriously 3 times), and dry with the towel.

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