For the mechanically inclined, there is an old article about 20 years ago in audio amateur magazine, on building your own Keith Monks repliica.
> On Apr 23, 2018, at 1:18 AM, Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What he said, (I too use the Disc Doctors brushes & fluids).
> I have had the pleasure of using both the Keith Monks and the Lorri-Craft units. They both work work very well & they are both expensive. However, being the "Do it yourselfer" that I am, I have wandered off in my own direction. I like the effectiveness of a vacuum system so I have settled on using a vacuum brush from www.canfab3d.com (which uses your wet-or-dry shop vac) and an old junk turntable purchased from a thrift store. You can get a RCM from canfab for about 140 bucks delivered, and I have one, but I happen to prefer the wand attached to my shop vac method. No matter what method you choose and what chemicals you decide upon, there will be a learning curve involved. Since you have a few hundred discs to clean and digitize, you will need to establish a cleaning method that fits into the workflow that you will need to set up. I plan to write an article that will be added to my website on this very subject, so stay tuned.
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 4/22/2018 8:47 PM, Clark Johnsen wrote:
>> 78s can be so dirty/dusty that care must be exercised not tp spread the
>> collected gunk from any brush to the next platter. Best to have two brushes
>> and clean the gunky one while you're working.
>> I too recommend the Disc Doctor's brushes and fluids.
>> Need I add?... no alcohol on 78s!
>> On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 9:23 AM, Joel Bresler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Apologies for cross-posting.
>>> I would be very interested in any opinions on and reviews of the better
>>> record washing devices on the market, such as the Monks and VPI units.
>>> Personal experience and online links both very welcome. I need to clean and
>>> digitize a few hundred 78s so a machine that is at least semi-automated
>>> would be great.
>>> Thanks in advance for your insights and help,
>>> Joel Bresler, Publisher
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