More plinth questions

Still thinking about plinth material ...... what about soapstone. It is very heavy and just about as dead a stone as there is, you tap it and it just go's thud!!. I can get it at a local stone yard 1 1/4 “ thick and epoxy it together or use polyurethane adhesive, this would add a rubber like layer between the slabs. What about using it for a platter??

For all of you out there rolling your eyes ..... humor me ... please
Okay, it might work. I never used it, so I don't know what it will sound like. I'd still consider drilling cups into the bottom, and loading it with lead shot, and putting a bottom plate on it. The lead shot really makes a difference.
The soapstone that you are talking about is called Corian(from Dupont Chemical). Very popular material for the kitchen counter-top and bathroom.
Actually some turntable manufacturers had already used it in their turntable(Mapplenoll, Well-Tempered?....and may be old Kenwood).
Yes, it is a good material for plinth but it is quite hard to work with.
But if you have the skill and tool. Go for it.
The soapstone im referring to is a steatite , a form of talc ..... and not a fancy plastic. The stone is odd in that it is Very dense but very soft, you can carved with a knife. It is made up mostly of talc and a few minerals and looks a little like gray to greenish marble. It is also used for counter tops, sinks, carving/ sculpting, thermal mass in stoves and bed warmers in the past. If you hold up a slab and give it a rap, it just goes thud and appears to have little to no resonance of its own.
Twl, I just bought a OL silver arm and in waiting for it to arrive . It will go on my P25 for now and some time in the next six months or so i will buy a platter, bering, and motor from Teres and build my one plinth. Im thinking of using a soapstone, acrylic, lead, depleted uranium, MDF, aluminum, balsa, cocobolo, titanium, sorbothaine, carbon fiber sandwich plinth, suspended by magnets in a sealed chamber filed with argon!! ......after all i have read im sure this is the only way to go. .....
Seriously .. seeing as you have built a Teres, can you easily remove the platter bering so that i can engage in some plinth swapping experiments?

Yes, Bill. The bearing is easily removed from the plinth for experimentation. It is held in by a single large nut. The plinth can me made any size, shape, or thickness, and there is a dimensional reference on the website for hole size and thickness of the countersunk area around the nut. Then you also drill about a 1/4" hole to hold the optical sensor for the motor controller, and make an armboard. The original Teres was a kit that didn't include any plinth, so it is really designed to be easy to make your own.
Bkcme - I enjoyed your post. Mostly because I no longer feel alone.... *I've* been loosing sleep at night, designing Teres plinths in my head. I just cannot stop thinking about it.

Soapstone seems like as good a material to use as any I've thought of.