I have no woodworking experience, but I would like to have a go at building a plinth for a Technics SP-10 I just received. I am planning on building it from layers of 3/4" birch ply, and I can have the lumber yard make the rough cuts, but what tool(s) would be best for a newbie to use to make the cut-outs?
I would say you best bet is a jigsaw. With no experience, a router may be too hard to handle. You can use a drill for the bearing holes, should be no problem. If you run in to problems, email me and I'll try to offer my sage advice!
If you do some research on the internet analog forum, you can find dimensions for the plinth. I have a SP-25 and the hole for the direct drive motor unit is not that tight fit. I like to suggest solid mapple plinth and brass cone footing because that what I like to build for my SP-15 someday.