have now epoxyed the brass pivot section to the wand, have given up with finding a stain that will take to the oak. Made a new counterweight that looks like a slice of dairy lea or laughing cow cheese, need to file , sand and polish it. Set it up with 1.5grammes of vtf. Just need to terminate the tonearm cable into either rca sockets in a small box close to the arm or rca plugs on the longer cable as is at the moment. Anyone have any thoughts on the difference between a heavy weight on a short overhang and a lighter weight on a longer overhang.