ColoKurt wrote:Well, I haven't decided on the arm yet, though the 12" Jelco is the clear leader in the club house. My plan actually was to connect the arm directly to the plinth. I figured if I wanted to change arms down the line, I'd cut out a bigger whole for an arm board then. Does that make any sense? I haven't really done this before.
I attached my 12 inch Jelco direct to my Commonwealth plinth viewtopic.php?p=318989
But this solution is not ideal and I may well mod the plinth later on. To keep vibrations away from the arm if you cut out an arm board and recess it into your block screwed down onto felt washers. This will reduce vibrations getting to the arm and just one solution of a few possible ways of doing it. Doing an arm board also means if you change the arm in the future you can just change the arm board.
Danish oil (many coats) will look great with all that end grain