Limited Edition Vinyl Recordings & Handmade Musical Artifacts from Tucson, AZ

Lathe Cut Camp 16 - Sept 24-26, 2022 Tucson, AZ

I've been getting a lot of requests, and have been finding a lot of lathes in the wild recently, so it's time for another Lathe Cut Camp. Sept 24-26, 2022 in Tucson, AZ

PLEASE NOTE: Proof of Up to Date Vaccination is required to enter. We are all in too close proximity to have to worry about Covid. No entry and no refunds will be given if you show up without a legitimate and up to date Vax card.

(This Camp is PERFECT FOR NEWBIES or Folks who just want to learn how it's done whether they want to start cutting themselves or not!)

(Classes are Saturday thru Monday, but Monday is just extra practice and cutting of campers records, so if you need to fly in late Friday and leave late Sunday, you will get most of the information)



Spend three days in scenic Tucson, AZ learning (almost) everything you need to know about DIY Record Cutting! The focus of this camp will be on mono "semi-professional" machines, with particular focus on Presto 6Ns, which are one of the most common and "industry standard" vintage machines around. (if you have a different model that you want to learn more about, please ask! I may have one you can use here, or you can bring your own). You can do some amazing things with these incredible machines, and I will show you how.

We will also talk about and do a little Stereo Diamond cutting demo, which is new for this lathe cut camp!

Bring your own music and we will put it onto discs for you to take home. We will touch on professional record mastering/pressing, but my main interest and experience, and the focus of this camp, will be on the more DIY and experimental side of the hobby. There are only 8 spots available, so buy early because every previous camp has sold out!

Perfect if you are interested in:
Vinyl records and how their masters are cut
Learning how this strange black art works
Buying a lathe to make your own records
Ordering lathe cuts from a lathe cut service
Cutting your own music to disc

Topics covered:
The science behind vinyl record cutting
Lathe Operations and equipment
The pressing process
Lacquer dub plate cutting
Experimental and alternative materials (plexiglass, laserdiscs, picnic plates, etc)
Stereo Diamond Hifi One-Off Records

Please Note: You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Tucson and your accommodations. The New Lathe Cave is in Midtown Tucson near the corner of Glenn and North Country Club Rd.

RENTAL ROOMS: I have a house that I rent rooms in. It is on the West Side of town, about 6 miles from the Lathe Cave, but I will arrange to pick you up and drop you off from Lathe Cut Camp each day if you don't want to get a rental car. Uber and Lyft are all pretty cheap around here as well. I have the Master Bedroom with two beds and Private Bath for $200, Private Middle bedroom with two twin beds ($150 for up to two people. If you are coming with a friend, buy this plus a LCC only) and private back bedroom with two full size beds. You are welcome to stay here from Thursday and leaving Tuesday if you want to come in a little earlier to check out the area.

About the Presenter: For more info on me, please visit the About page of this site.