|Project by hairy||posted 401 days ago||803 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This old TV has much sentimental value and zero monetary value. Hopefully it will be around a while longer.
I opened it up and removed all the components. I cut the housing down to size on the tablesaw, and used chisels to remove the castings that held circuit cards in place. I made a frame out of baltic birch ply and cypress to fit.
Because the tv tube was not flat, the only place that the glass touches the frame is in the corners. A flat screen TV would be much easier to convert. I used letter size paper and a cork sheet as shims to get a tight fit. I used plexiglass instead of real glass. I thought pressure from the back, and only being held in the frame by the corners would crack real glass.
It will hang flush on a wall or sit on a shelf.
I printed the pic on my printer at home using 8 and 1/2” x 11” photo paper. This will be a gift.
-- what a long, strange trip it's been...