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Project by hairy posted 06-18-2013 01:42 PM 1360 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 01:52 PM

How cool is that :) Now I’ll have something to do with the current shop TV when I get around to upgrading… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 05:54 PM

now that’s just dandy hairy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 06:37 PM

Love it. Copying. Thanks :)

-- Mike Funke

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 01:46 AM

What a fun use for the old TV.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 06-19-2013 12:57 PM

I was wondering what to do with all those old tv’s, now I know.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#6 posted 06-20-2013 04:42 PM

Cool and interesting use of old TVs, quite a conversation piece. Great way to recycle. Way to go!

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