Saturday, October 30, 2010

I Might Even Get This Project Done

Sometimes, maybe a lot of the time, I am much better at thinking of project ideas than I am at completing the project. This is a project that I may just complete.

I bought this 1955 Admiral TV set at auction on Thursday. It does not work and it only cost me $2, but I have plans. (Of course, if I don't get this one done it will cost me $15 to throw out the TV).

I am going to gut the TV and put a flatscreen monitor into the space behind the heavy glass screen.

I can remove the control panel from the front of this monitor and cut a slot for it near the control panel. I should be able to wire the TV's old off-on switch to turn the monitor on. I was ready to start gutting the TV, but the weather turned beautiful (by late October on the tundra standards) so I worked outside today. Now, having taken some measurements, it seems that this monitor will be too big for the interior space. I'll have to track down a slightly smaller monitor.

Mr. Flannery


Dot said...

It sounds like a cool project. But the reason I love my flat screen monitor is that there is a whole lot of less space to dust.

Charlene said...

The TV looks retro modern. I hope it works out. I have a back room full of monitors for old computers; really old.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ah if I could count the number of projects still waitin'....better yet just a nickel for each one I'd be doing a little happy dance.
Hope you git 'er done.