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.