Monthly Archives: September 2011

Repaired: 1960 Hornyphon Attache 61 German Antique Radio

I’ve been working on this Hornyphon Attache 61 model W 360 A radio for a customer this month. He brought the radio over from his mother’s estate in the 1970s and it’s been sitting ever since, and came to me to … Continue reading

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Project Idea: 1920s Style Seashell Horn Speaker

Browsing around the Antique Radio forums, I ran into inspiration for a new project I intend to work on. My project plate is pretty full in October, but I’ll probably get to it before the end of the year. The … Continue reading

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YAMR [Yet Another Monitor Repair] ViewSonic VP191b

A little while ago, I picked up a set of seven LCD monitors in various states of not working  to work on repairing and maybe eventually reselling. The first one was quite easy – it just needed a wire reconnected … Continue reading

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This is kind of novel… [Meta]

In addition to writing once in a while, I read a lot of blogs. They’re about a quarter political, a good bunch of news, about a quarter are photo feeds, and the rest are life interest and hobbies. One of … Continue reading

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Coffee Table Ground Effects

I’ve had a bunch of CCFLs and inverters on hand for a while just screaming to be used. What else could I do but give my coffee table some lighting effects? I’m going to leave out the red one since … Continue reading

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1953 Hallicrafters 8R40 Repair

Back in May, I dug up a Hallicrafters 8R40 from one of Seattle’s local electronics recyclers, 3R Technologies. It looked like it had been stored very well, had all the tubes, the dial strings intact, no rust to speak of and not … Continue reading

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Friday Brain Dump [Random Thoughts]

A recent random assortment of ideas: It’s easy to get media content from a computer to a television, but it’s difficult to get any kind of external media back into a computer. I have a fairly involved computer setup at … Continue reading

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September Projects

This September, I hope to accomplish a few things: First, foreground left, is a 1960 Hornyphon Attache 61 radio that I’m repairing for a customer. He brought it over from Germany when he emigrated here in the 1970s, and it’s been in … Continue reading

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