Monthly Archives: December 2011

Grunow 589 Radio Repair Redux

A client came to me with another Grunow 589 needing repair. I’ve seen this model radio before in my shop and it was pretty exciting to work on another identical one. This particular one came in excellent shape – it … Continue reading

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AES Chocolate Vacuum Tube Treat!

Antique Electronics Supply, one of my go-to vendors for supplies for working on antique radios, is in a festive mood this season. That’s a chocolate vacuum tube along with my order of various dial lamps and a handful of replacement … Continue reading

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Clogged De-Soldering Iron of the Day

My Hakko clogged, and the cleaning pick just wasn’t working. It was time for the teardown. I’m not entirely sure how that shape formed, but it broke off in a clean piece; the remaining tiny plug melted away after the … Continue reading

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Short Project: DIY Hose Clamp Coat Rack

I’ve been needing a coat rack for a while. I live in a cold enough climate where you need a coat or jacket for at least half the year, and I have 3 or 4 that make the rounds depending … Continue reading

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Temporary Slow Posting

Just a note to everyone reading out there – it’s the end of the year, and along with all of the traditional holiday pressures of arranging gifts and travel I’m at the end of a release cycle  in my day … Continue reading

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