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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #90 on: May 01, 2018, 09:29:23 PM »
Nice! :)
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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #91 on: May 02, 2018, 10:10:34 AM »
Tricksy bovinses, very tricksy.

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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #92 on: May 03, 2018, 02:30:35 PM »
You want shutters you got shutters. Just simple board and batten style. I'll give them a lick of black paint to match the real windows and then I can assemble and attach it all to ze house.

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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #93 on: May 04, 2018, 11:34:35 PM »
Well I wasn't so sure at first, but it looks nice in the photo so I'm sold, and it spices up the boring wall I guess, so mission accomplished.

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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #94 on: May 04, 2018, 11:39:40 PM »
Looks good - well done. And now you will have visitors who see the outside, then go in and can't work out why there's no window on the inside. :)

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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #95 on: May 04, 2018, 11:46:46 PM »
Hhehehe yeah. If I have visitors that is. Thanks, G. ;) And like what Jubal said before; I'm not going to know which windows and doors are real and I'll end up smashing through one of the fake ones to get inside. :P
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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #96 on: May 05, 2018, 12:32:34 AM »
Well, you're going to have one soon :)
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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #97 on: May 05, 2018, 02:16:48 AM »
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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #98 on: July 19, 2018, 01:49:13 PM »
I replaced the cheap side door on my house with a better one and built a tiled platform for my wood stove to sit on.



Currently working on repairing my car's body so I can give it some fresh paint.
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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #99 on: July 23, 2018, 10:04:07 PM »
Fortunately crap like this is under trim so I don't have to be too precise with it.

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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2018, 09:34:37 PM »
Seems I never posted what my automocar looks like now, so here it is before and after.

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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #101 on: November 12, 2018, 10:15:37 PM »
So my latest project has been the restoration/retrofit of a General Electric television set from around 1953. I planned to remove the old electronics (tube was broken at the back otherwise I might have tried to get it working like original) and put in a modern lcd.

I got the thing from inside a barn so it was not in the best condition or very clean...
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Check out the old vacuum tubes and speaker. I hooked the speaker up to my stereo and it's still crystal clear so I'm going to reuse it.
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I gave it a bath and then went over all the wood with a soaking of mahogany stain. I could have really been thorough and sanded out all the scratches and whatnot but I'd rather leave it looking well used but still pretty. I did have to put some lacquer on the lower bit around where the speaker sits.
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Since the old control board was no longer in it I used wood dowels to make a jig to hold the original control nobs just for show.


Once I found a suitably sized lcd, which was somewhat difficult because 22" doesn't seem to be a popular size, I took it apart and removed its built-in speakers. I will then use one of the remaining hook-ups to attach the new tv directly to the old speaker.


The part I'm working on now is the bezel for the screen. As you can see the old bezel is curved to fit the old tube, plus it wouldn't fit the ratio of the newer screen anyway, so I have to make a new one.


I made a square piece that will fit in the original bezel slot, and an adapter piece which will hold the lcd, complete with rounded corners for a retro look.


The tricky part was making the two pieces flow together in a rounded shape like the original bezel. At first I tried wetting cardboard but it just tore when I tried to stretch it. The next idea - a t-shirt! I put the thing inside a wet t-shirt and used paint cans to stretch it into shape then applied a couple coats of glue. Once that dried I cut off some of the unneeded bits and put on a couple coats of primer. All it needs now is to be painted the brown-red color of the original bezel and probably the addition of yellow piping like the old one. Sometimes I have crazy ideas and I'm feeling pretty pleased with how this one worked. :P

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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #102 on: November 12, 2018, 11:16:48 PM »
Nice work! really looking forward to seeing the rest of the project :)
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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #103 on: November 12, 2018, 11:29:59 PM »
Danke! I also need to sort out new cloth to cover the speaker and then everything is basically ready to assemble.
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Re: CG's Home Projects
« Reply #104 on: November 13, 2018, 04:59:17 PM »
Very cool things my dude, your ride looks thoroughly pimped  too. And woodstoves are the best stoves.