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 Post subject: I must be crazy!
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 2:52 am 
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But I'm doing it.

Building a 1925 Popular Mechanics 9 tube superhet portable. From Sept 1925

Also have built a folding loop antenna from a few issues before.

Chassis is pretty much done, building the cabinet. Speaker horn and batteries to follow.

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: I must be crazy!
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 3:05 am 
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Great work so far... Making a 20s set was on my bucket list for retirement time.... I built a 3 dial TRF in a plate glass case.

I'll be looking to see your progress...

All the best,,

Robert


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 Post subject: Re: I must be crazy!
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Labors of love are a good thing! :D

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 Post subject: Re: I must be crazy!
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 3:15 am 
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Very cool Bill!

Please keep us informed.

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 Post subject: Re: I must be crazy!
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After building a pile of regens have been thinking of doing a
superhet too. Nice job on yours!

Robert, what is the trick for cutting clean holes in glass? Picked up
a large stack of glass that is approx 8"x11" and 1/4 thick for the
purpose of making glass radios.
Steve


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 Post subject: Re: I must be crazy!
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 4:47 pm 
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That looks like a fun project. I hope it goes well.

Colin


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 Post subject: Re: I must be crazy!
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 5:26 pm 
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Don't want to hijack this thread... But a quick reply...

I'm a total amateur at glass work and drilling 27 holes had me scared to death! I used Lenox diamond grit tubular drills. Drilled half way thru from each side. After a couple of trial holes in scrap glass plate, I went for the gold... I got through the five panels without cracking. Below are pages on my project.

http://kd4hsh.homestead.com/Quadraformer-00.html

Note on the last of nine pages at the very bottom is where you can download a narrative on my work.
http://kd4hsh.homestead.com/Quadraformer-09.html

Here are two pictures that are not on my current web pages... The tapered foam rubber washer is the one that joins a standard toilet bowl to the water tank.

Robert


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 Post subject: Re: I must be crazy!
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 2:14 am 
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Hijack away...you build cool stuff...


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 Post subject: Re: I must be crazy!
PostPosted: Dec Sun 10, 2017 11:27 pm 
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Update, filling up the cabinet. This thing is going to be darn near bulletproof...and can threaten to take your arm out of its socket!

Speaking of socket, added the loop's socket as well.


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