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 Post subject: Oh the humanitie!
PostPosted: Apr Sat 24, 2021 10:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
PostPosted: Apr Sat 24, 2021 10:47 pm 
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What a waste of a beautiful cabinet!

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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That makes me sad.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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You certainly know it must have been built by an Alcohol Beverage Connoisseur. (ABC) :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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Looks like some odd bubbling on the face and veneer problems elsewhere. Probably wasn't in great shape even before it was modified. I wonder if he's going to be able to sell it. The motorized lazy susan it's sitting on would have cost fifty bucks all by itself.

Well, what are you gonna do. It's not like people are beating down doors to get ahold of a 4586. Not that one wants to encourage this kind of vandalism. But still. They're not some great rarity. We have a bigger problem in my neighborhood with someone local who keeps doing consoles in this manner. Annoying.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
PostPosted: Apr Sun 25, 2021 12:53 am 
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Yeah, it's a sign of the times. "Upcycling" they call it, but I guess making practical use of a practically obsolete appliance cabinet is better than seeing the entire thing go to the dump. AFA a % of the general population, AM radio aficionados would garner a very small share, I'm afraid.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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Wish I hadn't seen that photo . . .

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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The good news, if there is any, is that activity like this just makes those complete sets we have sitting in our homes just that much more valuable.


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Why oh why do people do **deleted** like this? Ahhhh!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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I'm sad that, as he's only 50 miles from me, I may have breathed a few atoms' worth of the same air as the "restorer."


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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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That's really stupid! So you have to pull the radio away from wall just to get to the booze and glasses....what's the point of this?

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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It's on a motorized turntable that comes with the pictured remote. So push a button on the remote and the whole thing spins around by itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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It's on a motorized turntable that comes with the pictured remote. So push a button on the remote and the whole thing spins around by itself.

If he's that smart why didn't he just fix the radio???

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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If he's that smart why didn't he just fix the radio???

I've asked myself that question many times.

I figure it's "the devil you know." They have a thing they're familiar with, that they know how to do, maybe because of a job they worked at.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the humanitie!
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Sol wrote:
palegreenthumb wrote:
It's on a motorized turntable that comes with the pictured remote. So push a button on the remote and the whole thing spins around by itself.

If he's that smart why didn't he just fix the radio???


There's no effort involved in putting it on a turntable. You cut a panel to fill the open bottom of the radio and set the thing on the motorized turntable. You can buy the turntable on Amazon for $50. It's pretty obvious the seller has some woodworking skill but likely doesn't know a damn thing about tube electronics.


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