A friend was moving and thought I may have a use for this broken TV set. Here’s how I turned it into a book shelf.
I pulled off the back, removed the amplifier and CRT.
After removing the “gold tone” trim, these retention clips needed to be pulled to free the glass. The bezel is such a gorgeous brown, cream, and patina green. Here Beatrix and I appear on TV.
I framed it with some 1″ square strips of white oak I had left over from a catapult project, and used some hardware to mount a panel of wood. I pulled that panel from the dumpster at Walt Disney Animation Studios when they were remodeling one of the production pods a few years ago.
Here’s the finished piece. I left the tuning mechanism in place so you can twist the giant knob on the right and change the number front and center.
Got this today for ten dollars: a 1964 steel side chair made by the Harter Corporation in Sturgis, Michigan. It was property of Lockheed-California a division of Lockheed Aircraft here in Burbank.
I tested out stripping the paint and love the way it looks, so I plan to strip it down to brushed metal and then maybe protect it with clear coat or oil.
Here’s how I made a quick Baymax-o’-lantern from a squat, white pumpkin.
I’m not Baymax. I’m not in focus, either.
Hi there. This doesn’t hurt.
Sorry pumpkin. It’s hand brace and auger bit time.
Don’t come near me with that thing!
Pretty curls. And orange guts!
I saw that.
All clean. Wish I’d kept the line a bit thinner.
I’m thrilled to announce my new position as a Producer at Disney Research! Starting in December, I’ll be working to share the research scientists’ innovations in areas including robotics, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and computational materials with the other divisions of Disney. It’ll draw upon both my maker and CG animation experiences. Should this somehow lead to airborne swarms of tiny Imagineering spider drones assisting us all with our luggage at Shanghai Disneyland, my dreams will have been realized.
A friend told me he bought a little 70s motorcycle from a guy. Turns out it was used by the Shriners. Turns out it’s not working. Turns out it’s a 1975 Honda CB125S. Turns out he wants to sell it.
I will make it mine. I will tear it down and rebuild it. I have no idea what I’m doing. I can’t wait.