This radio construction progressed with amazing ease and speed … until I realized there was no room in my structure for a speaker! After exhaustive scratching of the head I determined that the only recourse was an external placement and I opted for an attached cabinet. And it worked well using matching quilted maple to the main cabinet. And what a glorious e xample of what Mother Nature can produce! It looks as though you could actually feel the ripples and waves in the wood but it is, in fact, as smooth as a baby’s neck.
The sides of the cabinet were steamed and bent and dried on a mold especially for this radio. It was then attached to a frame matching the mold and the top and bottom plates were constructed accordingly.
Arrangement of the operating components of the circuits are displayed in a fashion suitable for a rose garden and since the tinted lacquer is rose red….
The radio features an EM83 Magic Eye tube elevated on copper tubes for great effect. The other components for the radio are also displayed on similar stilts of copper around the perimeter. A transformer provides 140vdc for the plate circuit and protective sleeves are attached to those ‘stilts’ that carry this high voltage. Even though it is DC voltage it can certainly make a person jump around a bit!
The EM83 Magic Eye tube is the star rose of the set with it’s left beacon jumping with tuning signal strengths and the right beacon jumping with modulations…. what more could a person ask for….