Hot Wire to Cut PVA Bond Between a CRT and Its Safety Lens?

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sun Dec 7 19:34:41 CST 2014

On 12/07/2014 05:05 PM, drlegendre . wrote:

> On the top end, the wire was attached via a long-ish turnbuckle to an
> insulator secured to a ceiling truss. The hot wire penetrated the work
> surface (a table made of two 4x8 sheets of plywood) near the center
> (passing through a metal guide plate with a small hole) and was firmly
> secured somewhere beneath. The turnbuckle up top was used to set tension on
> the wire.

I've got one in my shop made with stainless steel music wire and a bent 
hacksaw blade for tension.  A cheap triac dimmer feeds into an old 
filament transformer.  Not as grand as yours, but it does get the job done.


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