Not sure when I will get on this as we are looking at 0 degree temps in a few days and I'm not real thrilled about cutting this stuff outside in the snow lol. Plus I have to dig my table saw out. Another trick I do is I use masking tape over where the blade will cut. This will prevent chipping/splintering and give a much cleaner cut. I went to Lowes and had them cut a $65 piece of oak plywood and they splintered it. I was pissed to say the least. I now annoy the hell out of them while I tape everything I want them to cut lol.
The circle side of the panels look great! For the Table Saw cuts, the finish side should be up; wood tends to splinter underneath. If using a hand held skilsaw, the finish side should be down.
Perhaps move that CRT from the garage into the house first to make sure it works? Let the WEGA set for a day inside to dry out any condensation from the room heat change before plugging in. Really, pop the back cover and give it a dust out before plugging in. For now, you could place the TV on the floor maybe in the closet and test run for a few days to make sure that power detection chips do not give you any problems.
A good idea to power on and off with the button on the TV and not the remote and try to keep to just once power on a day. Just a precaution to prevent double power spike of the sensitive MCZ2001D (hopefully revision B) chips.
Edited by CRTGAMER, Wed Jan 3, 2018 4:52 PM.