I had first encountered this book when I was a teenager. For years I wanted to build some of the projects within it, but for the most part, many of the parts were impossible to get back in the 1980s. Fortunately, since the advent of eBay, it is now possible to obtain just about everything. For this project I needed tube sockets, a 6BF6 tube, 2.5 mH choke, plug-in radio coil form and a few other parts that would have been difficult (if not impossible) to obtain when I was a teen.
Here are some photos of the radio so far.