If you are fortunate enough to get your hands on an old tube radio, but are also unfortunate in that the radio will never work again, you may want to use the electrical components to create an art piece. The art piece can preserve the original craftsmanship in a presentable way.
Step 1: De-construct an Old Tube Radio
Once the old tube radio is determined to be unsalvageable, cut the power. Once all power is cut, carefully disassemble the components. Use wire cutters to harvest all interesting components including capacitors, resistors, and tubes. Remove each component so a little wire remains at each terminal. Next use the pliers to remove wire pieces in the longest lengths possible. Use a slightly damp cloth to clean all desired components.