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by nuhobby
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: How to paint the access badge?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: How to paint the access badge?

I had some where I dribbled on red Testors enamel (model paint), then I neatly swabbed the badge across a flat paper towel soaked with acetone. I believe it was Bill Mayo who had done it this way as well.
by nuhobby
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

I'm done with this one.... Really it was more cosmetically stubborn than the ones I've done before. The fall-front door I decided not to replace (yet, anyway), since the new placement of the drawers at the bottom of the chest (inverted from the original top-drawer setup) doesn't work too well with a...
by nuhobby
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: My 10ER Completed
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: My 10ER Completed

Man, that looks pretty cool!

Chris
by nuhobby
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

I have decided to resaw & rabbet some old wormy reclaimed chestnut... let's see where this goes!
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Have a great week!

Chris
by nuhobby
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Utah Winter Sunsets
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Utah Winter Sunsets

That's pretty nice! x3 ! (So far!)
by nuhobby
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

I have been able to do more disassembly, planing, and a tad of (oxy) bleaching work. It's coming along. I found the Makers Mark: American Novelty Works, Herndon, PA, which likely made this box sometime after 1946. As with the other valve-grinder chests, I'd like to keep the basic drawer walls with t...
by nuhobby
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

Dennis, I had read on the Gerstner forum that the company used much plainer-looking wood types on the leatherette boxes, so peeling the skins isn't recommended. Potentially a good point is that they used hide-glue, and supposedly new hide glue can stick to old hide glue. Some guys have also hit on c...
by nuhobby
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

Hi Dennis, Thanks! Regarding your question, I would say if I'm not in the multiple-volume production mode, it's easier to restore old boxes. Particularly with regard to box/finger joints and stopped grooves, they would be a hassle to make from scratch in a one-off fashion. There are also a lot of &q...
by nuhobby
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

Well, I got in the latest box and I was almost in despair. Wood was very warped and grimy, especially on the top. HOWEVER, I've now got the notion to re-configure the whole thing upside down. With the absence of the central grinder, it may visually look better with the drawers at the bottom anyway! ...
by nuhobby
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 587

The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

Happy 2021 ! I have an occasional penchant for restoring machinist chests, but they aren't cheap. The last one wasn't a Union or a Gerstner, but a Black & Decker valve-grinding outfit that I re-purposed. That was enough off the usual "search terms" to be cheaper than a Gerstner by a lo...