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 Post subject: Re: HMV JUNIOR MONARCH - Need Info and parts
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:51 am 
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HisMastersVoice wrote:
JerryVan wrote:
Like this...


How very engineer-like of you ;)


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 Post subject: Re: HMV JUNIOR MONARCH - Need Info and parts
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:29 pm 
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I'd be interested in reading people's thoughts with regards to the preservation of the surface of this machine. Much shellac is missing. What is the best way to preserve the integrity of the wood? A s a point of reference, a complete loss of integrity would be to strip it completely, sand down to bare wood, then apply polyurethane. (Some people call that "restoration.") Is the best option to accept it for what it is and leave it alone? Or what?


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 Post subject: Re: HMV JUNIOR MONARCH - Need Info and parts
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:56 am 
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Good Question. My thoughts.....
This equipment was originaly made Brand New and was always intended to be used in that condition.
Unfortunately, the passing of time can and does deteriate its condtion. Some equipment can be well looked after or stored away for years and then taken out and be used as it was meant to be used. However, some equipment does not stand the test of time very well and so its use has been deminished, due to rust, wood rot, splitting, warping, mechanical problems etc.
I think doing a "moderate" restoration of a piece of equipment that if very deteriated, partially brings back its initial intended purpose in life.....to be used.
Restoring to close to what is was can be a lot of work but hopefully the end result will be pleasing to the eye and ear and the equipment can then be used as was first intended.

By "moderate" I mean that the wood should be sanded down to a level that can show some grain and then preserved, via what ever means is available today.

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 Post subject: Re: HMV JUNIOR MONARCH - Need Info and parts
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:17 pm 
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I have a machine in a similar condition. Missing a few parts. I thought I'd leave it alone until the parts appeared, then make some decisions. Surely, others are reading this thread and have thoughts/opinions/ideas/suggestions. Any one in the UK?


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 Post subject: Re: HMV JUNIOR MONARCH - Need Info and parts
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:21 am 
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Aussie54 wrote:
Good Question. My thoughts.....
This equipment was originaly made Brand New and was always intended to be used in that condition.
Unfortunately, the passing of time can and does deteriate its condtion. Some equipment can be well looked after or stored away for years and then taken out and be used as it was meant to be used. However, some equipment does not stand the test of time very well and so its use has been deminished, due to rust, wood rot, splitting, warping, mechanical problems etc.
I think doing a "moderate" restoration of a piece of equipment that if very deteriated, partially brings back its initial intended purpose in life.....to be used.
Restoring to close to what is was can be a lot of work but hopefully the end result will be pleasing to the eye and ear and the equipment can then be used as was first intended.

By "moderate" I mean that the wood should be sanded down to a level that can show some grain and then preserved, via what ever means is available today.

Cheers


I guess it's just everyone's perception of what different words mean. For me "moderate" would mean carefully removing the old shellac with alcohol, preserving as much as possible of the stain/color below. Sanding down to me would be heavy restoration that I would do as a last resort - maybe short of replacing bigger parts of wood etc. As long as the case s solid I prefer to leave as much of the original finish/stain/patina in place as possible. But again, that is just my approach.

Andreas


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