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 Post subject: Re: For restoration - Maybe something to save ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:10 pm 
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Gramtastic wrote:
Time for an update. This week has all been about the back bracket. You can see from the original photos it was very badly corroded. I decided the best treatment would be to grind off the corrosion and polish the steel underneath. This has involved hours of grinding with a small abrasive grinder , followed by rubbing down with wet and dry and a final mop polish. I am pleased with the result - it still has a look of age but is not rusty ! (I know it will rust again over time but it is going to be in a centrally heated house, not a damp cellar, so it will last some time like this...)

Next , onto the woodwork .....



Most impressive. Something I will certainly consider doing when hopefully I buy a gramophone which needs such restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: For restoration - Maybe something to save ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:51 pm 
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Started on the woodwork - worst piece was one corner where the moulding joint has separated. If it is loose you can usually glue and clamp it back together but this is solid so only thing to do is insert a small piece of oak and file it to shape. Shouldn't show when stained.

The arm is too thin to be able to grind off the corrosion so I treated it with a rust converter which has given it a blueish tint - I quite like this and it is certainly better than rust !

Now time for :coffee:


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 Post subject: Re: For restoration - Maybe something to save ?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:25 am 
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Update - cabinet now almost finished, wood stained and polished. Managed to find an escutcheon which fitted the original holes. Only other part replaced is the speed control ad the original is alumininum and is just a pitted disc with no markings left on it !
On the home straight now... some work to do on elbow and then refit motor.


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 Post subject: Re: For restoration - Maybe something to save ?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:44 am 
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It lives !!! The machine is now almost finished and sounds really good. the horn is a little small for the scale of the base but is is the only spare I have at the moment and will do until I find a bigger one. I have really enjoyed this restoration and hope it might inpsire others to take on "scrap" machines and have a go ....


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 Post subject: Re: For restoration - Maybe something to save ?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:18 pm 
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That's an amazing job!


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 Post subject: Re: For restoration - Maybe something to save ?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 pm 
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Nicely done! If/when you find a horn for it you'll be happy with, I hope you share it with us again.

Best,
Fran
Francis; "i" for him, "e" for her
"Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while" - the unappreciative supervisor.


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 Post subject: Re: For restoration - Maybe something to save ?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:28 pm 
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You did a fantastic job! And so quickly too! It’s really amazing what you’ve done with this!


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 Post subject: Re: For restoration - Maybe something to save ?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Very nice job, well done. I think it looks great with the peacock horn.

Andreas


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