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 Post subject: AB Macdonald Project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:37 pm 
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Victor Monarch Special
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I recently picked up an AB Macdonald project. Here are some "as purchased" photos.

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: AB McDonald Project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:20 pm 
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I can't wait to see it all cleaned up!
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 Post subject: Re: AB McDonald Project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:44 pm 
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That’s one on my short list. I look forward to seeing the transformation.


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 Post subject: Re: AB McDonald Project
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I've always had a soft spot for the AB. Wonderful machine!

It's odd, but in my experience it seems that these turn up at two opposite extremes -- either in astonishingly immaculate condition, or very rough. I don't often see 'average' machines in the middle range.

That one obviously falls into the rough category but it has limitless potential. I'm very eager to see your progress!


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 Post subject: Re: AB Macdonald Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:06 pm 
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The transformation of the cabinet has been amazing. The results are a testimonial to GoJo. The end results were from lots of GoJo, a bunch of rags, a toothbrush, and gentle use of 0000 steel wool. I initially thought the oak base was a lost cause but I was wrong. I'm always careful around the decal where the GoJo made a brief application with a rag and then quickly off. I couldn't be happier with the results. Now, on to the mechanism.

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: AB McDonald Project
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:18 pm 
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Case now looks great!!! Stan


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 Post subject: Re: AB McDonald Project
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:22 pm 
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The case turned out very nice. I'm sure the end result will be very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: AB McDonald Project
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:58 pm 
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Stunning case. Great job Jerry!

Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: AB McDonald Project
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Wow!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: AB McDonald Project
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:20 pm 
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Jerry,

Great transformation.
That's gonna be a really nice machine when you're done with it.

Gene


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