Accidental Restoration

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Zeppy
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Accidental Restoration

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So I purchased the case below only for the dataplate. I no intentions to do anything with the case. But........
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SO this was never intended to be a serious restoration. I picked up the case for dataplate, but one day got bored and started playing with some extra shellac I had mixed up....then someone on this board was selling the corner columns...so I figured, I'd just grab them....then there was a motor and ebay that I got relatively cheap....and I had the funky homemade tone arm support made out of wood....and the horn was just lying around, and next thing I know, I have this on my hands. I still might clean things up a little bit, but I suppose this is my covid boredom project.
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Are you kidding ?-That's Spectacular !! There is no doubt you did the correct thing !! Congratulations On a Job Well Done !

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Great job. The wooden tone arm support looks awesome. Can you post more pictures of it? It had to be pretty difficult to make out of wood.
Ken

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That looks great... If you want to age the record hold down, just get some Birchwood Casey Super Blue liquid cold gun bluing and wipe it on with a clean cloth or paper towel, followed by oiling it when it gets to the color you like... It will darken the metal to a nice aged appearance.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BIRCHWOOD-CA ... Z/23237765

Great looking project and accomplishment to bring it back from miscellaneous parts.
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Great looking and a lot of work put into it. I am waiting for your next I had no intentions project. Tom

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Magnificent! Congratulations on your superb accomplishment!

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great save.. and super job, congrats.

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Really impressive!

The shape of the horn support is so good that at first you would assume it was a brown rusted steel original. :o

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Re: Accidental Restoration

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Thanks all for the kind words.....I just have problems parting machines out (happened before with a Victor P-3 I picked up only for the brake). I'll post some more pictures of the tone arm support....I can't remember where I picked it up, and the person who sold it didn't know it provenance. It's actually nicely constructed....and this restoration gave me an excuse to use it.

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