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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:42 pm 
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Victor III
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The fireside is complete! The last thing that needs to be done is the reproducer, this one is going to go out to Wyatt. I will be going to the NC swap meet tommorow and I will be bringing it, although I wont be selling it ;)

Martin


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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:21 pm 
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Really great job Martin! It was fun to watch the progress on this machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:52 pm 
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Excellent restoration, Martin-- these kind of repair jobs, like your presence on the Forum, do put a smile on a lot of faces. That Fireside looks like it could have been built yesterday, and I mean that in a good way.

Wyatt does a nice job on reproducers. I think when I've a bit more money I am sending him all of my K reproducer; I have not been able to get the thing assembled properly & am beginning to wonder if mine was modified in the past.

Sure and that's a fine phonograph you have there. You will be enjoying this one for years and years to come.


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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:02 pm 
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Great job... you have a really nice machine.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:30 pm 
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Beautiful job, it looks pristine- but not over done.


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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:24 pm 
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Well Done...

Martin, Just curious, what did you wind up going with for the Black color?

Fantastic Job...

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Tony K.

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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:17 pm 
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Nice work, its all in the details and you nailed it.


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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:20 pm 
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I too would like to know the sheen of the black paint that you used - gloss, semi-gloss, satin or flat. Also, did you use an enamel or a lacquer? Finally, how did you polish the final finish? Thx.

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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:27 pm 
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caniov wrote:
I too would like to know the sheen of the black paint that you used - gloss, semi-gloss, satin or flat. Also, did you use an enamel or a lacquer? Finally, how did you polish the final finish? Thx.

caniov

I first use a filler primer, and spot fill any pitting. I then wet sand the primer and apply rustoleum High performance black enamel. The enamel is wet sanded and polished with Maguire's scratch X polish, and the Gregg cline decals are applied. I then spray shellac over the decals and also apply by hand with a pad. The spray shellac leaves an orange peel texture, but it can be wet sanded smooth and either French polished or polished with Maguire's.

Martin


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 Post subject: Re: Fireside model A restoration
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:09 pm 
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Wow very nice job. I can do mechanical restores, but I'm always leary to work on finishes. I wouldn't even think that possible from the original. Thank you for sharing.


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