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 Post subject: Home Model B follow-the-restoration.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:38 pm 
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Victor V
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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So anyway I have an Edison Home B up for restoration.

I bought it in October at the CAMPS swapmeet and thought it would be a good candidate for a complete restoration. It was.

Then I moved,
and then it snowed,
and then I got bored.

SO HERE WE GO.

I am sure that other, better restorers would have tried salvaging the original finish on this phonograph, but I saw the shellac coming up in great flakes and figured that it was time to start over.


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File comment: This actually makes the decal look better than it was. Passing a hand over the surface left great flakes of decal coming up.
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File comment: Bottom board of case had split almost entirely--a common problem with the bottoms of Edisons and the tops of Victors.
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 Post subject: Re: Home Model B follow-the-restoration.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:13 pm 
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Victor Monarch Special
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I look forward to seeing progress. Modern decals make a project like this possible to high standards.

Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Home Model B follow-the-restoration.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:56 pm 
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Victor V
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Thanks Mr Blais--

I've got high hopes for it. David Zavracky explained the planetary gearbox so I was able to knock that down & get inside. What's the point of having one's own dining-room table if you can't put phonograph parts on it?

The project should be done a long ways out--stripping the case is going poorly & I am convinced I need a better chemical stripper than just alcohol. But here it is so far. Bedplate has good paint on it--I'll be touching up worn parts but otherwise it's fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Home Model B follow-the-restoration.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:38 am 
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Looking good Charles ;)

Keep up to good work!

Cheers,

David


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 Post subject: Re: Home Model B follow-the-restoration.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:25 am 
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Victor V
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Location: South Carolina
Finish prep time!

The base board is off because it's in horrible shape--still have to glue it. Then I can go about getting it stripped and sanded.


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File comment: Filled and drying, awaiting stain and finish coats...and the baseboard.
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File comment: Filler: looks rough, but it's not as bad as it looks.
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File comment: First sealing coat of very thinned shellac.
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File comment: Sanding the case parts
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 Post subject: Re: Home Model B follow-the-restoration.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:48 am 
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Looking good! Make sure you sand the case evenly after the filler. You don’t want the case to have random dark spots.

David


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 Post subject: Re: Home Model B follow-the-restoration.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:59 am 
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Victor V
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VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
I am convinced I need a better chemical stripper than just alcohol.


Probably a silly question, but are you using the right alcohol?

You need to use Ethanol Alcohol, and not Isopropyl Alcohol.
I only ask because I've seen people multiple times using the wrong stuff, especially when mixing or diluting shellac.

The bedplate looks fantastic btw.
I must say though, I think this is the first time I've seen someone sanding a phonograph wearing a tie.
About as classy that I get is board shorts and singlet lol.


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