New amberola 30 project

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Re: New amberola 30 project

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Tried my best to unbending the horn, worked out ok considering my lack of appropriate tools, going to paint it tommorow.

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Re: New amberola 30 project

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Quite acceptable considering what it looked like..!

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Re: New amberola 30 project

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Reproducer and horn. I will wait a few days for it to set, and I'll knock down shininess with steel wool. As for the reproducer, I've found a replacement for the neck, but it's not the right color. I will either keep searching or settle with a gold colored neck :?

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Re: New amberola 30 project

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Looking good!

Anything was a major improvement!

Keep the pics coming..!

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Re: New amberola 30 project

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Great job!

Did you use paint, or find a japanning method?

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tesch1932 wrote:Great job!

Did you use paint, or find a japanning method?
The japanning is for the bedplate and carriage, this is just a black spray paint.

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Re: New amberola 30 project

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Progress progress! Thanks to VanEpsFan1914 (Charles F) for graciously donating some original veneer, it turned out pretty well. I've stripped the bedplate and cabinet, ready to be re-stained and refinished.

For replacing the veneer chips, I cut in straight lines, and used an exacto knife to cut pieces to shape. With trial and error, I got to a pretty satisfying point and blended it in pretty well, it will be much less noticable when refinished (i hope...)

I bought rustolium glossy engine enamel, but I might just order the duplicolor brand since other people seem to have good experience with it.

I also found some zinsser amber shellac. Quick question, should I do a coat of shellac over the Edison decal? Clear or amber?

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Cabinet is stained and ready for shellac.
The corner didnt turn out perfect, but a lot better than before. Hopefully with more experience these patches will look less obvious

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Re: New amberola 30 project

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The patches look a lot better on your machine than in my garbage can--which is where they were headed.

Nice work & I like how this one is coming along.

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Nice work, Martin!

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