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  1. Mother & Child Reunion -- I should start a Horology chest myself !

    Sometimes you encounter greatness. Sometimes greatness thrusts itself upon you.

    Honestly I am not a real horologist nor a real watch collector. However last year I became enamored with "tool...
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    Different Resto-Mod

    Well, I never pursued that junk-heap Scherr job after finding the extent of problems.

    However, the 1/16" thick Walnut Veneer came in very handy for a different resto-mod:

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    I experimented with some Scotchbrite material to...

    I experimented with some Scotchbrite material to do a bit of 'homespun' Engine Turning on my Shopsmith. This may come in handy on a future project ....


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    Hi Terry, Many thanks for your advice and...

    Hi Terry,
    Many thanks for your advice and generosity of knowledge.

    Curiosity continued, and I separated the whole carcass. Noting of course in the process that this low-end chest is...
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    Didn't you guys tell folks to never pull off...

    Didn't you guys tell folks to never pull off leatherette ? :)

    Now I've done it... And I despaired for some time. But I've recently bought some veneer of a nice heft that I think I can deal with....
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    Got a cheaper Scherr chest... now in triage

    Well, I just got one of these after several years of laying off of the addictive chests. It came in the mail, and after a couple of days I gave it a once-over.

    Pluses:
    - Leatherette over most...
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    That is especially eye-catching! Thanks for...

    That is especially eye-catching! Thanks for showing.

    Chris
  8. Your choice of chest and methods and colors...

    Your choice of chest and methods and colors definitely fits the end-use location. Well done!

    Chris
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    Thanks! My rescued antique compound set is...

    Thanks! My rescued antique compound set is (likely) black emery, brown tripoli, white diamond, and red rouge. I can't believe how many years I did without a buffing system, because now I see it...
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    Very nice! I have only recently got into buffing...

    Very nice!
    I have only recently got into buffing some metals in my lil' shop. I have a basic 4-wax-stick set of buffing compounds which I got from an antique mall. Any thoughts on which compounds...
  11. Thanks, all, for following! I got the back...

    Thanks, all, for following!

    I got the back installed and I'll be taking a break. Really all done except some felt in the drawers now; it will happen soon enough.

    Best Regards

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  12. Sort of a waste-not-want-not (or...

    Sort of a waste-not-want-not (or sausage-making?) theme continues. I'm sorting through a bunch of old and new red-oak planks to select a ship-lapped back set.

    Also, 2 drawers got new...
  13. I got some goodies to help the cause. A new...

    I got some goodies to help the cause.

    A new handle intended for some guitar-amps was compatible with the dog-legs that I kept (along with their original holes and screws).

    I got some nice...
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    This one aired again lately in my area PBS...

    This one aired again lately in my area PBS channel. Very cool, again!

    Interesting to hear that one of the Wright Bros., as well as Pres. Gerald Ford, owned Gerstners.

    Chris
  15. Well, we've got company arriving shortly at the...

    Well, we've got company arriving shortly at the house. But I wanted to try out that front door. Marquetry strips are installed, and the latch hardware set (old Eagle hasps and some clever original...
  16. Some fitting and trials now in progress. The...

    Some fitting and trials now in progress. The front panel is a hinged 2-piece job (not all hinges in place yet). Some of the marquetry is installed, and other channels are yet to be filled.

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  17. Through the week I don't get much time downstairs...

    Through the week I don't get much time downstairs in the basement. But one little step is accomplished. The lower plank, as mentioned earlier, had a punky front edge which I rabbeted off. Shown...
  18. I think I've crested the hill for taking junk...

    I think I've crested the hill for taking junk apart. This included rabbeting-off some punky edges which I will replace. While I had the router equipment out, I also cut some 1/4" shallow troughs...
  19. Great inputs from all ! I think I may be best...

    Great inputs from all !

    I think I may be best off if I save the lettered front panel as a souvenir, like Terry has shown.

    As I fiddle with the slide-in drawers (now successfully emptied), I...
  20. I have started tearing into the chest. I would...

    I have started tearing into the chest. I would like to re-use the box-joints a lot. But the thing needed to be taken apart to get rid of the extra fixturing pieces inside. In doing so, the joints...
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    I'm trying to remember if I had seen a little...

    I'm trying to remember if I had seen a little tutorial on splicing in felt repairs, sort of like the fabric version of wood veneer blemish repairs....
  22. Coming (not) Soon! Black & Decker Valve Seat Grinder box fix-up

    Well, I've been out of restorations about 3-4 years now. I got the itch again lately, but I didn't want *quite* the elaborate set of components and rigor that a Gerstner demands. So, I have just...
  23. Thread: Style 14

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    That little chest has really handsome...

    That little chest has really handsome proportions. In fact to me that's what really sets Gerstner apart.... beyond the assembly quality, the design proportions are always excellent.

    Chris
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    Sometimes a colored wax can do wonders. For...

    Sometimes a colored wax can do wonders. For high-budget, Briwax. For low-budget, shoe polish :)

    Send some pictures :)

    Chris
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    Wow, I almost wonder if I didn't read that name...

    Wow, I almost wonder if I didn't read that name in Hemmings Classic Car magazine some months ago... could be my imagination?
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