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    Went on eBay and there was an old beat up chest...

    Went on eBay and there was an old beat up chest with wood mirror frame. He agreed to take frame off and sell it to me.
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    Frustrating to lose a part during restoration. ...

    Frustrating to lose a part during restoration. Learned to keep things in order, but I think the masking tape I was using around the work area picked up a couple of the pieces. Just a complete...
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    Old oak frame for mirror

    Does anybody have an old oak frame for the old mirrors?
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    You should keep us up on the progress of your...

    You should keep us up on the progress of your restorations. My guess I is you are on your way to owning more chests in the future.
  5. Thread: Wedell & Boers

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    Those pictures are priceless to me right now. ...

    Those pictures are priceless to me right now. Thanks so much.
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    Didn’t think about making one....but will now.

    Didn’t think about making one....but will now.
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    Wedell & Boers

    Does anybody have a extra mirror around for a Wedell & Boers tool chest?
  8. Thread: Dayton bound

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    Dayton bound

    I going to the Gerstner owners event that is on Friday. Leaving Thursday from Clarkston Michigan and staying the night near the factory. If anybody needs a ride let me know.
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    Oh.....by the way. At the end I put the new...

    Oh.....by the way. At the end I put the new Gerstner label on since the old one couldn't be saved. Gerstner does a nice job providing older labels, except these. I really work hard making a chest...
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    More pics

    Really like this now that it's completed. Supposedly from one the New England's finest machinists and his record may prove it true.
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    Why do I keep restoring leatherette chests?

    Once again...out of Rhode Island from a gentleman in his mid-80s. It was his fathers and it was a mess. Leatherette was patched using a different technique I recently stumbled on. Handle by "Mr....
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    Funny this was brought up because I was thinking...

    Funny this was brought up because I was thinking about the same thing. I imagine there has to be something scheduled.
  13. Thread: H. Gerstner

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    Terry... your website is my bible. I’ve done so...

    Terry... your website is my bible. I’ve done so many of these thinking I know everything, then I go to your information and learn something different and better. I always try to tweak the process...
  14. Thread: H. Gerstner

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    I do see Gerstner called them cases in the very...

    I do see Gerstner called them cases in the very old descriptions. The Model 38 I’m working on is solid, but once again it’s a leatherette.... which are a pain to restore. Never had a 38 so I’m...
  15. Thread: H. Gerstner

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    Chest of Drawers

    Chest of Drawers
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    Terry...will be sending another “ grip holding...

    Terry...will be sending another “ grip holding device” soon. Gerstner calls these chests...but I see what you are saying. Funny...restored what seems like a million of these things and I don’t know...
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    Daddy

    Found under bottom drawer of Model 38
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    H. Gerstner

    Got an old Model 38 this week. It was from the person that gave us the grenade launcher used in WWII. Truman wrote him a letter thanking him for his service in that sector. Great chest and found a...
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    I had the three piece set and it may have been my...

    I had the three piece set and it may have been my favorite. Match the label and you will find a window for the date. Did you buy it?
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    Oh yea....the big "unless" gets me every time. ...

    Oh yea....the big "unless" gets me every time. Funny how I'm always telling myself I'm taking a break from all this stuff....work on some of my other hobbies that I still do and leave Gerstner for a...
  21. I hope the "Black and Decker" lettering can be...

    I hope the "Black and Decker" lettering can be saved as much as you can....if not, I understand. I have done some "re-lettering" with my paint skills, but I'm really liking the progress of this...
  22. An old one with an interesting pull on front panel

    This is probably a "before 1920" Gerstner tool chest I just restored with a different kind of pull on front panel. Always enjoy finding a Gerstner with wood framed mirror. Always love those...
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    A wooden vintage tool chest being restored and...

    A wooden vintage tool chest being restored and you sharing is definitely appropriate here.
  24. I really like what you are doing

    I really like what you are doing
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    Probably the last leatherette I'll ever do...

    These have been a challenge and I think the real reason I start a leatherette chest is because I'll find them at such a good price I can't resist. All my handles are done by Terry now. It's a must...
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