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Old 25th May 2019, 2:57 pm   #8
David Simpson
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Default Re: A Hopeless Mahogany Case ?

Well, the end is hopefully in site. Two coats of COLRON Deep Mahogany Wood Dye, & four sprayed coats of MOTIP Clear Acrylic Varnish with some gentle rubbing with P600 & P1500 after coat 2. I never expected the badly stained lid to recover 100%, thanks to some Mining guy spilling some god awful chemical(leaking dynamite ?) or liquid on it - maybe 40 or 50 years ago. Thankfully the scraping, sanding & wood dye has eliminated most of the scratches.
There were 12 wee rubber feet supported by brass rings. Those manky rings are presently soaking in Coca Cola, but will be cleaned up along with the rusty hinges & clasps. Next - put everything back together, then more wrist exercise applying a decent wax polish.
Mahogany cases like this - a toolbox like Herald 1360, a homebrew Crystal Set or 2 valve TRF, or a homebrew item of test equipment. Whatever I do with it, my two black labs wont be allowed near!
At the same time as all this sanding & varnishing, I've also been doing the Ambassador 545 veneered cabinet. So must get back to that pdq.

Regards, David
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