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Old 19th Feb 2021, 9:07 pm   #1
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Default Decca 101 recreation project continued.

From a previous thread about this project.

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=146066

Fernseh wrote: "Now I have to find the correct hardwood to make the eighteen vertical slats to complete the transformation of the cabinet from that green horror into a Decca 12" console TV receiver."

I recently bought twenty maple wood strips to make the vertical slats. Eighteen for the Decca 101 cabinet and two for construction of the wartime civilian radio receiver cabinet.
Spent many hours yesterday and today preparing the strips for the TV set.
The front edges have to be rounded off to resemble the original parts.
The second picture shows how the loudspeaker grill should look like when the job is done.

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Old 9th Mar 2021, 10:49 am   #2
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Yesterday the back board for the vertical slats was made. 5mm plywood used.
Before any attempt to make the eighteen vertical slats the exact dimensions must be determined so a test part has been made from a piece of low grade plywood.

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A labour of love David!
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Old 21st Mar 2021, 11:15 pm   #4
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The eighteen slats are now ready to be attached to the back board Each one is spaced 31.75mm apart. A template will be made for the screw holes.
I'm considering enlarging the loudspeaker aperture.

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Old 25th Mar 2021, 5:46 pm   #5
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Today, the loudspeaker grill was test fitted into the loudspeaker aperture.
Now I know this part of the project is viable a better backboard can be made.

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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 12:00 pm   #6
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Time to strip off that hideous green paint from the doors.

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Old 27th Jun 2021, 1:52 pm   #7
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An amazing job David. I admire your carpentry skills!
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Hi Steven,
thanks for the compliment.
Those green doors are proving difficult to strip. Two applications of paint stripper so far and there's still evidence of that awful green paint to remove. It's called chalk paint.
To make things worse there's a primer undercoat to get rid of.
It was the same with the cabinet.

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Old 27th Jun 2021, 6:21 pm   #9
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Spent a few hours stripping off that green paint from the doors. There is still traces of the stuff but the doors are looking a bit better now.

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Old 27th Jun 2021, 7:36 pm   #10
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This cabinet restoration is very interesting to watch. The veneer on those doors looks superb. Great progress, thanks for posting
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Old 27th Jun 2021, 7:45 pm   #11
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But some of the original awfulness still exists and will in time be dealt with.
Check out those door knobs.

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Old 27th Jun 2021, 9:10 pm   #12
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You've done all the difficult bits. The knobs will be easy. (But I know you know that.)

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Old 27th Jun 2021, 9:43 pm   #13
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There's some internal work to be done to allow the installation of the Plessey Mark 1 chassis. The cabinet originally housed a projection receiver, model 121.

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