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  • #8018
    Dan Walker
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    I picked this Marconi console last year and during the winter I recapped it.
    Now I have finished the cabinet
    I like the Marconi cabinets and large dials. I now have Marconi models 117, 139 and 138.

    #8043
    phil
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    I have a few of their table radios. Im not good with model numbers but one has a brass front that also works as it’s antenna. and 4 black knobs.. one has glass on the front and the dial lights make the glass dial glow green around the edges. One is a bit newer , it is sort of curved on the bottom a bit like the shape of a sparton sled. the knobs have brass inserts. i restored all three and they work well. The first two have eye tubes.

    Your console looks beautiful. the veneer sure came out brilliantly. I dont’ know if it’s the flash but if Your lacquer comes out too glossy to look like an antique , one method I like it to let the lacquer cure and then I use very fine steel wool lubricated with a mohawk product called wool lube
    it’s here
    https://www.mohawk-finishing.com/catalog_browse.asp?ictNbr=243
    if you decide to try the wool lube dont’ buy much. I bought a littel bottle and it’s like a lifetime supply.

    what seemed to work for me was to just use gloss laquer but then to rub the finish down. it comes out silky smooth because it knocks the gloss down a notch it hides a lot of refinishing “sins”
    I found that since I didnt’ have a spray booth to make finishes come out perfect that I’d just rub the finish out this way rather than trying to do the final coat with satin.

    #8067
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Phil,, The flash is part of the problem with those photos.. I did use a shiny Mohawk lacquer, and the flash makes it look that way.
    I will keep that product “wool lube” in mind.
    Dan

    #8068
    phil
    Forum Participant

    the ribbon in the grain sure came out brilliantly. Nice job on the cabinet Dan it looks really beautiful !

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