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    dan-walker
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    I just finished putting this one in the cabinet. It is called the ”LONDON”
    I did the chassis during the winter, and I did have some problems with the tuning caps,
    and it came with no speaker.
    They had to be cleaned and oiled so they would operate smoothly.
    Usually I strip the cabinets on these but in this case someone had used something like polly on the cabinet.
    It would have been a real chore to try remove it
    I cleaned it very good and sanded down the rough areas and coated it with a coat of sealer and then applied
    The Mohawk toner, the finish coats.
    I guess time will tell how well it stands up.. It does play quite well.
    Dan in Calgary
    This is the third one of these I have owned. Two called ‘LONDON” and one called ”BOMBAY”
    Dan in Calgary

    #11627

    gary-albach
    CVRS Member

    Dan, that is absolutely beautiful. Well done.
    What sealer did you use, and what finish coats?
    Gary

    #11628

    dan-walker
    CVRS Member

    Hi Gary;
    The sealer I use is the same as the one I always use.. it is just a mixture of one part shellac and five parts gas line antifreeze [methyl hydrate]
    You just paint it on with a brush and it dries very fast
    The finish coat is Spray lacquer with high gloss.
    The darker areas were done with Mohawk toner, the top was extra dark walnut and the center bars were done with Vandyke brown.
    Here is a link to the method I generally use, although I don’t use EVERY step.
    Thanks for the comment.
    Dan in Calgary
    https://www.antiqueradios.com/features/lacquer.html

    #11629

    gary-albach
    CVRS Member

    Thanks, Dan. I use shellac diluted with methyl hydrate too, just never thought of using gas line antifreeze! I like the Mohawk products as well.

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