March 29, 2023 at 11:17 am #24508
Looking for a Mercury Super 10 — Model 25 cabinet.
Doesn’t have to be pretty, just all there.
Whatever you have got?
Attachments:March 29, 2023 at 2:44 pm #24514
Hey, what’s going on here? I just made a reply to mr-moe, it showed the transaction was completed and accepted. But when I re-opened mr-moe’s post, it had dissappeared into the ether.
Shere goes again.
Couldn’t resist responding to this one. I may be wrong (not the first time), but your chances of finding such a beast is highly unlikely. But then worth a try. However all is not lost. This cabinet is of very simple design, in fact, with the use of a table saw an a router and a few bits, along with a few pieces of Mahogany, a little hardware you could build just about an exact replica yourself. Mahogany is not cheap. But a couple of short visits to Habitat for Humanity, you should easily come up with an old solid mahogany bedroom dresser or cabinet, from which you could salvage enough mahogany for the project. Yes these old pieces of furniture may have some flaws, some nicks and scratches, but that’s OK, it will better represent the era of your radio. Personally, I would measure, cut & shape all pieces, and pre-finish all pieces, and assemble all pieces to form the box using nice rounded “L” Clips on the inside corners. Lots of pics on the internet, so that you should be able to come up with a reasonable facsimile. Somewhere you should be able to find a couple of decorative rosebuds which you can glue on to the two uprights. No one but yourself may ever know the difference. And besides, a cabinet of your own making is much better than no cabinet at all. As for myself I could get a lot of satisfaction from a woodworking project such as this. Maybe I get it from my Grandfather, who along with his brother, handmade, in the old Church, all the railings and spindles around the alter, choir loft, and balconies, as well as the intricate carvings on the main Lectern with its winding staircase, which they also designed and built. Sadly their work was lost at the hands arsonists, who torched the old sanctuary a few years back. All, for me was not lost, because I have a very nice picture of myself standing in that lectern. Your post carries me back to a time when I was much younger. Of course you do not have to limit yourself to the use of mahogany.
LOL with your radio project
RalphMarch 30, 2023 at 10:24 am #24516
Thanks Ralph for the suggestions. I’ve done a lot of restorations over the last 18 years, but cabinet repairs or refinishing
is not my skill set. Even in the lacking of basic hand tools for working wood.
Give me a 300hp diesel engine or a lawn mower to rebuild that I have the tools and skill set to do them.
But that’s it
Do you want to make me a cabinet?March 31, 2023 at 5:32 pm #24520
Good Evening Moe
Right now, I am nursing a problem with my left wrist, and as I work in my garage I also need the warmer weather. Where are you located. I’m in Ontario.
In the next couple of days I will send you a proposel/senario we could posibly work with to solve your problem. So watch out for a Private Message in your email. Maybe, we can, work something out??? “Nothing ventured, nothing lost”
RalphApril 1, 2023 at 8:49 am #24525
Thanks Ralph, located in Quesnel BC.
Looking forward to your proposal.
Still struggling with the 108″ of snow that we’ve had since Christmas. 85-year record.
Only 24″ left to get rid of. Nice warm days plus 7 or 8c and sunny every day. Won’t take long.
Thanks.April 5, 2023 at 6:19 am #24594
Mr Moe Sir
Sorry for not getting back to you as I have still been dealing with that sore wrist. However I have checked out my panelimg suppy which I have have saved from a 65 year old wardrobe closet. Nice paneling. And we can use it at no cost to you. I may even use some of it to build a custom cabinet for my thirteen tube Stromberg Carlson. I have not yet worked out all the details on how to proceed with this project at the present time. It will be necessary for me to get lots of good pics from all angles, of the radio itself, as well as lots of measurements of the chassis. I call it the chassis/base 9of radio itself) even though it is made of wood. Accuracy on this project will indeed be important, as when it comes to your fitting the set into the cabinet, it has to be a good fit. Any way we will cross that bridge as we need to. For most things related here, I will do it by Private Messaging with you.
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