Forums :: Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives :: Books
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Jul Fri 28, 2017 5:38 am


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Philco 60 gets a new face!
PostPosted: Dec Thu 29, 2016 3:39 am 
Member

Joined: Jul Sun 26, 2015 11:34 pm
Posts: 362
Location: Hurdle Mills, North Carolina
Two gouges near the outer face and missing veneer in the speaker area, decided it would look best with a new face. I laid the cabinet on the back side of a sheet of veneer that was enough to cover the all of the front of the cabinet and traced the outside edge of the cabinet onto the veneer. Next I taped a newspaper page to the front of the cabinet and took a crayon and shadowed the scroll on the face, next I taped the piece of newspaper with the shadow to the sheet of veneer and using scissors I cut along the scroll shadow creating the two pieces of veneer I needed to restore the face. I used two coats of Weldwood Gel contact cement to the cabinet and the veneer. Then I placed two pieces of was paper between the veneer and the cabinet, once I was satisfied with the placement I pulled one sheet of the wax paper out and pressed the veneer firmly making good contact. The next step was to remove the next piece of wax paper. I use masking tape to keep the contact cement off the face not getting the veneer. I repeated this process for the second piece of veneer for the middle portion of the front. I use the point of a utility knife (new blade) to trim away the veneer. To fill the grain I use wallboard joint compound. For stain I use Minwax and Behlen Solar Lux.


Attachments:
IMG_2433.JPG
IMG_2433.JPG [ 49.37 KiB | Viewed 1033 times ]
IMG_2430.JPG
IMG_2430.JPG [ 50.46 KiB | Viewed 1033 times ]
IMG_2429.JPG
IMG_2429.JPG [ 48.94 KiB | Viewed 1033 times ]
IMG_2427.JPG
IMG_2427.JPG [ 50.23 KiB | Viewed 1033 times ]
IMG_2428.JPG
IMG_2428.JPG [ 53.7 KiB | Viewed 1033 times ]

_________________
Larry in NC
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Philco 60 gets a new face!
PostPosted: Dec Thu 29, 2016 5:13 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 2252
Location: England
So you stuck the new veneer over the old in two pieces each of two sections, an outer and an inner. Hard to follow from the small pics.

Personally, I would have removed the old veneer first, with a wet towel, an iron and a wallpaper scraper. Then, when well dry sanded the ply face smooth and clean. Had one bad episode later with veneer on top of the old so wouldnt go there again.

Gary


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Philco 60 gets a new face!
PostPosted: Dec Fri 30, 2016 12:10 am 
Member

Joined: Jul Sun 26, 2015 11:34 pm
Posts: 362
Location: Hurdle Mills, North Carolina
The veneer was tight so I decided to leave it in place, the face had some bad gouges, which was my reason for a new face. Most of the time I do remove the old veneer when restoring.

_________________
Larry in NC


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Philco 60 gets a new face!
PostPosted: Jan Wed 04, 2017 11:43 pm 
Member

Joined: Jul Sun 26, 2015 11:34 pm
Posts: 362
Location: Hurdle Mills, North Carolina
Here is the cabinet finished.


Attachments:
IMG_2451.JPG
IMG_2451.JPG [ 44.62 KiB | Viewed 851 times ]

_________________
Larry in NC
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Philco 60 gets a new face!
PostPosted: Jan Thu 05, 2017 10:25 am 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 2252
Location: England
Hard to tell what it looks like from the small, dark image Larry but I hope you are pleased with it.

Gary


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Philco 60 gets a new face!
PostPosted: Jan Thu 05, 2017 4:08 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sun 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Posts: 5967
Location: Long Island NY
Wow,
Noce job on that.. Cutting that veneer must have been trying..
What did you use to cut it?

_________________
No, I am not old.
I restore old things.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Philco 60 gets a new face!
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 1:28 pm 
Member

Joined: Jul Sun 26, 2015 11:34 pm
Posts: 362
Location: Hurdle Mills, North Carolina
Scissors for the rough cut then after gluing the tip of a utility knife.

_________________
Larry in NC


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Philco 60 gets a new face!
PostPosted: Jan Sat 14, 2017 12:27 am 
Member

Joined: Jul Sun 26, 2015 11:34 pm
Posts: 362
Location: Hurdle Mills, North Carolina
Grill cloth and bezel installed.


Attachments:
IMG_2459.JPG
IMG_2459.JPG [ 110.41 KiB | Viewed 688 times ]

_________________
Larry in NC
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Philco 60 gets a new face!
PostPosted: Jan Sat 14, 2017 11:41 am 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 2252
Location: England
Better picture Larry. I can see it turned out excellently from where you began. I might have used a slightly lighter grill cloth though just to lift it.

Here's mine, by coincidence the grill cloth is about the same shade as yours but the cabinet is a little brighter and contrasting.

Attachment:
Phlco front WEB1.jpg
Phlco front WEB1.jpg [ 110.54 KiB | Viewed 680 times ]


Gary


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 9 posts ]  Moderator: Peter

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  




















Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB