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 Post subject: EH Scott Napier Reproduction cabinet Finish
PostPosted: Jun Thu 06, 2019 1:04 am 
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This EH Scott Napier speaker cabinet is a reproduction that Joe the Zenithman gave me to put a finish on, there are two of these cabinets that were made I don't know who made them but very sturdy well made cabinets. I'm sure Joe will chime in on who made them. I backed out on trying to put the correct veneer on to match the factory look, so this cabinet we are going to do a ebony black finish with some silver painted stripes of some kind. A lot of my time will be spent on the finish, if this one comes out lookin very good the other 2nd cabinet may get the same treatment. If not I will put a straight walnut veneer on that one nothing fancy like the factory did. So stay tuned and lets see how this comes out.


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 Post subject: Re: EH Scott Napier Reproduction cabinet Finish
PostPosted: Jun Thu 06, 2019 5:36 am 
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Fred I made those a couple of years ago when I spent the winter in Arizona and had access to a woodworking shop. I used my original Napier that had an All Wave 15 on it and I increased the width of the cabinet to accommodate an All Wave 23.

I was going to try to put the right veneer on it but never got around to it so we will do one in Ebony and see how it turns out and maybe do the second one in the Walnut Veneer I left with you or perhaps in Ebony. You did such an excellent job on my McMurdo Silver in the Ebony Norwich cabinet that this might look really good if I had a nice All Wave 23 with really good chrome on it (which I do not currently have).

I look forward to the updates you will be posting as you move forward.


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 Post subject: Re: EH Scott Napier Reproduction cabinet Finish
PostPosted: Jun Thu 06, 2019 2:03 pm 
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I would love to see that black piano finish McMurdo I did for you a while back , did you ever get it finished up Joe? I want to post a few pics of it here right now to remind me how nice it looked as it was when it left the paint shop a few years ago. Mirror finish polished out, wet sanded with 3000 grit and machine polished , this is what a Steinway piano would look like new. Not one speck of dirt or orange peel or pin hole from open pores in wood, none what so ever. This finish is what you also would find on a Porsche 911 or Rolls Royce.. Not sure if Joe wants the Napier cabinet done the same way it,s very very time consuming, maybe in a semi gloss?


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 Post subject: Re: EH Scott Napier Reproduction cabinet Finish
PostPosted: Jun Fri 07, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Ok this is far as I'm going with the cabinet Joe will have to finish her up with speaker board ECT. I have block sanded the cabinet to insure nice flat surfaces and checked for any imperfection's in the surface. Over the block sanded primer I sprayed on sealer, black lacquer and high gloss lacquer, it will not be buffed out, I'm not after a piano glass like finish, all the seams were seam sealed to give the cabinet a seamless look. Silver painted pin stripe added per Joes instruction. Grill cloth was put there to give you all an idea on a completed cabinet, that cloth does look very nice ,its a zenith reproduction cloth pattern.


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 Post subject: Re: EH Scott Napier Reproduction cabinet Finish
PostPosted: Jun Sun 09, 2019 6:05 pm 
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That's beautiful. Another great job!


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