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 Post subject: Philco Model 20
PostPosted: Aug Wed 14, 2019 2:39 pm 
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Hi Guy's, I hope this is the right place to post this..
I would like to build a Philco model 20 cabinet from scratch.
Does anyone have a pattern of the front panel, or better yet
a doner cabinet, in any condition?

Thanks, Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Philco Model 20
PostPosted: Aug Sat 17, 2019 2:54 am 
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Steve Davis constructed one here...
https://philcoradio.com/phorum/showthread.php?tid=14226

Excellent use of a pin router (bottom) guide.
Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco Model 20
PostPosted: Aug Sat 17, 2019 10:36 pm 
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Thanks Greg, That was a good article...
I was wondering if any one uses Luan plywood for
substrate, you know what's under the veneer?
I also copied a sketch of the front panel, but it's only
a smaller version. I am trying to scribe it to actual size
so I can practice cutting one out with my new scroll saw.
Thanks for any advice,

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Philco Model 20
PostPosted: Aug Sun 18, 2019 4:47 am 
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For quite a number of years here the market has been flooded with Chinese ply.
It's terrible to work with, soft and spongy edges - impossible to work a clean (edge) finish.

Birch ply is... viewtopic.php?p=3008326#p3008326

All ply, irrespective of thickness...
viewtopic.php?p=3018679#p3018679

Random images.
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6P_UgC6FQls/ ... 194741.jpg
http://www.tuberadioland.com/images/phi ... ted_52.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Philco Model 20
PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2019 12:02 am 
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Gary, I will take a look. I have a few 20 fronts, most are in pretty bad shape. If I can find one that has most of the frets, you can have it for the cost of shipping.


Here is a thread I posted a Philco 20 that I restored. https://philcoradio.com/phorum/showthread.php?tid=18013 The cabinet is completely new except for the bottom and the rear arch support, which were original. I also did a couple of mods to the chassis that may interest you.

I agree with Greg, Baltic Birch is the only ply that I use any more.


Steve

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 Post subject: Re: Philco Model 20
PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2019 6:36 pm 
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Hello Steve,

That would be great! I would be more than happy to pay for the postage.
Even a tracing of the front would be most helpful, too.
And maybe the front arch.
Your work is first class... :D
Let me know what you are going to send and how much.
I then will PM you my street address.
How do you want paid?

Thanks, Gary


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