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 Post subject: Someone to refinish knobs
PostPosted: Aug Wed 28, 2019 11:05 pm 
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I have cobbled together the 5 correct wooden knobs for my AK 447 radio, however the finishes vary so on the radio they look awful. Does any of the gang here know of someone I could send them to for refinishing?

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 Post subject: Re: Someone to refinish knobs
PostPosted: Aug Wed 28, 2019 11:21 pm 
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If this is the AK 447 that you're talking about, I'd send it and your new knobs to ARF member fred taylor for a total redo:

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 Post subject: Re: Someone to refinish knobs
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What a beautiful radio!

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 Post subject: Re: Someone to refinish knobs
PostPosted: Aug Thu 29, 2019 8:30 am 
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Someone in NZ made these knobs for me and they were finished in stain and just lacquered. Don't know what condition yours are but easy to strip with cellulose thinners and could be refinished with a Mohawk toner aerosol.

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 Post subject: Re: Someone to refinish knobs
PostPosted: Aug Sat 31, 2019 7:51 pm 
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I made a jig with 1/4” carriage bolts through a piece of 2X4 spaced out so you could clean and spray them as required. You could clamp it in a vice or down to the work bench. Depending on the type of knob, you could file a flat side in the bolts if there is no set screw to tighten them down.

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