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 A couple of before and after restorations.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:05:49 PM on 17 August 2019.
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Sending a few pictures to Brad of before and after renovations of what I think was a Little General in Silky Oak and a Philips 114K.

Little General Valve Radio
Little General Valve Radio
Philips Valve Radio
Philips Valve Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:38:48 PM on 17 August 2019.
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Photos uploaded.

I can't wait to get my workshop happening again. It's been too long.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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Great work on these radios Rudolf.
What type of finish did you use on the cabinets?
My Astor BNS looks like a similar finish to the Phillips radio.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:32:49 PM on 17 August 2019.
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It's actually a couple of years ago when I finished them, I'm sure Vintage Pete has given a better description on how to do it, but I used many coats of French polish with a rubbing pad, finished off with a matte varnish then OOO steel wool loaded with bees wax.


 
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Great work indeed.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:32:26 AM on 18 August 2019.
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Looks like nice sensitive work Rudolph, not over the top mindless mirror flat surfaces.
You can see the texture of years of use on the LG with bumps and scrapes and I like that.
Did you spruce up the chassis on the LG?
I like seeing what is under the bonnet.
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 1:21:16 PM on 18 August 2019.
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HI Fred,
I searched every LG in the Radio &b Hobbies Mag. none of them were inside my radio, the ferrite antenna just didn't fit with the era. I've got a Stromberg Carlson 4A19 which is a great little performer so I duplicated one inside my LG and it sounds great. I'll take a photo if you like.

Unknown Valve Radio
Unknown Valve Radio
Unknown Valve Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 6:50:42 AM on 19 August 2019.
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Yes, a photo please, I like to see what other techs do to solve problems.
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 4:51:44 PM on 21 August 2019.
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Photos uploaded to Post 7.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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