Restoring an Antique Radio
|Clamping and gluing the support board for the radio chassis|
|Gluing the veneer on a side panel|
I tried a little lacquer thinner yesterday on a test section and found that the fumes are such that I will need to have a lot of ventilation if I am to proceed further. Plus, I will have to apply it with a brush rather than dab it on with a paper towel.
Once the stripping is done, and I think that will be the most labour intensive stage, I can move onto the staining, sanding and final finishing. My plan is to use lighter walnut stain for the cabinet and darker walnut for the edging and base plate.
I also plan to replace the decals and the grill cloth. I know that I will not be able to find the original cloth and I am hoping that a reproduction grill cloth that approximates that era will suffice. My goal at the end of the day, is to restore it to it's classic state knowing that it will not be 100% original.