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Full 128k Base Restoration...

HI...VERY PLEASED WITH HOW THIS TURNED OUT...NOT ONLY WAS IT IN NEED OF SOME MAJOR TLC ANYWAY BUT POOR PACKAGING BY THE SELLER COMBINED WITH MORE ASSHOLE POSTAL SERVICES CONTRIBUTED IN THIS BASE BEING READY TO GO IN THE BIN...


SO I DECIDED NOT TO DO THAT AND INSTEAD SPENT SO LONG DOING IT UP THAT IT WOULDVE BEEN MORE COST EFFICIENT TIMES TEN TO SIMPLY BUY A BETTER ONE WHEN AVAILABLE...BUT HEY, SENSIBLE IS FOR BORING PEOPLE LOL..


THESE SHOW THE CONDITION IT WAS IN UPON ARRIVAL...







STRIPPED OUT AND SANDED...

NEW BOTTOM ROUGH CUT OUT OF A BIT OF OLD BOARD I HAD LAYING AROUND AND AREAS WHERE THE ORIGINAL LAMINATE HAS GONE...


NEW FINGER-SLOTS AND BOLT HOLES CUT/DRILLED...


STENCIL MADE AND MY LOGO SPRAYED ONTO BOTTOM AND LACQUERED WITH ABOUT TEN COATS (I DID A 'TEST ONE' FIRST...MORE ON THAT LATER)...



THE INTERNAL DRIP-TRAY CONDITION AND RE-ENAMELLED AFTER SANDING AND CLEANING...




ME TRYING TO PREDICT THE FUTURE AND MIX/MATCH A REDDY BROWN COLOUR USING BOLGERS WOOD DYES OBVIOUSLY NOT KNOWING WHAT THE FINAL COLOUR WOULD BE UNTIL IT WAS OILED LATER...


NEWLY DANISH OILED (WASNT FAR OFF) AND CORNER SUPPORTS GLUED BACK IN...



I LEFT THE ORIGINAL SHATTERED BOTTOM AND ALSO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE DRIP TRAY IN THEIR STARTING CONDITION...I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A KOOL THING TO DO TO ALWAYS SHOW HOW IT STARTED AND THEN ENDED UP...AN CONTRAST REMINDER AS SUCH...

ALL COMING TOGETHER AND A NEW BOTTOM FOR THE TOOLBOX COMPARTMENT....THIS WAS MADE FROM THE ORIGINAL TEST PIECE I MENTIONED EARLIER...



ALL DONE...MULTIPLE COATS OF DANISH OIL...NEW BOTTOM SCREWED ON AND WITH RUBBER FEET TOO...ALL BRACKETS, BOLTS AND FIXINGS POLISHED UP TO MIRROR SHINE...AND A NICE REPLACEMENT TOOLBOX COVER TO TOP IT ALL OFF....







HOPE YOU ENJOYED!

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