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Project by KPW posted 02-27-2012 07:27 PM 1070 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a before and after picture of a piece I bought in Essex MA. for $400. All I used on it was Howards Restore A Finish and Howards Bees Wax afterwards. I did remove the hardware and Polish it. It’s a Drexler piece probably from the 40’sor 50’s.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 07:34 PM

Wow what a great looking renewing of finish ,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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KPW

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 08:04 PM

Thanksg Jim. You’re always so encouraging to us all. I was pretty surprised myself that the Howards worked so well.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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Grandpa

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 08:29 PM

WOW! is correct. that turned out like new. You have done a great job on this piece. The question now is can you repeat it? LOL just messing with your mind. It is beautiful.

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Martyroc

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 08:41 PM

That’s amazing, you must have put some serious time in bringing that back to it’s former glory.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Tokolosi

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 08:42 PM

Wow. What a difference! Nice job

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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KPW

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 11:27 PM

Thanks for all the praise but it only took a couple of days. Lots of rubbing. Howards Restore A Finish deserves all the credit. Maybe I’ll try and repro it some day. It looks good in my bedroom though.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 04-23-2012 11:24 PM

WOW, what a difference!

That is one beautiful piece.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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KPW

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#8 posted 04-24-2012 01:46 PM

Thanks Lee. It’s one of my favorites. (until I build my own) Can you tell I’m into Period?

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 04-24-2012 02:01 PM

Just a bit, Ken.

You may notice I have an similar affliction.

18th century American furniture is my favorite, hands down.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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KPW

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#10 posted 04-24-2012 02:15 PM

I did notice. Work on my friend.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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