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Forum topic by LDO2802 posted 03-28-2017 08:42 PM 488 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2017 08:42 PM

Does anyone know if there is a company that will remake woodworking serial plates? I am restoring a planer and the only thing that looks dingy are the plates. I would like them to look nice for the restoration.

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#1 posted 03-28-2017 11:01 PM

Check the VintageMachinery Wiki for a good source of machine badge restoration information… from re-painting to making your own using a color printer and decal paper (wet transfer stuff you soak in water). They also have a rather large collection of vintage decal images to use, or you can make your own.

For Example:

If you want to make your own, but don’t have an image – In many cases, you can take a high-resolution photo of the badge, throw it into a graphics package (I use Gimp mostly) to clean it up, and then re-print. Here is one I did for the wiring diagram on a vintage 1954 Boice Crane badged motor made by Oak Electric, with Billy the Safety Alien holding the original that was on the machine, and the reproduction I made from it:

As you can see, the original was well past gone and could hardly be read.


PS: Obviously, if it’s a black and white badge, you don’t need a color printer :)

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 01:18 AM

Thank you!

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