|Forum topic by Ean||posted 07-11-2012 03:33 AM||966 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-11-2012 03:33 AM
Ok guys, so i acquired an old all wood Union machinist toolbox a few weeks back. I was surprised to see all of the hardware in tact (a bit of surface rust but nothing serious) It has B-20 stamped in the back and 57 written on the backs of all of the drawers as well as stamped on the bottom right corner inside of the box.
It is in somewhat solid shape with a few cracks and dings here and there. I wanted to make this my first restoration project and am wondering the best course of action to strip/sand refinish it.
Should I attempt to get some glue in the cracked areas and clamp it to dry, or should I just bite the bullet and attempt to disassemble and reglue all the joints. I am tempted to take the back off and replace it, as there are decent sized chunks missing out near the hinges (as well as a big ugly metal plate screwed on, possibly to hold it all together) . My only reservation would obvioulsy be taking this from 100% original – even though it already has some “after market” parts foolishly screwed in.
Ideas, thoughts, tips?
I will try to upload some photos of the box either tonight or tomorrow as well.
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