Another fun restoration project #3: The Paint Job

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Blog entry by wdkits1 posted 10-22-2012 06:09 PM 4316 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The paint job is probably the most time consuming part of the restoration. After trolling the web to find suitable photos of the Buch’s sheller to get the details, I then have to make the custom stencils. Each stencil is hand drawn, then cut out using an exacto knife. Once this is done then each stencil is placed on the spray painted parts of the sheller and using a foam brush the paint is applied . After the stencil is removed, I do any touch up and filling in with an artist brush until it looks good and uniform.. Hand Cut stencils

Once all of the stenciling is done I do all of the pin-striping on the frame and begin assembly.
So here is the Buch’s Pennsylvania 3 cornsheller completely restored to working order and looking good.

Another Fun Restoration Completed

-- Mike --

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John Gray

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 06:43 PM

Thanks for the post I have an affinity for old farm implements as far back as we can trace my family have always been farmers, cattlemen, and horsemen.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 12:48 PM

Oh man, that’s a super nice restore

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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