Another fun restoration project

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Blog series by wdkits1 updated 10-22-2012 06:09 PM 3 parts 8468 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Buch's Pennsylvania 3 Cornsheller ?

10-11-2012 07:20 PM by wdkits1 | 2 comments »

Hi everyoneMany of you saw the custom Intarsia tap handle project that I completed which required lots and lots of patience and was very challenging to say the least. I mentioned that my next project was the complete restoration of a 1897 ” Buch’s Cornsheller” which does not require much scrolling but does present many different challenges the least of which is the custom paint job. I have restored 2 Hocking Valley cornshellers and these type of projects are just so much fun...

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Part 2: Let's do some woodworking

10-15-2012 04:16 PM by wdkits1 | 2 comments »

This cornsheller project was a little easier to do than the last one mainly because I actually had all of the wooden components in tact to get the measurements from. The parts for the frame are all made from white oak and measure 1 3/4” x 2 1/4. Once I cut all of the sections to rough length I jointed, cut to width and planed everything to the proper sizes. The first step was to turn the 2 little handles on the lathe.The frame is is held together with mortice and tenon joinery so I se...

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Part 3: The Paint Job

10-22-2012 06:09 PM by wdkits1 | 2 comments »

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 unti...

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