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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Mon 15, 2018 11:41 pm 
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The cabinet is pretty much a done deal, I brushed on some Minwax oil stain today and wiped off the excess, let it sit for a couple of days and then use some alcohol based aniline dye to get the corners and the base a wee bit darker. Checked the speaker and found the field coil was opened, so it gets rewound. While I have it disassembled I bead blasted it and spray a clear coat over the clean frame.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Fri 19, 2018 1:43 am 
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Hey.... is that color !!! Been a long time since it had some :D

Big change from this...


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Fri 19, 2018 10:12 pm 
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Have neen following along. First class work Larry! Impressive.

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Sat 20, 2018 10:05 pm 
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Worked on the cabinet a little more, I think I got the color the way it should look and have a few coats of lacquer on the cabinet, let it cure a coupe of days and steel wool with 0000 and then a few more coats of lacquer.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 3:20 am 
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Larry:

Is it just my eyes or does the bottom (base) look a lot different than a regular 12S267...or is that normal?

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 4:03 am 
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The shape is correct the color is too brown, I used medium brown toning lacquer on the base and corners. First I'm going to use steel wool to remove some of the toner and add some some darker aniline dye to see how it looks. If I'm not happy with that I'll go with a darker toning lacquer.

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 1:47 pm 
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Agree on the trim color. Good call.

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 2:02 am 
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Amazing work.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Wed 24, 2018 12:30 am 
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More progress on the radio, this afternoon I wound a field coil for the speaker and assembled it. Tomorrow maybe I get the cone mounted to the frame. I have also recapped the chassis and now I'm replacing some of the wire and the rf choke that was dinner for the mice who took up residence under the chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Sat 27, 2018 11:25 pm 
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Inching forward on the restoration, replaced the power and local distance switch, the rf choke, belts for the tuning motor, the manual tuning and painted the acoustical adapter. Waiting on delivery of a speaker cone and the toning lacquer for the cabinet.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 11:52 pm 
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Finally received the toning lacquer I ordered and today the weather warmed up enough for me to open the shop door and finish the cabinet. I prefer spraying with natural light. I also cleaned up the bezel and sprayed and installed it. Tomorrow's plan is the install the speaker grill cloth. The bottom edge of the speaker board needed a little glue, waiting on it to dry. I replaced the right top corner of the Australian walnut veneer, a portion was missing and it was cracked badly, the rest of the Australian walnut was good. The cabinet shine will back off a little after all of the solvents leave the lacquer.

The chassis is ready to apply power. I have rewound the speaker field, received a new cone and am waiting on a voice coil delivery.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Feb Thu 01, 2018 12:22 am 
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Only one word to say Larry...

Unbelievable :D



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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Feb Thu 01, 2018 2:01 am 
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Larry, that is an amazing transformation from junk to treasure!

I am very impressed! :D

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 2:34 pm 
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Thanks for all the comments, getting near the end of this project. I installed the grill cloth I got from Richmond Designs yesterday. Waiting on a voice coil for the speaker. Chassis recapped, belts replaced, tuning motor checked, all tubes checked, rf choke replaced, field coil rewound and the dials replaced from a donor chassis I had. The acoustical adapter was repaired using orthopedic cast tape and painted with hammered gold paint. The next post from me will be when it is playing and assembled.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Feb Sat 03, 2018 1:42 pm 
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Larry- the color is all SPOT on... Seems I've finally crossed a resto of this cabinet that I find perfect to my taste colorwise. I'm going to re-read the thread now incase I missed it but can you please confirm any and all products that involved color for the main body as well as trims for my record, from stains, dyes, to toners, etc. Congrats, this is stupendous.

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
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I agree Larry got the color just right.



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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 9:51 pm 
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Wow.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Feb Mon 05, 2018 4:23 am 
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Absolutely stunning.

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Feb Thu 08, 2018 6:11 pm 
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LarryAD wrote:
Finally received the toning lacquer I ordered and today the weather warmed up enough for me to open the shop door and finish the cabinet. I prefer spraying with natural light. I also cleaned up the bezel and sprayed and installed it. Tomorrow's plan is the install the speaker grill cloth. The bottom edge of the speaker board needed a little glue, waiting on it to dry. I replaced the right top corner of the Australian walnut veneer, a portion was missing and it was cracked badly, the rest of the Australian walnut was good. The cabinet shine will back off a little after all of the solvents leave the lacquer.

The chassis is ready to apply power. I have rewound the speaker field, received a new cone and am waiting on a voice coil delivery.

Larry:

The cabinet looks terrific!

BR,

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Feb Fri 16, 2018 8:00 pm 
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I have never nick named any radio before, but if I was the owner of this set I would - and call it LAZARUS

Amazing work!


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