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 Post subject: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Fri 02, 2018 12:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Fri 02, 2018 2:31 am 
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That looks like a concrete floor to me?

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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Fri 02, 2018 2:43 am 
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Looks more like a pen to me Greg..... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Fri 02, 2018 7:37 am 
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So show the cabinet. We ain't mind readers.

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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Fri 02, 2018 12:57 pm 
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You guys are all wrong. It's obvious that he turned the bakelite cabinet into a glass shell. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
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I'm guessing that the remains of the cabinet were ground up, mixed with an epoxy and turned into a pen.

Looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Fri 02, 2018 4:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Fri 02, 2018 5:14 pm 
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With a nondescript filename like "img_9821.jpg", it's understandable that the OP linked to the wrong photo file. Who hasn't had that happen to them? It's fortunate that the erroneous file wasn't out of the hard drive's porn stash...


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
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It's fortunate that the erroneous file wasn't out of the hard drive's porn stash...

Oh I dunno; we could have gotten the proverbial cheap thrill before staff discovered and quashed it... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2018 1:37 am 
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To answer many of the questions....an old bakelite radio cabinet was cut on a table saw into 3/4" wide strips. Several of these were laminated together with gorilla glue to form a 3/4" square rod of sufficient length to produce a pen blank. It was drilled then hand-turned on a lathe to produce the pen barrel. Appropriate pen parts were added to produce the pen shown.

Anyone care to send me their catalin case? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2018 2:25 am 
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Or fix the cabinet: http://antiqueradios.com/features/paint.html


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2018 1:42 pm 
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There is one thing I know for sure:

I am not letting you anywhere near my radios! :(

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 Post subject: Re: What to do with a busted bakelite cabinet.
PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2018 6:21 pm 
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A good glue for Bakelite is 'Weldbond'. It has a yellowish color but dries clear and can be mixed with Bakelite dust. I just find it easier to work with than epoxy, water cleanup, it penetrates well and cures strong.

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