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 Post subject: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Dec Sun 29, 2019 5:10 am 
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Here's another one you don't see much off these days, I don't know the model number but I was told its a very rare model. This was painted brown with no wood grain visible and had a thick coat of varnish type on top. It was tuff getting it off not to harm what was underneath.. Looks to be walnut and was in decent shape except for a few spots. The funky grill cloth was glued in with wood glue and that was even harder to remove and to top it off the speaker grill was coming apart. It was like doing brain surgery getting the cloth off the grill. I do have to fix the grill area, the upper wood brace was missing so I made a new one and that will keep the top from sagging also. Will post progress more Sunday.


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File comment: That grill cloth is not original, that stuff was glued down with wood glue. It was that plastic type grill cloth you see on amplifier's.
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File comment: Veneer on sides coming loose
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File comment: Look at that mess. Speaker grill area coming apart
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File comment: Stripped, some good lookin walnut there.
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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Dec Tue 31, 2019 12:46 am 
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Finished cabinet today, this one had a bunch of problems especially with the speaker grill area. Had to piece it back together on the back side and reglue. The front wasn't the problem just the back side. The veneer used on this cabinet looks like black walnut, even after stripping and sanding it was still dark. Radio is solid now and will look very nice once its all put back together.


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File comment: Looks nice, smooth satin finish
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File comment: Picture of same model found on line, same dark wood tone
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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Jan Fri 03, 2020 4:39 am 
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I always love your choice of colors. Can you share with us what you used to arrive at this finish? Thanks Mike McKenzie


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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Jan Fri 03, 2020 2:20 pm 
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Hi Mike, black on the trim, medium dark walnut stain then sprayed some light dolden oak toner over the veneer keep in mind I use Mohawk products, other products will not be the same such as Minwax and others.


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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish. (COMPLETED)
PostPosted: Jan Fri 31, 2020 4:18 pm 
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All put back together, very nice . Customer very pleased with the first 3 cabinet restorations that were sent to me. More cabinets on the way thur Fed Ex , for those collectors that want high quality refinishing and cant do it them self's now have a place to get them done here in the middle of the country Dallas Tx.


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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Jan Fri 31, 2020 7:00 pm 
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Hi Fred -

Can you elaborate a little on how you fixed the speaker grill area? In one of your photos, captioned "Repairs done", it looks like you used a filler of some sort. Was the fix all filler or did you glue in some thin pieces of veneer? Did you have the original pieces or did you have to cut your own?

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Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Jan Fri 31, 2020 10:30 pm 
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Another fantastic restoration by Fred Taylor. I am a very satisfied customer of Fred's and he has refinished a number of very high end radios that form the nucleus of my collection including a McMurdo Silver Norwich in Ebony, a McMurdo Silver Bristol, a Scott Napier, a 1938 Zenith 12S267, a Walton, an Arvin Rhythm Maid and a 16A63 Stratosphere. There is no one I would trust more than Fred with my treasures and he is 800 miles away from me. I give him the highest marks, and you can trust the quality of his work. (This is not a paid endorsement!)

The February issue of Radio Age has an article showing Fred's Superior work on putting a beautiful ebony finish on a couple of Scott Napier reproduction cabinets I made a while back. To the purist Mr. E. H. Scott did not put that finish on them, but when if he saw this finish he would have.

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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Jan Fri 31, 2020 10:36 pm 
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markg123 wrote:
Hi Fred -

Can you elaborate a little on how you fixed the speaker grill area? In one of your photos, captioned "Repairs done", it looks like you used a filler of some sort. Was the fix all filler or did you glue in some thin pieces of veneer? Did you have the original pieces or did you have to cut your own?

Best,
Mark

I glued back all the pieces back into place what was left and re glued all of the separated grill area. None of the front was affected. I used a polyester filler on the inside to fill any gaps.


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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Feb Mon 10, 2020 2:17 am 
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Wow! I dont think that radio looked that good when it was new. Beautiful job, Fred.

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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Feb Tue 11, 2020 3:42 am 
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AMAZING!


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 Post subject: Re: Angry face Climax refinish.
PostPosted: Feb Tue 11, 2020 6:45 pm 
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I can't help but find the the moniker ' Angry Face Climax' humourous.

Beautiful set despite the name.


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