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 Post subject: Veneer Question
PostPosted: Sep Fri 14, 2018 7:13 pm 
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After a lot of research on this board, I'm ready to try my first veneer replacement on a Philco. I was going to go to https://www.veneersupplies.com/ for veneer, but I don't know what to get.
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Is that oak, or walnut or what?


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 Post subject: Re: Veneer Question
PostPosted: Sep Sat 15, 2018 9:13 am 
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Send me your snail mail address and I will send some old veneer removed from earlier projects . The veneer is walnut. I assume you are going to replace the missing chips around the push buttons.

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 Post subject: Re: Veneer Question
PostPosted: Sep Sat 15, 2018 5:51 pm 
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Email sent with address. Thank you Sir!


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 Post subject: Re: Veneer Question
PostPosted: Sep Sat 15, 2018 6:54 pm 
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I certainly would not try to replace all the veneer, but rather just carefully cut the damaged areas out and patch in new (old) veneer.


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 Post subject: Re: Veneer Question
PostPosted: Sep Mon 17, 2018 4:21 pm 
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Yup, that's what I aim to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Veneer Question
PostPosted: Sep Thu 20, 2018 3:28 am 
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That veneer really looks like Mahogany. Look at the grain pattern, color and the open pores. That doesn't resemble walnut.


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 Post subject: Re: Veneer Question
PostPosted: Sep Thu 20, 2018 10:54 am 
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fred taylor wrote:
That veneer really looks like Mahogany. Look at the grain pattern, color and the open pores. That doesn't resemble walnut.

That was my thought also.


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 Post subject: Re: Veneer Question
PostPosted: Sep Wed 26, 2018 7:40 pm 
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I don't mean to hijack this thread but how dose a person identify what type of wood veneer is on a radio? I am working on my Zenith 9S262 and have read about walnut, mahogany and woods that are good to use as replacements. Thanks for any help!

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 Post subject: Re: Veneer Question
PostPosted: Sep Thu 27, 2018 7:24 am 
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At onetime Constantines offered a sample kit of different veneers, check them or other suppliers for a sample kit. I don't believe the Philco has mahogany, I still think it is american walnut as for me the last name is dowell, wood is in the blood!

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