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  1. Chair Identification

    Started by hap97, 12th Jul 2008 07:56 PM
    australian, cedar, central, chair, chairs, cushion, decade, dowel, front, hap97, identification, identify, imported, period, style, supported, varies
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,039
    4th Nov 2008, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  2. Advice on restoring a blackbean credenza/sideboard

    Started by ramilio, 21st Sep 2008 02:41 PM
    1960s, advice, applying, appreciated, attached, blackbean, crack, credenza, credenza or sideboard, credenza/sideboard, current, finish, flash, glossy, greatly, guessing, help/advice, novice, oiled, paul, photos, restoring, sanding, sideboard, total, veneer, wondering, wood
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,820
    1st Nov 2008, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  3. Removing old putty from windows

    Started by JillB, 14th Jul 2008 07:11 PM
    200, chip, chisel, difficult, door, glass, hardened, holding, jill, neatly, oak, panels, plastic, putty, pvc, remove, removing, silky, size, skips, smell, suggest, tedious, timber, tough, windows, x200
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 11,382
    31st Oct 2008, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  4. restoring veneered cabinet

    Started by AndrewPatrol, 16th Aug 2008 10:46 PM
    accepted, andrew, apply, bubbled, cabinet, challenge, cloth, damp, display, feasable, glue, gratefully, iron, lifted, moments, plan, position, pva, question, reheated, repaired, restoring, sit, sound, tackled, veneer, veneered, warm, weight, wet
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,663
    25th Oct 2008, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  5. Remove Proof Tint from Bone inlay

    Started by LaurieY, 8th Oct 2008 09:45 PM
    antique, bed, bleach, bone, chinese, inlay, marriage, proof, red, remove, restoring, stain, suggestions, tint, wood
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,599
    9th Oct 2008, 04:31 PM Go to last post

    Started by doctorpaul, 3rd Oct 2008 08:52 PM
    advice, angle, antique, avail, bed, brackets, brass, chunky, finishing, googling, iron, mother, pearl, poster, replies, sons, strap, wanted, wrought
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,021
    3rd Oct 2008, 08:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Beldray Brass/Copper Vase

    Started by David Mitchell, 12th Sep 2008 05:13 PM
    /copper, anticipation, beldray, brass, brass or copper, brass/copper, david, information, restoring, vase, vases
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 4,080
    29th Sep 2008, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  8. some sample of restoration work

    Started by chris_77, 17th Sep 2008 08:12 AM
    album, hallo, it.cheers, link, pictures, restoration, sample, work, work.hope
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,338
    17th Sep 2008, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  9. Old pommy furniture

    Started by back yarder, 24th Jul 2008 09:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    advise, ago, appreciated, ash, bench, chairs, clean, complex, england, european, furniture, greatly, idea, imo, job, joints, lathe, leg, loose, matching, migrated, mum, pommy, pull, reassemble, rods, spin, timber, vertical, wood
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 6,680
    12th Sep 2008, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Cutlery Chest

    Started by Cruzi, 14th Jul 2008 05:37 PM
    aid, ammo, arguement, beautiful, brass, bulk, cabinet, chest, contruction, convert, cutlery, decided, destroy, dovetails, drawers, explained, features, finer, finished, history, inlaid, inspection, lot, original, paint, picked, restoration, screaming, tool, utterly
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,126
    1st Sep 2008, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  11. Cracks in veneer

    Started by Maqua, 29th Aug 2008 11:04 AM
    1870s, advice, bedside, burr-walnut, chest, claimed, close, cracking, cracks, deterioration, drawers, english, evidence, fine, lifting, possibly, prevent, purchased, slight, suggestions, treat, veneer, visually
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,072
    1st Sep 2008, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  12. Sympathetic resto burl walnut

    Started by Stuey63, 20th Aug 2008 04:02 PM
    0000, basically, built, burl, burning, cheers, clean, cleaned, cloth, decent, french, grime, guy, hand, linseed, metho, oil, pad, piano, polish, resto, steel, stuey, suggested, sympathetic, turps, veneer, walnut, warned, wool
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,764
    25th Aug 2008, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  13. Removing floor polish from carving

    Started by SkirlGHB, 18th Aug 2008 03:25 PM
    aged, ago, anticipation, carved, carving, coats, dark, detail, english, floor, floorpolish, forcing, grain, ideas, m-i-l, method, methods, non-nechanical, oak, patina, polish, polished, preserve, previous, removing, revealed, ross, search, sideboard, threads
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,491
    18th Aug 2008, 08:26 PM Go to last post
  14. Old hand pump

    Started by lordnelson, 17th Aug 2008 11:38 PM
    amazingly, attached, elements, found, garden, hand, mount, photo, property, protect, pump, suggestions
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,336
    17th Aug 2008, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  15. Anyone Interested in vaneering??

    Started by aienco, 8th Aug 2008 06:07 PM
    ago, expensive, fee, forum, happy, hoping, interested, job, melboune, pair, pay, professional, reasonable, results, speakers, tannoys, timber, tony, vaneered, vaneering, vintage, wondering
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,266
    15th Aug 2008, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  16. Ink stains

    Started by back yarder, 6th Aug 2008 03:08 PM
    elm, ink, oak, product, stains, wood
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,874
    8th Aug 2008, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  17. Finish on old cocktail cabinet

    Started by Shiba, 1st Jun 2008 02:49 PM
    advice/help, art, bought, cabinet, chipped, cocktail, curved, display, drop, edge, finish, forum, front, glass, inside, lifted, mirrors, move, novice, questions, reading, realise, repair, repaired, shiba, sort, tape, top, varnish, veneer
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,127
    7th Aug 2008, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  18. Silky Oak damaged by Brasso

    Started by JillB, 30th Jul 2008 06:56 PM
    advise, box, brass, brasso, damaged, effort, frame, glass, grain, infill, inherited, jill, lamp, marking, normal, oak, overlapped, past, polish, rag, residue, restore, rubbing, ships, silky, similiar, timber, tiny, type, white
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,035
    31st Jul 2008, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  19. What do you call this?

    Started by Waznme, 20th Jul 2008 03:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    ago, attach, call, couch, difficult, game, gday, grandparents-in-law, inherited, lessen, photos, restore, thingo, waz, wife
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 5,112
    21st Jul 2008, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  20. de rusting really rusty iron

    Started by astrid, 26th Apr 2008 11:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    astrid, badly, branding, bunch, cans, corroded, cream, deeply, display, farm, hand, iron, irons, pitted, planes, presentable, purposes, recovered, rusting, rusty, stuff, sythes, thingys
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 4,963
    18th Jul 2008, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  21. Moved: masonite and asbestos

    Started by logankevin2007, 8th Jul 2008 09:53 AM
    asbestos, masonite
  22. Restoration of a walnut chest on stand.

    Started by Woodwould, 24th Jun 2008 01:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    absent, brass, chest, constructed, cross-grain, cut, drawer, drop, front, hand, handles, legs, missing, mouldings, original, period, pieces, pine, rebuilt, removed, replaced, restoration, set, sets, solid, stand, thick, veneer, veneered, walnut
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 4,893
    8th Jul 2008, 01:37 AM Go to last post
  23. Drawer Runners

    Started by hap97, 28th Jun 2008 08:00 PM
    arabic, bottom, brand, build, cut, drawer, fit, glue, grain, groove, ideas, marble, option, oregon, photo, refit, runners, running, slip, slips, strip, structure, surface, timber, top, translators, unit, wood, worn, worst
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,388
    29th Jun 2008, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  24. Table Top Gaps -Finished - Purists Beware!

    Started by hap97, 26th Jun 2008 06:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    11fc, acceptable, adhesive-sealant, beware, black, crack, darker, decided, earlier, filler, fillers, finished, flexible, gaps, groove, joints, lot, month, polyurethane, purists, research, routed, sikaflex, strip, table, timber, time, top, wax, wood
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 4,930
    29th Jun 2008, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  25. Restoration of bookcase doors.

    Started by Woodwould, 25th Jun 2008 09:42 AM
    9/64, astragals, bar, bars, board, bookcase, books, calico, carefully, compo, curved, cut, damaged, door, doors, ensure, frame, glass, glazing, glued, laid, panes, removed, restoration, salvaged, sections, secured, strips, thirteen, tracery
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,248
    25th Jun 2008, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  26. Restoration of mahogany dining table leg

    Started by Woodwould, 18th Jun 2008 10:00 AM
    amount, blend, castor, colouring, considerable, consisting, dining, earlier, found, glued, leg, mahogany, meant, necessitated, permanent, photos, received, removed, repair, replaced, restoration, screws, scrutiny, section, slightly, sound, table, tip, toe, waxing
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,248
    22nd Jun 2008, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  27. Timber Table Top Gaps

    Started by hap97, 6th Jun 2008 06:54 PM
    1200mm, 3mm, black, boards, commercial, compound, crack, dia, dust, filled, filler, finished, gap, gaps, hard, ideas, looked, movements, oak, pva, restoring, rolleyes, round, table, tasmanian, tend, timber, top, unique, wood
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 12,335
    13th Jun 2008, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  28. Moved: new plane restoration project

    Started by tanii51, 5th Jun 2008 11:08 PM
    plane, project, restoration
  29. Question restoring a rusty old baby scales?

    Started by gorotsuki69, 3rd Jun 2008 01:36 AM
    advance, approach, baby, coat, display, etched, fresh, harsh, left, paint, painted, plan, remove, restoring, rust, rustbuster, rusting, rusty, scales, suggestions, weighing, white
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,901
    4th Jun 2008, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  30. To Turn Timber Grey??

    Started by Claw Hama, 21st May 2008 12:03 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bleach, caustic, etc.dunno, grey, hardware, heard, market, product, products, quickly, soda, timber, timberlook, time, turn, web
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 5,716
    24th May 2008, 09:38 AM Go to last post

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