Restoring Model 3 Woodie

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1 year 8 months ago #1923 by gbraddock
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I started restoring this model 3 woodie made in 1891. I have had to make my own clam shell inlays and brass rounds (dots). I am about finished with the drawer and it looks good. I want it to look old but nice and as much as possible,close to an original look. I will do the counter lid next. I was wondering if anyone has a need for the inlays and trim as I have the means to make more. I have discovered that the clam shells on the lid are all slightly different because they were most likely all done by hand. They also used a lot of colored filler around the inlays. I still have a lot of work to do and I will keep you all updated.
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1 year 8 months ago #1925 by 57nomad
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Nice job on the drawer front, how did you cut your inlay pattern?
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1 year 8 months ago #1930 by gbraddock
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The short version is, I scanned the drawer front into my PC. Then imported the JPEG file into Corel Draw. I then use the image to draw the cut lines of the clam shell. I took the finished file to my local Rockler Woodworking store and they cut the inlays on their laser cutter. Of course they want to sell me a scanner. The good news is my wife said OK. I haven't bit yet.
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1 year 8 months ago #1948 by NAV
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Exciting to see members utilizing their creativity in restoring registers. Restoration should be a fun filled and rewarding challenge and experience.
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1 year 7 months ago #2095 by ncrebay
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WOW!!! You did very well on this drawer front of the model 3 woodie! Hand painted the clam shells, it just looks like it was when it was new! Beautiful job done! Can't wait to see more of what you will do!

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