Wood Graining Flat cabinets

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1 year 8 months ago #2791 by gbraddock
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Recently ask to restore a class 700, I went searching for wood graining tools and techniques. I found a company that has resurrected the original NCR process for doing wood graining. They also sell all the tools and materials to do wood graining. The materials and tools are not cheap, but the results are astounding. After practicing on a flat piece of metal, I was able to do the 700 cabinet. I will be taking a new look at restoring flat cabinets as this machine is very attractive. I have attached before and after pictures to show how amazing I think the results are..Let me know what you think, Thanks, Gene.

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1 year 8 months ago #2794 by RittysMachine
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That is a perfect wood grain. Who did you buy the kit from?

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1 year 8 months ago #2795 by mike novak
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Great Job

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1 year 8 months ago - 1 year 8 months ago #2796 by gbraddock
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1 year 7 months ago #2803 by RittysMachine
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I went to the website and ordered the DVD "Woodgraining, the lost art". I've always wondered how the grain was applied to the cash register. The focus was woodgraining restorations of vintage car dashboards although they did mention cash registers.

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What size of Graining plate did you purchase? They offer 6x15, 10x24, or 12x36.
They demonstrated how to grain rounded shapes, did you do that method for the rounded front of the register or did you just run straight lines?
How did you do recessed areas on the dust cover?

I'm very impressed and look froward to having the need to wood grain something.

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1 year 7 months ago #2805 by gbraddock
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I have the 10" x 24" plate. To roll the cabinet in one roll you need this size plate and the correct roller. You will still need to make 3 or 4 rolls to cover the width of the cabinet and blend the edges. I did roll the curved parts. The indentation in the dust cover is tricky and you will need to use the small graining tools that come in the kit to fill the voids and blend the edges. It takes a bit of practice to learn some of the tricks. I am still learning and practicing on different things. The flat pieces are the easiest.
John Patterson brought the inventor of this process to Dayton to wood-grain cabinets and then it was licensed to the auto makers.

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