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2 years 4 months ago #4396 by thcashregister@msn.com
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    Thought I would share a few pictures of a drawer I restored this weekend. It goes to slate model 311 I am working on. I think if you do a restoration you have to do the drawer.
    I take them completely apart then sand them down. After that I stain them while apart and after they dry I put the first coat of clear on them. After that drys really good I go over them with 0000 steel wool. This makes them very smooth. Then I reassemble the drawer. The last thing I do is give it one last coat of clear making sure I have no runs. I love how they turn out.
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    2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #4397 by thcashregister@msn.com
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    I need help in placing pictures. These look too wide.





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    2 years 4 months ago #4398 by GunnerCG20

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    Looks great, I am going to be doing mine soon. I did get some new bill weights from HBAC and I think I may have to replace the bottom piece because of water damage.

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    2 years 4 months ago #4409 by ncrebay

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    The cash drawer restoration job sure looks nice! Thanks for posting!

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    1 month 3 weeks ago #6011 by PlaneGuy

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    Has anyone ever replaced the bottom of a drawer? I am working on a model 349 and the sides and dividers of the drawer are in good shape but the bottom is trashed. It is split in a bunch of places and looks like it was soaked in water and warped. Luckily, the sticker on the bottom is in good shape so I should be able to save it. Any suggestions?
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    1 month 3 weeks ago #6021 by Peter

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    It's possible. Here's one i did a while back. You need to be able to fully disassemble the drawer. Easier said than done if it's not dovetailed... To soften the remaining glue I used my wife's hair drier and then used an old bread knife to slowly remove the veneer from the wood middle. Going slowly is key here.... I did both sides without issue. When you re glue even pressure is a must to avoid bubbles in the veneer. I made a simple plywood jig and did a thin even layer of titebond glue and clamped the heck out of it. Turned out good. I youre missing veneer you could take veneer off a donor drawer and have the splices under the dividers. That's my 2 cents. Hope that is of use.
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    1 month 2 weeks ago #6044 by 57nomad

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    I usually replace the bottom with 1/4” mahogany. I use the old bottom as a template and cut the recessed for the drawer slides in with a razor and remove about a 1/16” with a sharpe chisel . It takes some time but it looks pretty good when complete
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    1 month 1 week ago #6050 by thcashregister@msn.com
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    Excellent work. Be proud of it and enjoy.

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    1 month 1 week ago #6081 by Vintagepos

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    I have found that if you use white vinegar on the old glue it will soften it up to separate the bottom of the dividers. Sometimes it is difficult to remove the small nails that hold the bottom on

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