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Thread: refinishing sewing machine cabinets

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    You can find Glenn's tutorials by going to his profile - click on his name and then when you get to his profile look for his "find latest started threads" Then you can click that and look at the threads Glenn has started. In there you will see various tutorials you can click on and view them. He has a lot of info. If you like you can also send Glenn a private message and ask him questions. I have a lot of info on repairs. You can go on my profile and look through started threads and read up on repairs. well other stuff too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by beeIee View Post
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    I am a new member and do not know if you are still responding to persons such as us, but I have a Honeymoon treadle machine which I love, but the wood needs cleaning (I do NOT want to remove the finish, I just want to clean it and protect the existing finish as much as possible.) I WILL be replacing the venner or part of the table top which folds out to the left from the hinges because the veneer is splitting and missing in places, causing snags in my fabric. Also, the wood is beginning to separate, so if I can, I would like to use glue to keep the main piece of wood under the venneer. Do you have another tutorial just for taking care of the veneer and other wood and replacing patches?
    Clean the cabinet first with my solution one before doing anything after cleaning then you can repair the veneer. Look at my tuts then if you have questions please Pm me and I will be glad to help anyway I can.
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    beeIee, the tutorial of Glenns' that I looked through is: go to Home page, In Quilting Forum Sections the 6th section down is the Tutorials section. The one I read was found on the 4th page of the tutorial section.

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    What do ya'll use for the areas that are not shellaced? The wood is so thirsty for oil but I don't want to leave sticky stuff on the drawers and runners.
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    First place wood is dead and does not need to be fed oil on raw wood that was never shellaced. The wood without a finish looks dry from age and not being finished. But to make it look better you can wipe on a light coat of boiled linseed oil. On the drawer runners I use an old white candle and rub on the runners to make them slide easy. Do this on the the drawer bottoms to that rub on the runners. If you wipe with linseed oil make sure you wipe it off well so it will cure fast. The oldtimers never wasted finishing products in area that would not be seen. The wood looks dry but really it is just fine. Hope this has answered your question.
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    Wonderful topic and thanks for sharing your knowledge. My grandfather went through a phase where he painted wonderful furniture a really horrible mustardy color. Including my great grandmother's sewing machine cabinet. When I eventually inherit the machine, I plan to refinish the cabinet, hopefully back to natural glory.

    Cheers, K

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