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    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
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    My son took my old Singer cabinet apart for me today and I started stripping varnish. Wood is beautiful.

    HOWEVER! I just did the lid and one fold down piece ---------without rubber gloves. Darn that stuff burns. I've not done any stripping for a good while and forgot how mean that stripper can be.

    Anyway, results so far............
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    This is going to be gorgeous! Protect those hands!!!

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    BEAUTIFUL! One should ALWAYS strip carefully!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    This is going to be gorgeous! Protect those hands!!!
    LOL, believe me, I'm buying rubber gloves tomorrow. I'm always fascinated by how beautiful bare wood can be.

    I'm going to finish this with a satin polyethylene.

    I thought the metal frame was in good shape, but it's a tad rusty, so I'll have hubby sandblast it and reapply enamel-----------and maybe even gold leaf on the name and symbol.

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    She's going to be a Beaut!!!

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    You can't even buy wood of that quality any more. It will be gorgeous when done and well worth the effort. Wish I had a treadle cabinet to refinish.

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    Gorgeous!

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    Please make sure to wear eye protection also. One splash of a very small size could really damage your eye.
    The wood is really beautiful.

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    ha, ha. once i sat on a paint can lid that had chinese red paint on it and i had short shorts on. all we had was napthol (think it was) and rubbed my bum with it. talk about burn.!!!!

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    I hope you show a pic of it when it's done. It will look beautiful.

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    That makes me nostalgic for the 70's when I bought a very ugly painted and gouged headboard for my son for when he moved to a "big" boy bed. $5 was all I could afford back then. So, I stripped it, and sanded out the gouges, stained and varnished, and it was absolutly beautiful!! That was the last furniture I refinished. You make me want to do something again. But DO protect your precious sewing hands, OK?

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    You're right ..paint stripper is horrible and it does burn.Your cabinet will be beautiful when finished. I used to strip a lot of things when I was younger. I have to do my Singer treadle. Don't look forward to doing it, though.

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    That is going to be a gorgeous cabinet when you finish.

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    Gonna be great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    You can't even buy wood of that quality any more. It will be gorgeous when done and well worth the effort. Wish I had a treadle cabinet to refinish.
    I've got another to refinish--------------but I want it back when you are done! tee hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILove2quilt
    I hope you show a pic of it when it's done. It will look beautiful.
    Certainly!

    As long as you are not looking for a completed cabinet this week. I get distracted easily.

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    this is going to be gorgeous!! Protect your hands!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slk350
    You're right ..paint stripper is horrible and it does burn.Your cabinet will be beautiful when finished. I used to strip a lot of things when I was younger. I have to do my Singer treadle. Don't look forward to doing it, though.
    I used to do lots of refinishing. but it has been a while. The stuff I've got now works great. Don't ask the name. I'll have to go look. It's from Menards, however.

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    Looking good

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    I've sprayed the iron base of my sewing machine twice with CrudCutter. The brushed it and sprayed it down with water. It appears the only dirt on it is cigarette smoke. That ugly goldy/brown color just rolled off as I sprayed it.

    Later today, I'm going to spray paint it with gloss black enanmel.

    OH, and I've got 6 out of 11 pieces of the wood done. The framework that holds the drawers might be the most difficut.

    Got some gloves rated for chemicals. The yellow kitchen gloves sprang a leak and let the stripper residue inside the glove. TALK ABOUT BURN!

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    Your getting there.

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    Wow! what a difference. It's going to be beautiful.

    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by bepositive
    BEAUTIFUL! One should ALWAYS strip carefully!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    ROFL or not at all. I can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing.

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