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Old 07-18-2015, 10:27 AM
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Hello all,

I picked this up machine from a friend who owns an antique shop. She wants to save the base, refinish it, put a top on it and display small items on it. I think this is the worst case of neglect I have ever seen. Has anyone seen worse?

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Old 07-18-2015, 10:39 AM
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Doesn't look like there's much left of that poor old girl. If only she could tell us her story. Hopefully it wasn't all as sad as the ending.
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Oh Dear!!!!!
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pretty bad!
It would be a good 'green' save for the irons, tell her to go for it.
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I've seen similar on Craigs List for a truly unreasonable amount of money. I don't think I've seen worse short of a fire that 10x posted about though.
It can be made to run again but it would be a labor of love or just because you can.
If you want a custom painted machine, that's a good candidate.
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Look up electrolytic rust removal. It's a great way to derust things in that bad of shape.
Are you going to try to save it?
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​I think you need to hold a funeral.
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Rodney
Look up electrolytic rust removal. It's a great way to derust things in that bad of shape.
Are you going to try to save it?
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Current plan is to Kroil all bolt and nut connections and let it soak for about 1 week then I will remove the head and set it aside for a while and sandblast the base and see what I need to do in order to ready it for a table top.

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That's pathetic. My wife said it looks like it went through Katrina. I think much worse than that.
Lots of penetrating oil to take the base apart, then sand blast the irons. As for the machine ........ sniff, sniff cry.

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I have to agree with the funeral plans. Poor thing. It lived a hard life.
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