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Taking Apart Fiddlebase and Painting It

Taking Apart Fiddlebase and Painting It

Old 06-16-2023, 03:54 AM
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Default Taking Apart Fiddlebase and Painting It

I purchased a fiddlebase (Model 12) to restore. This is a new venture for me. I'm looking on the internet for videos and write ups to get ideas and helps. I'd like to correspond with someone who has done this before to ask questions. If you have done this can you send me a message?

My latest question is to figure out how to remove the rear slide plate. I've put penetrating oil on it from the top and underside and tried tapping it out but it won't budge.
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Old 06-16-2023, 07:08 PM
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Patience! It took decades to get stuck. It may take a few days, weeks, or even a few months of oil, heat, gentle tapping...

Be sure if you tap, use a wood block between the hammer and the slide plate, the plates are of a softer steel.
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Old 06-17-2023, 05:57 AM
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Pretty machine!
Victorian Sweatshop forum is all about vintage machines. These people have tons of experience, and they love to help.

You could also try posting here on this page (You'll find lots of good advice to read, too)

have fun

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