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mdlbldrmatt135

SK chest... to restore or not?
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:26:47 AM »
The OEM front panel is missing, and the guy I bought it from for all of $5 (he wanted $2) made a replacement from a furnace panel.

The bottom is pretty rusty, but the steel is good.  The top handle is shot as well... anyone have a source for them?

Link to the 3 pics.... https://imgur.com/gallery/F8xQ9QD

woodchucker

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 09:35:37 AM »
Mc master
Jeff
Clausing 8520   SB Model 9a - power hacksaw, Milwaukee band saw in a table.  Delta Rockwell Surface Grinder (not online yet .. being rebuilt where am I going to stick this)
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mdlbldrmatt135

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 10:01:32 AM »
I don't want to use pop rivets.... any tips/how-to's on doing the OEM style???

woodchucker

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 10:18:49 AM »
Buy rivets and a rivet doming tool. (Light weight type)
Jeff
Clausing 8520   SB Model 9a - power hacksaw, Milwaukee band saw in a table.  Delta Rockwell Surface Grinder (not online yet .. being rebuilt where am I going to stick this)
For pics: https://woodchucker.imgur.com

chips and more

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 10:45:36 AM »
I admire your energy to restore the box. I see similar Kennedys at the Fleamarket for around 20 bucks and they would have a handle and front door. Maybe do a nice rope weaving trick for a new handle? Trying to match the color and wrinkle finish for that door will not be easy. Good Luck…Dave

4GSR

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 11:07:05 AM »
The old leather handle can be ordered from Gerstner and Sons, if you want to pay the price for it.  I've seen it for sale from other companies in the past, just have to do some deep internet searching for the sources.

Ken
Ken

mdlbldrmatt135

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 11:23:00 AM »
there is the good old Rustoleum  paints... and apparently Eastwood makes a wrinkle finish as well.     I'm not sure if a Auto paint supplier would  be able to accurately match the green to spray over the textured paint with....

gonna get an estimate on having it media blasted locally....   there's a place about 25 mi away.....

chips and more

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 01:02:28 PM »
Keeping the media grit out of the draw tracks will be tricky.

mdlbldrmatt135

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 01:14:09 PM »
Keeping the media grit out of the draw tracks will be tricky.

It's a simple channel that holds them in, allowing you to pull them out without anything stopping you.

not my pic:

pep

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 09:20:28 PM »
Will pictures help you out?

Pep

pep

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2018, 09:22:48 PM »
One more of the lower lip

woodchucker

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2018, 09:36:00 PM »
I restored a rusty Kennedy box.
https://imgur.com/a/uRMCA
I used rustoleum.. Kennedy wanted $32 per can , I needed 2 cans of rustoleum... so I went cheap.
I found on Ebay some self stick felt they use for silverware.. it has tarnish inhibitors (which are antioxidation ).. $18 for a large amount.
The box came out great.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 10:54:56 AM by woodchucker »
Jeff
Clausing 8520   SB Model 9a - power hacksaw, Milwaukee band saw in a table.  Delta Rockwell Surface Grinder (not online yet .. being rebuilt where am I going to stick this)
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Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2018, 09:48:44 AM »
I restored a rusty Kennedy box.
https://imgur.com/a/uRMCA
I used rustoleum.. Kennedy wanted $32 per can , I needed 2 cans of rustoleum... so I went cheap.
I found on Ebay some self stick felt they use for silverware.. it has tarnish inhibitors (which are antioxidation ).. $18 for a large amount.
The box came out great.



So what's with the ultra tiny text, Jeff?    Do what you like, but that's pretty tough to read.  :(
Terry

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woodchucker

Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2018, 10:54:08 AM »
wish I could tell you. I have a issue in the site issues.. whenever I copy a url the text goes small.
I often forget. I am struggling with this. I'll go change font. 


I copy the url from the address line in the browser, so it doesn't contain font info... its just the way the site works... (using chrome).
Jeff
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Re: SK chest... to restore or not?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2018, 12:07:32 PM »
That's good to know, Jeff, thanks for the update.

Not sure why it does that, but then again, the world is not a perfect place!  8)
Terry

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