Post by kinetoscope on Apr 26, 2009 14:36:16 GMT -5
Hello, I am in the process of restoring a few Edison Projecting Kinetoscopes. They were missing some oak boards which I had replicated. Originally they were finished in green oak like many of the cylinder phonograph cases. Does anyone know how to re-create this type of finish?
Tom, APSCO's product is spot on-but and it is a big but-you need to make sure that your replacement parts are not only as close as possible in grain pattern but that they are as close as possible in denseness. Practice on scraps of the same wood that you made your replacements and remember in many cases grain was filled with black grain filler. I restore art and vintage frames for a living and just had to replace a section of an old carved green oak frame and the carving was easy compared to matching the green oak color. They have good instructions and remember a little goes a long way. Abe Feder