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#26 Jim Svetlikov

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 05:22 PM

Full view of Tasco OTA, finder and mount.

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#27 Jim Svetlikov

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 05:24 PM

Closeup of mount, finder and aft end of OTA

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#28 Jim Svetlikov

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 05:27 PM

And of course, the microscope for my son. The book was published in 1963 and has printed "$1.00" in upper right hand corner.

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#29 Tom L

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 06:15 PM

Jim, nice scopes! Both of them! Good score! :smirk:

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 10:35 PM

Jim, very nice! The telescope looks brand new.

#31 Jim Svetlikov

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 02:34 PM

Thanks guys - this scope should work great once I get the diagonal and focus problems solved.

However, I spent a little time sanding down the microscope box pictured above and restained it with a dark shade of cherry and replacing the hasp and hinges with brass.

I used a technic I saw on a library video in which the stain is globbed on a little thicker in some parts and rubbed off a little in others giving the impression of antiquity.

How do think it turned out?

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#32 Jim Svetlikov

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 02:35 PM

Another view

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#33 Tom L

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 04:45 PM

Looks old! Nice job

#34 Jim Svetlikov

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 07:12 PM

Thanks Tom - the pictures do not do justice. My wife was shocked when she saw the final product. Now she wants me to do the same thing to three sets of antique dressers that need attention.

I may have created a Frankenstein!

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:32 PM

Uh-oh... :o The honey-do list just got a little bit longer...

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 09:20 AM

Thanks Tom - the pictures do not do justice. My wife was shocked when she saw the final product. Now she wants me to do the same thing to three sets of antique dressers that need attention.

I may have created a Frankenstein!


If they're truly antiques, you'll negatively affect the value by removing the original finish. :shameonyou:

#37 Jim Svetlikov

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 12:44 PM

bierbelly

I think that some antiques are true antiques that have not so good, bad and very bad finishes. By restoring them and finishing the wood correctly the value increases, right?


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