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1800’s era Gustav Becker grandfather clock restoration update #1

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    Posted 5 months ago

    Gage_rober…
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    And, let the restoration begin! I have started taking off the old bubbly finish with paint stripper. I am planning to strip the whole case, and sand it, and then it will be rubbed in lacquer. (I don’t think i will use polyurethane as I originally thought i would because it would be a shame to cover this beautiful piece in plastic) i think that the clock will look very nice in the end . The original finish could have been kept, but i think it was too far gone and needed some freshening up. (And most importantly, my grandmother approves!) Right now the workings are at the clock shop getting worked on simultaneously. Another thing i notice about this clock that may uncover a bit of history is the fact that there is no back access to the clock. Only the front doors open. Also, there appears to be a serial number on the inside of the case. I am
    not currently able to work on the clock and wont be able to for the next week but I will try to post another update next weekend. If anyone has any tips or advice i should take into consideration when restoring the clock case/ hardware, please post it in the comments! Thanks!

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    1. toolate2 toolate2, 5 months ago
      What kind of wood do you think it is?
    2. Gage_robertson_collector Gage_robertson_collector, 5 months ago
      I think it may possibly be mahogany but I'm not totally sure. It has a slight red tint to it and the rings are defiantly suggestive of old growth material.
    3. Shuzbut Shuzbut, 5 months ago
      you going to spray it ..? nice Jet saw ..almost bought one ..still might this summer..smiling
    4. Gage_robertson_collector Gage_robertson_collector, 5 months ago
      Thanks, its my dads. No i am not planning on respraying it, i was going to originally because we have a really nice finish sprayer but i think it will look 100 times nicer with a hand rubbed finish.
    5. Shuzbut Shuzbut, 5 months ago
      ya I have a Hvlp I used for years .. had a old fella teach me about Raw Lacquer and the rule about tack cloths are your friend he would say and smile driving it home .....lol he was a master at 87.....good luck ..I m sure it will come out fine..
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 months ago
      Give it a coat of boiled linseed oil before you apply the hand rub. BOILED NOT RAW linseed oil. That will go a long ways toward preventing cracking and splitting and put natural moisture back in the wood. Just apply it and let it soak in and dry before the final finish.
    7. Gage_robertson_collector Gage_robertson_collector, 5 months ago
      Thanks for the advice!

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