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    Default Wood repair for old Mantel Clock

    Hi guys

    New to the forum.

    I've just bought a clock I dont know much about it so hoping the image's below with throw some light on it.

    Problem with the clock i that it was kept up in an attic that was leaking water and the clock had several years of water damage, the wood is solid enough with no rot its just the ply wood skin that is on the top and front have become slightly rippled in places, see pics below, I'm just wondering the best way to go about restoring it, sand it down or replace the outer wood skin, its shamefull how anyone could leave a clock like this in the attic.

    Mechanical wise it's flawless and runs fine and has a beautiful Westminster, whittington and St michaels chime.
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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: Frasier)

    I'm moving this to Clock Case Restoration and Repair.

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    1. Check out the Repair Hints & How-To's forum. You may find your answer there.

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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: bangster)

    Ok decided to do the outer veneer the wood underneath was in a right state due to water damage and lifting in places but all sorted now and it's coming along quite nicely now.


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    I have all my images at my Flickr page if anyones interested Flickr.com/sega32bit
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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: Frasier)

    Quote Originally Posted by Frasier View Post
    Ok decided to do the outer veneer the wood underneath was in a right state due to water damage and lifting in places but all sorted now and it's coming along quite nicely now.

    I have all my images at my Flickr page if anyones interested Flickr.com/sega32bit
    That's quite an improvement - remarkable in fact. I'm impressed. How many hours do you have in it?

    Tom

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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: gleber)

    Thanks Tom, its taken a good week to get it sorted and counting.

    More shots, hoping to get the movement in later this week I'm hoping my new main springs will be here so I can finally finish it.

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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: Frasier)

    Wow!...I definitely have to hand it to you on the restoration of that beautiful clock!

    That clock is simply stunning and I agree, how could anyone just leave such a beautiful time piece such as that, abandon up in the addict (or any place isolated for that matter?)

    You've done an excellent job restoring it.

    Could you post pictures of what the final outcome of the restoration process of the clock?

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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: Mr. Time)

    Very impressive work.

    Ron

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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: Rockin Ronnie)

    By the way, who is the maker, manufacturer, etc. of that particular clock?....movement?

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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: Mr. Time)

    Looks great, a big improvement.
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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: Mr. Time)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Time View Post
    By the way, who is the maker, manufacturer, etc. of that particular clock?....movement?
    Smiths or Garrard perhaps?

    Ron

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    Default Re: Wood repair for old Mantel Clock (By: Rockin Ronnie)

    Nice work on the finish. What's the white stuff you were using? Did you re-veneer the whole case?

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