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    kenlew
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    I have found what I believe to be one of the first Union “G” Cases. Trying to decide how to finish it. I had told Ted that I was going to strip it down for a complete restoration. After doing a cleaning, I’m not so sure. The top looks very bad but the rest looks decent.

    Note the metal runners and lack of any slots on ends of drawers. I’ve never seen this before…


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    #32327
    kenlew
    Member

    After cleaning….


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    #32328
    user459
    Member

    Wow! Looks great as it is. I think you’ve stumbled onto a treasure!

    I’ve been using clear Briwax and find I like it a lot. It cleans and waxes at the same time. And it’s a natural product. Very British.

    #32333
    kenlew
    Member

    Thanks, Terry. I’ve used colored BriWax when trying to “pop” the grain but never tried clear to clean.

    #32337
    kenlew
    Member

    Finished…

    #32340
    jerryvan-d30
    Member

    Wow, really nice! I like the character of the old finish and honest wear. I think too many boxes get completely stripped and then look very bland. Off course, for some, there’s no other options but to strip.

    #32341
    toolbox-d12
    Member

    You are a skilled craftsman resulting in a very good looking part of history. I agree with jerryvan……Ted

    #32345
    kenlew
    Member

    Thanks, guys!

    #32353
    kara-d71
    Member

    Gorgeous!

    #32354
    bill
    Member

    Nice job Ken…

    #35868
    fishwats
    Participant

    Thanks Terry. The subsequent chest I’m doing is that Neslein from England. I’ve been operating on it whilst watching for the glue to dry on the Union to buy here. Believe me there has been plenty of time even as the glue became drying on that chest.

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