This cabinet came with the 201-2 I just finished servicing. To read the story of how I acquired it go here: http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2013/01/they-all-look-alike.html
Anyway, today I needed a mindless task. Steven had been keeping a fire going out in the shop. It was all of 50 out there at one thirty this afternoon. Of course it was about 9 outside so I think that was pretty good. I stoked the stove and set to work.
The cabinet was in better shape than I remembered. There is only one area on the bottom front where the veneer has come off. I can re-glue the plywood underneath it and stain it to match.
|The Other Side|
|Front in progress|
To remove the drawers look for the hole inside the drawer. It is toward the back between the rivets that hold the slide to the bottom of the drawer.
Place a screwdriver into the hole and depress the metal spring and pull the drawer out and over it. The drawer will then be freed.
I don't know what kind of wood this is. It is not a hardwood. But it looks quite lovely now. I stripped it with 80 grit stripping sand paper. Then used 100 grit garnet and then 150 grit garnet. I am calling it good. Of course I must remove the top to make the upper trim accessible. I won't try to get the hand hole perfect. Just rough it up enough to accept new varnish.
There were two big stains on the back. Happily they sanded out. Wilson always sits like that and just watches me.
If I am lucky, I can do some more strip sanding on Saturday and Sunday. Then perhaps put some finish on it early next week. I am inclined to leave it as is and not stain the wood before applying polyurethane. If I can get the front sanded more evenly, I will. The palm sander is such a nice tool on the flat surfaces. I wish I had a mini one for the tight places. (TNWSS)
The drawers will be the challenge....they are curved. Patience. Maybe I can make it a meditation.