I installed the pitman rod today. It is so pretty.
The balance wheel, the foot pedal and the skirt guard all look so good compared to the irons. I think that when I retire I will just pull this whole thing apart and redo the irons. The timber is pretty good.
It does need some work on the veneer. I tried the warm iron on top of wax paper, cardboard and a soft cloth. It didn't work.