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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 7:02 pm   #102
FERNSEH
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Default Re: Baird T5 restoration project.

Hi Stuart,
last week I spoke to the owner of the set and he is agreeable to replacing the side panels if there is any doubt about the condition of the originals. Tongue and groove joints are used to secure the panels into the framework. The hardwood framework is untouched by the worms but the tongues on the panels are a bit chewed up in places.
Interesting to note very little glue was used in the construction of the cabinet. Lots of screws and really tight close tolerance joints to keep everything together. OK, these sets weren't made in vast numbers but nevertheless a lot of investment must have gone into the tooling to make these beautifully constructed cabinets.

DFWB.
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