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Old 26th Oct 2020, 5:57 pm   #21
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I once heard "gentlemen and gentleladies" so "gents" may well be asexual.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 6:40 pm   #22
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I have one of these and didn't realise that the sides were wood grain finished. I bought mine with just the curves front/top grained. They looked dreadful so I polished them back to the Bakelite and quite happy with the finish as the Bakelite has a nice deep lustre.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 7:08 pm   #23
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Ref post #19

Likewise,

What a stunning Job you did there Steve.

Shows what can be done with a bit of patience and Skill.

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Old 26th Oct 2020, 7:56 pm   #24
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Just as a matter of interest, are there many women on this forum as I have slipped up a couple of times and posted "thank you gents".
Quite a few members, and of course we are an open internet forum.
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 11:58 am   #25
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Beautiful job Steve.
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 1:36 pm   #26
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Thank you all for the kind words. The 'trick' to obtain the glowing effect is to build up the grain over the top of a plain gold substrate. Hard to be certain, but it looks like this was what was done originally too.

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Old 27th Oct 2020, 3:33 pm   #27
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Yes, definitely a gold base coat.

Cheers Steve.

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