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    My last Deardorff project

    Dear Sirs
    Here is my last current restoration.
    I bought this deardorff at Glenview, in Chicago.
    The set is more or less complete, and need a large restorations (19 parts).
    The back was completely home made, I found Steels parts near Sir Barry C. Cochran.
    After a complete dismantling, the wooden restorationswere made, and various fittings.
    The varnish is in progress, from 1 month, I make a "French Varnish" which requires 12 layers of varnish.
    The varnish is almost ended, the reassembly of the deardorff will be made the next weekend.
    The bellows will be a home made one.


    The Deardorff as I found.



    The new Home made back.


    The varnish table.


    Close up on the varnish

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    Re: My last Deardorff project

    Emile,
    It's looking beautiful. I envy you.
    Pete.

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    Re: My last Deardorff project

    Many thanks Pete
    This deardorff is a old long Dream...
    I'll post asap the end of this refurbish project.
    Emile

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    Re: My last Deardorff project

    That's a nice sheen on that wood finish!
    I can't see the other side of your camera, but if you're in need of hardware, Ebay user "attrevida" is a good source for original parts. I'm not affiliated, but I can recommend him from my experience as a former Deardorff owner.
    Hope this helps.
    Chris

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    Re: My last Deardorff project

    Many thanks Chris
    Yes I found all the spares parts near "attrevida". Fantastic person, honesty and quality.
    This refurb project is a very nice human adventure, and I project to make a trip in NC for a meeting with "attrevida".
    The parts found near Barry are at the top of the quality, and the service is on the top.
    Emile

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    funkadelic
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    Re: My last Deardorff project

    Don't be bashful. You can sneak across the state line from NC into TN. Eastern Tennessee has a lot of landscape scenery, good fishing, good hiking and good camping.
    If you should find your way to middle TN, let me know and I can recommend some places for you to visit, depending on your interests.

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    Re: My last Deardorff project

    Many thanks, promised I'll contact you when the decision, and the project will be on the road.
    I place here a photo with the front part, before and after.
    It's a quick photo, more nice pics will be ready asap.
    Cheers
    Emile

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    Re: My last Deardorff project

    Last pics, before the bellows.
    Cheers



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    Re: My last Deardorff project

    That is just spectacular. Congratulations!

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    Re: My last Deardorff project

    Just finish the Deardorff Bellows and the restoration.
    Many thanks for every body answered me about bellows questions.



    Now it's time to make some photos...
    With all my best.
    Laurent

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