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Restoring a Jones Treadle Cabinet

Wychall

Restoring a Jones Treadle Cabinet
« on: February 02, 2020, 17:42:33 PM »
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My lovely Jones treadle machine and cabinet have now gone off to a new home. My good lady was most disappointed so I have started to refurbish it's replacement.



Just a quick polish, do you think?

Oh well, let's take it apart then.



Put the doors to pickle in paint stripper.....



Getting better.....



Much better!




I think the lid needs some attention now....



Watch this space, I'll be back soon.

« Last Edit: February 02, 2020, 17:45:56 PM by Wychall »
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G, Futura 1000, Innovis NV1250 and a Jones CS treadle. New arrival Brother XE1 Stellaire

Gernella

Re: Restoring a Jones Treadle Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 18:06:37 PM »
Well even with these pictures @Wychall, I can tell you know exactly what you are doing.  That little glimpse of the woodwork after treatment was enough to get me interested. 

A miracle in the making, good luck.
Stash extension 2020 - 4.7 meters
Left at the end of 2019 - 39 meters

Wychall

Re: Restoring a Jones Treadle Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 19:23:34 PM »
Thank you for your comments @Gernella , I enjoy a challenge. I have now stripped the lid, looking good on the inside with a wipe of linseed oil.



Unfortunately the top surface is not quite so nice. Evidently the veneer had been compromised so was stripped off before painting. It will need quite a bit of work to improve it's looks.



I now have both the lid and a new sheet of veneer sitting in the spare bedroom where it will stay for a couple of weeks to acclimatise and dry before being resurfaced.

Work continues on the doors though. Mustn't get bored....
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 19:33:12 PM by Wychall »
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G, Futura 1000, Innovis NV1250 and a Jones CS treadle. New arrival Brother XE1 Stellaire

arrow

Re: Restoring a Jones Treadle Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 20:55:33 PM »
I am impressed! How did you get the white paint off? I have a few pieces of furniture someone painted white, and I have so far managed to sand it off half way. I love the classic stained oak finish.

Wychall

Re: Restoring a Jones Treadle Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 21:10:50 PM »
@arrow
Sanding wasn't an option due to the heavy carving on the doors so I resorted to paint stripper. Nothing seems to work as well as the strippers of old so I tried numerous 'new' versions. The best I found to be Nitromors or Paint Panther. It was then multiple applications, scraping, wire brushing, alcohol spray and so on. Then out came the little dental pick to get the remaining flecks out of the grain and the little nooks and crannies. Then out came the sandpaper, blister cream and muscle rub. No one said it was easy.  ;) Next will be a couple of coats of linseed oil and then the traditional shellac.

I agree about classic stained oak, and also mahogany, which this is.  :devil:
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G, Futura 1000, Innovis NV1250 and a Jones CS treadle. New arrival Brother XE1 Stellaire

Wychall

Re: Restoring a Jones Treadle Cabinet
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 10:37:00 AM »
Starting to see some progress now. Both doors stripped, with the first one sanded and oiled. Finally seeing the glow of the mahogany. I just wish I had some heating in the workshop!


Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G, Futura 1000, Innovis NV1250 and a Jones CS treadle. New arrival Brother XE1 Stellaire

b15erk

Re: Restoring a Jones Treadle Cabinet
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 10:40:42 AM »
That is looking beautiful @Wychall !  Wish I had the time to spent on mine.  Although mine isn't in a cabinet, the cover is in very poor shape, and I don't know where to start with the machines - I'm more used to Singers.

You've worked hard getting the wood to look so lovely.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.