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Switchboard stand

Post by escuta » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:52 pm

Hello forum,

I got some excellent help and suggestions in the general woodworking section of the forum some time ago and I'd like to post some pictures of the finished project. It is a stand for a 1940/50s Ericsson hotel switchboard which I've been restoring/modernising/bringing back to life. The wood is a Brazilian hardwood called jequitibá. I used a lacquer finish and orange spray paint on the base that the board sits on. I based the design loosely on Gerrit Thomas Rietveld's furniture and it was simple enough for me to execute with my very basic woodworking skills with hand tools. As you'll see, the joints aren't perfect but they were at least very tight so it should all hold together. A couple of tool shots as well, the last shows the unfinished wood.

All the best!

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Re: Switchboard stand

Post by JonR » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:54 pm

You must have died a little inside getting no replies since posting, lovely restoration :)

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Re: Switchboard stand

Post by escuta » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:06 am

Ha, not at all but thanks a lot :-)

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Re: Switchboard stand

Post by Meccarroll » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:17 am

Well you did it and must have a nice feeling no you have completed your project. It is not quite the norm and rather unusual but you have executed the job well. Excellent!

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Re: Switchboard stand

Post by escuta » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:33 pm

Thanks a lot and thanks again for your assurances when I was asking about the structural soundness. It does seem very sturdy. I may be back soon asking questions about another project with some tricky angles. It'd be great to have your input! All the best, Iain
Meccarroll wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:17 am
Well you did it and must have a nice feeling no you have completed your project. It is not quite the norm and rather unusual but you have executed the job well. Excellent!

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Re: Switchboard stand

Post by ScaredyCat » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:56 am

This post is why I joined the forum.

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