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    Old Ice Chest

    This thing is heavy ! We also found a repacking date and it's kind'a cool.
    After a morning of stripping off multiple coats I 'm ready to go find the local swimming hole. Customer wants it back to Oak.
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    Last edited by Dave Hawksford; 06-01-2011 at 07:51 PM.
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    Any way to save that repacking note other than in a photo?
    Those are absolutely gorgeous when restored or in new condition.
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    Jonathan the packing will go back into the chest. The same way I found it turned upside down.
    I've done a couple of these and this one will be documented.
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    Great looking chest and I'm sure it will be even nicer when your done with it Dave.
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    Dumb question....What is repacking ?? Replacing the insulation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Dumb question....What is repacking ?? Replacing the insulation
    Bob it's old insulation board. This piece is the top board just under the Oak Top. The sides were packed and the back and small slivers down the front. It was to say the least a Job to repack these thing.
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    Finished up with this one, Golden Oak, clear coat Satin Lacquer, polished brass. Repainted the interior white. The packing note is back where I found it , under the top.
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    Last edited by Dave Hawksford; 06-16-2011 at 04:40 PM.
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    Looks good Dave. I wonder how many adult beverages that thing would hold?
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    replaced hardware or redid old hardware dave? looks great
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    Stripped the old hardware and buffed it , it was scratched up bad so Wire wheeled them 1st.
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