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Old 12-05-2014, 09:50 PM
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I'll go back to work on the drums tomorrow. Today I got to 'break bread' with a good friend... great time, Mick. You are always welcome at Rancho Purdie.

John
What, no new pics of the resto? Come on John, quit "loafing" around.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:16 PM
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John- I didn't touch a crumb until I got home!

Jeff- I had to give Bev props, the bread she baked is THE BEST that I've ever eaten. I could see myself raining indescribable horror down on that warm loaf with a knife and a stick of butter!!
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:32 AM
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A Poem:

'Gotta admit,
It's real good sh*t!'

John


It certainly was,
Thanks for the buzz!

Hey!! That's some fine looking bread Bev made there!! Making me hungry! Carry on...............
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:33 AM
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Any chance of a sound file when your finished?
That is one sweet kit. You are truly preserving history for the
Next generation. It couldn't be in better hands.

Kerry
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:14 PM
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Any chance of a sound file when your finished?
Kerry
No problema... I had planned to post up a sound file as a capper for this thread. A sound file would be a perfect way to conclude the restoration. I wish everybody would do it. I can't tell you how many great restorations I followed and I never get to hear what the drums sound like.

Sound-file when they're done...

John
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:30 PM
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Quick update: I'm working hard on the metal parts, it's a big job. They're coming out great though and I'm confident it can all be saved/restored.

Here's a before shot to jog your memory:
(see photo)
... and here is how they are coming out:
(see photo)
The bass drum is going to take a lot of sweat equity, but it will reward me for all the hard work. As difficult as this is, I'm really having a ton of fun doing it. Loving every second of it.

More photos as I git' r' done.

John
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:11 PM
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Purdie could you elaborate a little on how your dealing with rust.
I know your fond of the tumbler but that stuff doesn't look
Like it would fit.
What ever your doing looks like it's working.

Kerry
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:54 PM
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Lookin good John. It's gonna be one beautiful kit.
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:27 PM
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Purdie could you elaborate a little on how your dealing with rust.
I know your fond of the tumbler but that stuff doesn't look
Like it would fit.
What ever your doing looks like it's working.

Kerry
I am using a buffing machine. I have a 6" fine wire wheel on one side and a 6" cotton buffer on the other. It takes a very light touch to knock the crud off of the parts without blowing through the plating. That's why it's taking so long to do all the hardware, I have be -very careful- about how much pressure I'm using with the wire wheel. It's slow tedious work and it has to go piece by piece. So far, no f'k-ups. The hardware is coming out shiny and clean as a whistle. I'm taking special care with this kit. I work on each piece until it's as perfect as I can make it. When it all goes back on the drum, it'll look spanking!

Jeff, thanks for the encouragement... My fingers are sore as hell! The encouragement helps to keep me motivated.

John
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:47 AM
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Purdie: What areas of work have you not entered?? Recording drummer, journeyman printer and machine shop operator on the buffing machine!!!!!

I recall working in a metal plating factory as a teenager. We were paid minimum wage of $1.60 to wire and dip the various pieces being worked on. Terribly nasty work. However, the buffers were making $7/hr because all the prior effort could be flushed down the toilet if you hit that new chrome plating the wrong way on a buffing machine. So I appreciate that you applying that careful touch on the kit's hardware. 'taint no joke from what I have seen.
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