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I have a 1936 sparton radio and it has veneer and there is no grain on it. This is my first project with wood working and I would like some advice on how to get that nice piano finish. Please guys the shell is in perfect condition and would love to see this restore any advice on how to get started would be appreciated:eek:
 

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We need more info to answer your question. Do you know what kind of wood it is and what color you want?. Also do you have the means of spraying? Normally a piano finish is high gloss and doing it by hand is a lot of work and can be frustrating. You can't apply the finish without some kind of brush marks or if you wipe it what ever you apply it with will leave marks. You would have to apply the finish extra thick and then sand and polish the marks out.
 

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I have a mahagony veneer cabinet was thinking of using 800 grit to get rid of the old poly. And then use 600 grit over that. And after that Steele wool and finally I bought a mini wax ploy mix with a mahagony lacquer. And was thinking of applying it with sponge
 

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I have a 1936 sparton radio and it has veneer and there is no grain on it. This is my first project with wood working and I would like some advice on how to get that nice piano finish. Please guys the shell is in perfect condition and would love to see this restore any advice on how to get started would be appreciated:eek:
if it were me i would just clean the wood and leve it as it, the job you are thinking about is a job, i know i used to refinish furnature ect, this is not for the first time diy-er , all so that is going to destroy the antique value , i been in radio's sence 1949 and have seen lot's of stand up radio's and other wooden styles, leve it along ? good luck also if the veneer doesn't have grain you cant put grain in the veneer very easy so it look's like something, and if you deside to take it off than you have a hell of a job and destroy the value of the radio my 2 cents
 

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Actually I could not find the parts for the raidio so I am converting it to a home theater computer and was hoping to get a nice shine on it. Also leaving it as is not possible due to the fact that the damage from the previous owner is disgustingly apparent
 
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