Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

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Evert van der Plas
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Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by Evert van der Plas » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:55 pm

I bought this Smith & wall reel not be course it is a nice reel but to try to save it, the reel is in a very sad condition just the way i love them to work on but sometimes the problems are too much on some parts that replacement is the only way to make it work again.
The brass parts can be cleaned the back plate as well but the front plate has rotten on the spot where the handles where placed with the iron pins in the wood, when iron starts to rust it expands and wood will crack when that happens. i have two options, a oak replacement front plate or Tufnol plate. i choose for Tufnol be course the mahogany that is on the reel now does not match with oak i think. black tufnol is very strong and give a reel a classic look that i love. it will be take some time before this reel is finished but try to post a few pictures now and then
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Re: Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by Crucian » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:04 pm

Looking good already Evert :Thumb: I like that black Tufnol, I thought it only came in brown.

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Re: Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by Deaf Cat » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:05 pm

I just know that this is going to become an ourageously beautiful reel.
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Re: Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:24 pm

Evert, that black Tufnol front plate is real class. It's going to look fantastic when finished. :Hat:

Wal.

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Re: Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by JW1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:10 pm

You certainly like a challenge Evert.

JW

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Re: Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by Keston » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:26 pm

Quite a transformation already .

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Re: Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by TrentFisher » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:56 pm

You are truly a gifted gent.

Amazing.

-Nige.

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Re: Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by Evert van der Plas » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:52 pm

Thanks Gents
to day i cleaned up the back plate a little and was surprised what comes out under the layers varnish, i love itImage
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I think the reel is happy with me lol

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Re: Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:15 pm

It looks like a very nice piece of Walnut Evert, very nice indeed.

Wal.

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Re: Restoring Smith & wall .... Wreck :-)

Post by Evert van der Plas » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:22 am

Almost finished, need a few knobs and a little adjustment to make it usable again
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