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    michael weaver
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    I decided to buy this battered, bruised and rusted staking set and give it a new life. I even digitally transferred the original labeling information and had it laminated as you can see I tried to make it look brand new. I plan on using this for many years, so why not. I cleaned and oiled all of the punches and all of them are in great shape. I have a lot of duplicates left and I will need to order 10 from Larry of the ones that were missing to complete the set.




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    michael weaver
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    More pics…..


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    michael weaver
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    More pics…..


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    michael weaver
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    gerene
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    Very nice job! How did you get them so clean they look like brandnew?
    Congratulations!

    Jan

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    willofiam
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    Michael, great job, there must be something in the blood that drives us to want to refurbish something, part of it for me when I go thru something it makes it mine by putting time and effort into it. Oh, and I am attracted to shinny things, like a walleyes are to my secret lure.
    William

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    michael weaver
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    Thank you! Jan, I soaked them overnight in evapo-rust which is an amazing product. I then lightly coated them in a really nasty sewing machine oil. I just put some on a lint free cloth and rolled them through it wearing latex gloves then wiping off the excess. I can’t remember the name of it and I’m at work right now. I also used a metal dental pick to clean the inside of the ends of the punches. It was all a lengthy process that took me about two weeks to do. I think the time put in paid off. William, I can’t imagine using dirty tools to work on watches. I am pretty sure it would defeat the purpose as you know. Also, if anyone plans on doing the same thing I will mail you the label that I already had digitized for replacing the scratched surface of the original faceplate. It cost me quite a bit to have done but I will keep it in the family for free for you all. As long as you are a member of the forum and not going to try and make a buck with it. Thanks, Michael

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    tmac1956
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    Michael:

    Very nice job. BTW, is that a Gibson mandolin in your pic there?

    Thanks!
    Tom

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    michael weaver
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    Thanks Tom and no it’s a custom 2007 Weber Yellowstone. I do have a Gibson among some others (I have a musical instrument addiction). I am having a new one made right now by Jacobson. He has been working on it since May so it will be here soon. Most people ask if it’s a ukulele, so you must know something about it???

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    randy
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    Nice job MIke
    I use Evaporust on my K&D ( and other stuff ) also…great product !

    Congrats !

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    michael weaver
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    Thanks Randy. I just found out about evapo-rust while starting this project. I really wish I would have known about it a lot sooner.

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    gerene
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    Thanks Mike, I will see if I can find Evapo-rust over here in Europe. I looked it up and it seem to be a really good product.

    Jan

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    michael weaver
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    Jan, this is what I found for a distributor in your area…maybe.

    Tramos Int’l N.V.
    Helststraat 51 Unit 11-12
    2630 Aartselaar
    Belgium, Europe
    Phone: +32 3 825 4448
    Email: [email protected]

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    tmac1956
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    @Michael Weaver wrote:

    Thanks Tom and no it’s a custom 2007 Weber Yellowstone. I do have a Gibson among some others (I have a musical instrument addiction). I am having a new one made right now by Jacobson. He has been working on it since May so it will be here soon. Most people ask if it’s a ukulele, so you must know something about it???

    Yes… My dad started me playing the Ukulele at about six and it went on from there. I went to guitar and basically stayed there.
    Tom

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    gerene
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    Thanks Michael, I will try to contact them. However, I will be on holliday for the next couple of weeks :D , so it will have to wait…

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