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  1. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Thanks Jeff. I have been working around wood for over forty years. I experimented some before coming to the conclusion that bleaching would work. Straight chlorine bleach coats....probably six or seven coats brushed on and left to dry. Scrapping the veneer with blades between coats. Last coat of bleach was scrubbed with fine nylon brush....then sanded with 150...then 220. Baby smooth now. The side veneer still needs one more coat of bleach and final sanding.
  2. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    That veneer on side has really grown on me. Very unique.
  3. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Not sure....maybe as is. Maybe some water poly to protect it.
  4. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Ye of little faith...lol. It was a challenge for sure. Coats of bleaching and utility razor blades for scrapping to lessen sanding got her looking decent...then sanding.
  5. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Well..finally got a nice day in the hood...so worked on this pain in the butt cabinet. I think I have reached what I want on top. Lots of bleaching and experimenting. The wood paste I tried....failed. Two pics...one of the top.....and side that is about to get its treatment.
  6. Introducing the Bosar 903a tower speaker...

    I am still amazed at how many items are hooked up!..:)...beyond my abilities. I love Macs too and use a 2205 with a mx-117. How high is your ceilings? Be nice to get those 901's up in corners. I love to experiment also and would love to hear this.
  7. The Venerable Bose 901 Discontinued After 50 Years

    It was Dave at DHS. Did a nice job for me. Alas........ I see even on this forum someone has to be negative when it comes to Bose.....lol....cracks me up! Feel better now?
  8. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Thanks Jeff....letting it dry after three applications of bleach. Sanding next...then judge from there.
  9. Introducing the Bosar 903a tower speaker...

    That is a lot of stuff hooked together. I see the eq for the 901. How is that hooked into that system? Nice AR's!
  10. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Thanks for explanation...as I never screwed with pine veneer before. I noticed an AR2a in pine on Ebay when I expanded pic, I saw those cracks in white. If they are cracks. .then I can figure out a way to rub something in them. Will try bleach again...and let it set. May get some almond oil paint...thin it...and rub a section to see what happens ...but would like to get it lighter if possible. Will sand some more also.
  11. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    I have the stain out on top. It's just these fine dark lines in it. Nothing to do with graining.....it's like fine splits in the veneer. Never saw this before so experimenting some to see if I can lighten these splits. I thought the steaming caused it until I saw the side of cabinet up close in the light before I touched it. It has those same fine lines in it also or cracking.
  12. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Hi Larry...not a wood bleach....just regular chlorine bleach....just seeing if it would lift anything. The wood bleaches is for water stains and such. Chlorine bleach takes stains out of clothes...like when you bleach blue jeans.....it removes the blue dye...sooooo.....was experimenting. Still looks like I will be sanding.....a lot...lol. The steaming did lift the dents and scratches on top so will do it to rest of cabinet. Found some marks when removing stain today. Any help on match would be great but may be next to impossible. Have been looking for a matching AR3 in cherry for awhile now....and nada.
  13. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Thanks for links. Not being solid pine may make these processes not applicable to veneer. At worst, I can use four parts paint thinner and one part off white oil paint to give it a unique look. I did that to my hall bathroom using those thin 3/8' pine tongue and groove three and half inch wide boards. Then used a water poly. Did it over fifteen years ago and still looks great. You Tube has everything but I see no solutions to removing stain from pine veneer....other than sanding....:)
  14. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Here is a few pics. Top is sanded once and that off color spot near one corner is the bleach that I put on to see if it would do anything. Haven't sanded it yet. I think one more sanding is in order for top to see what happens. Thankfully, the veneer is thick. Rest of cabinet got the stripper and steel wool done....will sand when the weather is warmer....and more dry. Woofer was removed yesterday and dust cap pulled out as it was pushed in..same as tweeter cap...all fixed. Pots were soaked in salt and white vinegar and came out real nice...wipers are perfect. Close up pic of side cabinet shows the fine dark lines in veneer and the problem I will have trying to get those out or hidden somewhat. I love challenges so this is up there!...:)
  15. Bought one pine early AR3a.....

    Nice job on the 5's Jeff. Yea...paint would be a lot easier to remove and this project may not make it...but just wanted to try my luck. I applied two coats of remover just to the top side to start to remove the gunk. Third coat was removed with 0 steel wool. I then took a wet towel and steamed it with iron to see if any stain would come up....but alas...this pine is like a sponge and nothing on towel. Let the top dry and then sanded with 100 grit on orbital sander. It removed everything except fine lines of dark throughout the veneer. I applied some bleach on small area to see if it would lift it. Nada.... so will try bottom section next...without the steam..to see if I screwed it up. If I get the same thing...then it is pretty much toast....and will have to restain. I may try sanding the top more today but raining like crazy and humid...so may wait. I hate sanding in shop if I can avoid it. Will have pics in a bit as I have to use camera and then download to laptop. This forum won't accept pics from my phone for some reason. And yes...I knew they bought pine to put in cabinets or even painting them. I even bought a pair of 3's once that were in cabinets but were walnut veneer....and he said he didn't want to open cabinet to listen to music and see that ugly pine!..lol.
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