I have two very tired old broken Edison Standard bases with which I hope to practice my revival techniques!
(arguably they're beyond the pale with splits & shakes with most of the finish worn away having been in a damp old shed - so nothing ventured, nothing gained!)
I've acquired some pearl glue for the repair of breaks, & was going to start experimenting on the base plinth cleaning off the muck & grime with either a proprietary wax & varnish remover, or TOM (3 equal parts Turps, Linseed Oil & Meths), followed by an application of Briwax or Black Bison, applied with 0000 guage wire wool. All the joints of these bases came apart quite readily, - presumably as they had been kept in a farely damp environment.
Any comments guidance, advice or expert recipes for looking after the woodwork of these old machines would be much appreciated.
Richard from Shrewsbury