Geo. Way Restored

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After finally tracking down a couple of missing parts, I was able to restore the George Way parade snare I used in High School marching band. Here are some before and after shots.[attachment=2]before.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]after1.jpg[/attachment]View attachment 8405
 

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customdrumsticks said:
Don't the lugs look DW!

Yes, they do. George Way is the origin of the DW turret lugs.
The lineage starts with George Way, then Camco, and then DW.

the experts can correct me if i'm wrong
 
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Great job..looks new again. How did you get all those nicks out?
 

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9Lb Tongue said:
Great job..looks new again. How did you get all those nicks out?


That was what amazed me..... the original finish on the drum was quite thick and fortunately, the nicks were all in the finish and not in the wood!!!! Trust me... nobody was more surprised than me to see them all disappear.
 

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Rufus T Firefly said:
9Lb Tongue said:
Great job..looks new again. How did you get all those nicks out?


That was what amazed me..... the original finish on the drum was quite thick and fortunately, the nicks were all in the finish and not in the wood!!!! Trust me... nobody was more surprised than me to see them all disappear.

But how did you get them out?
 

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4164SB said:
Rufus T Firefly said:
9Lb Tongue said:
Great job..looks new again. How did you get all those nicks out?


That was what amazed me..... the original finish on the drum was quite thick and fortunately, the nicks were all in the finish and not in the wood!!!! Trust me... nobody was more surprised than me to see them all disappear.

But how did you get them out?

A 50/50 mixture of denatured alcohol and lacquer thinner and 0000 steel wool. Dip the steel wool in the mixture and then apply to the finish in a circular motion til the old finish dissolves and wipe it off. It took a while because the finish was thick but it wasn't too bad. After the old finish was removed, I applied 2 coats of colonial maple stain and then 2 coats of high gloss tung oil.
 

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thats an amazing before and after. i bet it sounds as good as it looks. great job!! :D


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Roof....

Nicely done... I did similar with the first snare I ever owned... new in 64'. Something special about rehabbing drums with personal history.

Your Way snare is perfection.

Peace, Chas
 

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Thank you all for the encouraging words..... It was really a fun project.

Chas.... I agree, restoring anything with some personal history is a kick! And your parade snare is a beauty too!!
 

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