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Offline BuckHenry

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Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:34:17 PM »
I bought this 7 drawer Kennedy chest about 7 years ago. It was in such rough shape, I just laid it aside to be cleaned up when I got around to it.
Well I'm slow, but I finally got around to it today.

I enlisted the aid of an assistant and together we got it done.

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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 06:49:27 PM »
Perfect project to get a kid to work on.   thumbsup2
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 07:33:22 PM »
Perfect project to get a kid to work on.   thumbsup2

+1 -- nothing like introducing a young boy to building and doing something with his own two hands. That boy will remember this for a long time.

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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 08:10:14 PM »
He really enjoyed it, and it was good to put some of that energy to productive use.

He took the slides out and put them back in, did a good bit of the sanding, and some of the painting. Unfortunately the nozzle of the spray can was difficult for him to opperate which caused hip to focus too much on that and not enough on his distance and speed. No big deal though. we weren't trying to make this one pretty, just needed to strip off most of that flaking paint and slap some good old rustoleum on there.

The worst of it was that I had to clean up the slides by myself while he took a brake for his school work.
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 08:12:58 PM »
I'll have to get a pic of the finished product

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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 09:12:29 PM »
good job getting the little guy involved. thumbsup2 

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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 10:46:45 PM »
Very nice, do you need any parts? I have one going out to pasture soon.
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 11:00:34 PM »
Very nice, do you need any parts? I have one going out to pasture soon.

If he doesn't, I do need parts.
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 11:11:32 PM »
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 08:15:39 AM »
nice project. is it done yet? i will check back in 30 seconds.
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 10:43:26 AM »
Thanks for your kind offer, but I don't need any parts.

Yes, we finished it yesterday, but I forgot to take a picture. Here it is.

I didn't bother with the drawers. Nor did I worry about the dents since everything opened and closed OK. We just cleaned and  sanded it. Then we gave it a coat of rusty metal primer followed by one heavy coat of paint.

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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 10:48:54 AM »
 thumbsup2  looks great!! It's an old box, but your boy probably got a whole lot of self confidence and pride out of it.

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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 10:51:19 AM »
Here is a shot of my other Kennedy chest. I paid $25 for all three of them several years ago.

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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 12:52:56 PM »
that looks pretty close to the correct color, where did you find that in rattle cans?  I have 2 that I need to do.

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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 03:14:37 PM »
that looks pretty close to the correct color, where did you find that in rattle cans?  I have 2 that I need to do.

I do not know if it is still the case but years ago Kennedy used to sell spray cans of wrinkle brown and wrinkle red. I bought a couple cans of the brown but was sorely disappointed in both the color match, and the wrinkle performance.
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2017, 03:52:30 PM »
that looks pretty close to the correct color, where did you find that in rattle cans?  I have 2 that I need to do.

I used Rustoleum hammered in dark bronze #7218. It's not a match, but pretty close. Its a little more gray than the original.

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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2017, 05:33:13 PM »
I do not know if it is still the case but years ago Kennedy used to sell spray cans of wrinkle brown and wrinkle red. I bought a couple cans of the brown but was sorely disappointed in both the color match, and the wrinkle performance.

Should of used Rustoleum  :POKIE: :POKIE:
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2017, 07:56:49 PM »
I do not know if it is still the case but years ago Kennedy used to sell spray cans of wrinkle brown and wrinkle red. I bought a couple cans of the brown but was sorely disappointed in both the color match, and the wrinkle performance.

Should of used Rustoleum  :POKIE: :POKIE:


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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2017, 11:07:01 AM »
^^^^^^^I sure hope you asked Eyebolt if you could use all those smileys  :))
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2017, 11:10:57 AM »
^^^^^^^I sure hope you asked Eyebolt if you could use all those smileys  :))

Does he dislike smileys?  sctatcherhead
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Re: Putting an old Kennedy chest back to work
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2017, 10:33:01 AM »
^^^^^^^I sure hope you asked Eyebolt if you could use all those smileys  :))

Does he dislike smileys?  sctatcherhead

No but when he posted, he used more than most folks.  I just didn't want the supply to run low in case he needed some :))
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