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Offline cpditter

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Finished by Reduction!
« on: April 06, 2020, 03:55:29 PM »
Finished my Reduction kit, just wanted to say thanks to Paul for the help.  I'm a few kits removed from being a total rookie, but made some rookie mistakes which he quickly sorted out.  I took it for about a 1 hour test spin tonight and am very happy so far.  I've attached a few pics of the finished product.

My system is a Tubes4HiFi St-70, their SP-10 tube preamp, and Klipsch Forte's.  Oh, and my old  turntable i've had since college, a Pioneer PL-518 with a new Sumiko Pearl cartridge.

Thanks again for the help on building this kit.
Chuck
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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: Finished by Reduction!
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 03:59:22 PM »
Your Reduction has a nice classic look.
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Offline Doc B.

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Re: Finished by Reduction!
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 04:45:08 PM »
Nicely done.
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Re: Finished by Reduction!
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 04:51:45 PM »
Congratulations and what a great look! How did you finish the base?
stefan hampel
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Offline jtori

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Re: Finished by Reduction!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 05:47:37 AM »
Nice job! 

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Re: Finished by Reduction!
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2020, 12:10:01 PM »
Hi:

I used Min-wax penetrating stain in Ebony...wiped on and let dry 24 hours.  Then finished with 4 coats of satin Min-wax spray on laquer...just a standard spray can. I sanded with 220 and 320 between last two coats.  Also sanded with 320 after last coat, and then when fully dry used a paste wax.
Chuck Ditter