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#1 posted 02-05-2017 07:51 PM

Don; oh, well. I’d thought the Type 4’s were the VBM’s with a smooth surface. I have two of those and neither have the stippled-detail in the recesses.

Mike; looks like yours has a date with the electrolysis tank. It can be hard to orient the parts so all of the surfaces get the line-of-sight exposure to the scrap iron. On the one in the mail; it looks like enough of the Japanning is left not to repaint but that’s a game-day decision. With luck, I have enough Brazilian bits to laminate a new tote top. I love the smell of that wood but it is unobtainium in quantity for good reasons.

As long as it fits … sh

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