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John Smith

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#1 posted 08-02-2019 10:59 PM

thanks for the additional photos.
spot sanding “may” tell if it is wood.
vintage veneer could be plastic, wood or paper with a woodgrain finish.
I have seen both real wood veneer and wood grain Formica tops of that era.
get a butter knife and paint spatula and start peeling the top off,
IF that is what you want to do. BUT – all you will have is a piece of raw
3/4” plywood – so you may as well just build a new top from scratch.
I still agree with SMP – a good cleaning and put it into use.
and yes, it is very okay to do any kind of antique faux finish or paint it.
you said you only bought it for the motor.
what are you plans now ? to build a new cabinet for the machine ?

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