Machinist's chest drawer lining

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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by Harold_V » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:34 pm

Thanks, Conrad, for that link. As a result, I'd withdraw my suggestion to use a glue like Elmers, which would complicate future removal of felt. I am now in the market for a small amount of hide glue. I have to fix my Gerstner!

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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by spro » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:45 pm

I guess that I interjected about another type felt. I didn't know about the Gerstner site and the availability of the exact type. I didn't know how to remove the old felt either. So even the color is wrong, for grey will not allow the fine distinction of tooling. I understand restoring an older chest to the proper way and the lining being correct.

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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by spro » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:13 pm

I cannot be a collector of everything. I have three Gerstner chests of different type. One sits within arms length of me now. I sorta restored it before knowing much about oak and tannic acid. The grains are pronounced and sealed and that's over. There wasn't a reason to replace the original felt. I have an older one from an estate auction and I don't touch it much, unless to borrow a tool from it or check on things. It is a time capsule from 1942. There is another, larger chest cladded in "leatherette" which speaks of another time. This one needs restoration and it needs be done right. The case woods used were structurally sound but don't match at all. The drawers faces are really nice.

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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by warmstrong1955 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:22 pm

johnfreese wrote:Years ago I had some felt with an adhesive backing. Just cut to size, peel, and stick it down. I think the woodworkers supply companies sell it.

This is what I have used as well. Bought mine at Fred Meyer's.
I originally bought some for making some wooden coasters.
Good stuff!

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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by neanderman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:54 pm

Harold, here is one good source of for hide glue:

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Su ... _Glue.html

Behlen's products are very good. If you have a Woodcraft store close, they should carry it.
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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by Harold_V » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:27 am

Thanks, Ed.
I'll likely have to find something online---the county in which I live is virtually barren of sources that are useful. We do have one good hardware store, though, so I'll take a look the next time we're in town.

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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by earlgo » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:38 am

H and others: Just look up your local luthier, that is what is used to stick violins together so that they can be taken apart for repair.
Failing that just i-search for 'Hide Glue', and Walmart, Woodcraft, Amazon and a dozen other sites pop up.
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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by James Powell » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:34 pm

Hide Glue:
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.a ... 2965,20002
(yes, they ship in the US...)
Felt:
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.a ... 3300,44669

They also have adhesive backed felt,

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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by GlennW » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:07 pm

Liquid hide glue has a shelf life, so check the date on the bottle before using it.

I discovered that when the first bottle I bought wouldn't dry when I was replacing the felt on my box.

I called Titebond and the first question asked was what the date on the bottle was and where I got it.

They either sold me a fresh bottle or directed me as to where to order it from to get fresh glue, and that batch worked as advertised.

Had I been doing wood work I would have gone with the granules, but for simply replacing the felt the liquid looked like a good way to go.
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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by Jaxian » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:23 am

Conrad's link is dead on. I bought both the glue and the felt directly from Gerstner when redoing mine. The procedure worked better than any others I have tried for durability. It was kind of an involved process though.

Also the green or red felt you buy from Gerstner is about 3x thicker (1/16") than normal felt and MUCH stronger. No info on the Whew Glue (their name) anymore as it is animal based and once you get it warm and ready, you use it and then throw it away. But boy it works good.

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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by dash9 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:24 am

If you look around your area for organ repair, They will most likely have Hide glue, Every organ bellow is put together with hide glue. Real Hide glue is only a powder that has to be mixed with water. I use it from time to time to repair my old Wurlitzer Band organ,
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Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Post by Rich_Carlstedt » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:38 pm

I used 3 M spray 77 on my first chest. Then 99 spray on the second, but switched back to 77 as 99 did not work as well.
The adhesion is great. You may want to to practice placement into a drawer beforehand.
Having a Teflon sheet under the felt during placement inside the drawer can help as you pull the teflon out to prevent sticking in the wrong location

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