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Majestic Cedar Washing Machine


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Old 06-18-2016, 10:51:31 PM
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Howdy all!
So I've spent the time searching the forums, looking at every wood tub
Washing machine thread. I'll be brief with questions, and I'll update
On my progress once I start restoring his baby. Keep in mind, I plan to put this back in action, and I'd like to restore it for another 100 years.
The inside bottom I have a feeling I will need to remake. That's no problem.
Linseed oil seems the norm (boiled linseed also), but would an epoxy clear inside and out hold up to soap
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Sorry mishap with computer.
The other concern I have is the original print on outside of tub. And it looks like there's a shelack or something on outside already.
Has anyone had luck with a lacquer or mineral spirit that doesnt remove lettering?
And finally, when I get to restore the wringer, it seems rollers are non-existent.
I thought I can make a mold and use urethane rubber 2part to make my own rollers. Just have to figure correct shore hardness. I've made stamps using 60 shore. It's not close to hardness.
I'd like to keep some of the original aspects of washer, but want to restore for years of use.
Anyone know what the original drain plug looks like?
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Default Re: Majestic Cedar Washing Machine

Hermit....... First put 2 (ratchet) straps completely around the tub, top & bottom before you start,to keep tub from fallin apart.
I use boiled linseed & turpentine (50/50 mixture)
The floor & walls inside the tub, remove any dirt and blow out with air, must be very clean before using mixture.
On the outside of tub, let it set a few minutes, then wipe off dirt and be careful around any decals or printing on tub, the mixture will not hurt them!
May require a couple of soaking coats & let dry a couple of days.
The tub bands maybe loose, they would have to be tightened or shortened.
Richmond Cedar Works made tubs for many Mfrs. of wood washing machines.
Bob
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Thanks for the info. The inside bottom is pretty bad so I'll have tot take tub all the way apart.
The linseed is something id like to avoid. Is like to just seal it permanently,but I get the feeling it needs to swell when soaked ( like on an old wood hull boat)

So sadly I'm going to have to take tub apart all the way. I plan to dremel engrave #'s on bottom of slats for re-assembly. The top strap was spot-welded from previous owner. It's loose I'll have to remake..but I plan to fab a turnbuckle on top strap so I can adjust over years of use.
I searched the forums for template making, for example, if I want to repaint all lettering on tub. There's no stickers, just black letterng.

I jumped on the washing machine collector site, and have correct colors from crank to the bands
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Here's the print on other side. I'd really like to keep lettering, but bleaching/sanding/chemical cleaning im afraid will remove letters.

Has anyone used a 2part marine epoxy seal on a tub?
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So did some searching and it seems wringer rollers are a 50 shore hardness. Seems soft? I made rubber ink stamps poured into mold with 60 shore utv, seems like stamp is too soft for a roller?
Any thoughts would be appreciated
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I restore my wooden washers the same way that Robert Green described. If you are hesitant about using linseed oil you could use tung oil. I have used it before on projects and it is easy to use and can be used on exterior surfaces.
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Thanks for the reply. I forgot about tung, I think I have a can floating around.

I'm still on the fence about using oil, as it needs slight maintenance.
I'm thinking of using a poly clear to seal inside and out. But I worry it would make poly "cloudy" after constant water contact. I see a lot of the top lids people clear coat in their resto, but not on the tub.
If I have to stick to oiling, then so be it
I did hit the outside with 220 in a test spot, the ink lettering seems deep, so I'll be safe
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