(Topic ID: 237051)

1933 Jigsaw restoration


By way2wyrd

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

Well push has come to shove and i need to get this restored for TPF. I got it for a great price and it looks like most everything is there. I may be missing some of the brass weight rods which ill have to recreate. The cabinet isnt in great condition but is saveable for sure. I ordered the legs , lockdow bar and backsplash from http://rockola.buckwerx.com as well as a new spring set. I got a bulldog coin slot from crowriver. I think im set.
I started on getting the cabinet back together and after its structurally sound ill have to fill some voids with fiberglass resin. Hopefully by this coming weekend ill have it sanded and ready to prime and paint.

--Jeff

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#2 11 months ago

Looking forward to see your magic, Jeff!

LMK, if you come across one for sale.....

#3 11 months ago

Following.

#4 11 months ago

Looking forward to seeing it restored. I love mine, great fun

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#5 11 months ago

Love seeing these games come back to life

#6 11 months ago

Reset mech blasted and ready!

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#7 11 months ago

Disassembly of the bottom mech. Off to get blasted.

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#8 11 months ago

More teardown and clamping tonight. all metal is off being sand blasted.

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#9 11 months ago

Playfield coming apart and ready for cleaning

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#10 11 months ago

It's great to the restoration process of this beautiful game! From a newbie's perspective, it looks like half the fun of collecting pin games is the steps of restoration, seeing the engineering that went into a game, & getting to know it piece by piece.

Question about PM games & Jig-Saw in particular: How deep is the cabinet?
I just bought a Jig-Saw auction online & I am thrilled to get it home soon!
I'm debating whether I should have it shipped by a specialist or take a road trip out of state to pack & drive it home, if it'll fit in my small SUV.
It is in "original working condition" and I'd like to keep it that way without overspending on shipping only to have it damaged en route.

#11 11 months ago

Buckwerx is a great supplier of parts of these pins. On request he was also able to supply a few missing parts that were not listed on his website.
My JigSaw was in a state that it needed only minor restoration and I was able to preserve its 85 year patina.

#12 11 months ago

More playfield teardown pics.

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#13 11 months ago

Stripped and ready for some restoration. Metal goes in the tumbler. Playfield gets cleaned a bit more. Needs some more clamping and then some restoration finish. Debating on varnishing / poly the playfield.

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#14 11 months ago

Fantastic !

#15 11 months ago

Will this be playable in the History of Pinball booth at TPF this year?

#16 11 months ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Will this be playable in the History of Pinball booth at TPF this year?

Thats the plan!

#17 11 months ago
Quoted from Annelise:

It's great to the restoration process of this beautiful game! From a newbie's perspective, it looks like half the fun of collecting pin games is the steps of restoration, seeing the engineering that went into a game, & getting to know it piece by piece.
Question about PM games & Jig-Saw in particular: How deep is the cabinet?
I just bought a Jig-Saw auction online & I am thrilled to get it home soon!
I'm debating whether I should have it shipped by a specialist or take a road trip out of state to pack & drive it home, if it'll fit in my small SUV.
It is in "original working condition" and I'd like to keep it that way without overspending on shipping only to have it damaged en route.

If packed properly, a Jigsaw can be mailed via FedEx or UPS, insured, for between $80 and $130 to a commercial address within the continental USA. I've done so several times for Rockola and other similarly sized games.

Cardboard should be placed between the glass and the playfield. Alternatively, leave the glass behind and just buy a new tempered sheet locally.

Even a professional pack-and-ship facility would likely cost $250, $100 less than STI.

Check out my Pinside thread: shipping: the good, bad and the ugly. Search those words to locate the thread. Bob Cunningham and Fast Eddie are both excellent options for delivering games, if they cover your geography. Their contact information is included in that thread. Good luck.

#18 11 months ago

If packed properly, a Jigsaw can be mailed via FedEx or UPS, insured, for between $80 and $130 to a commercial address within the continental USA. I've done so several times for Rockola and other similarly sized games.
Cardboard should be placed between the glass and the playfield. Alternatively, leave the glass behind and just buy a new tempered sheet locally.
Even a professional pack-and-ship facility would likely cost $250, $100 less than STI.
Check out my Pinside thread: shipping: the good, bad and the ugly. Search those words to locate the thread. Bob Cunningham and Fast Eddie are both excellent options for delivering games, if they cover your geography. Their contact information is included in that thread. Good luck.https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-good-bad-amp-ugly-of-delivery-services-pinball-amp-arcade/blockquote>

#19 11 months ago

Well she cleaned up nicely .

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#20 11 months ago

Reassembly begins after a good wax. No poly on this one

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#21 11 months ago

Nice! How did you pull the nails out without scratching them? Seems like it would be tough since they don't have any heads on them. Also, what did you use to clean the playing field? Novus?

Great thread! I'll be watching!

#22 11 months ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Reassembly begins after a good wax. No poly on this one
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To take these prewar playfields to next level, I apply Howard's Feed & Wax. It replenishes the dry wood and won't harm the graphics.

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#23 11 months ago
Quoted from ZNET:

To take these prewar playfields to next level, I apply Howard's Feed & Wax.

I use Howard restore a finish and then a good wax. Great products

#24 11 months ago
Quoted from jodini:

ice! How did you pull the nails out without scratching them?

Pliers. They came out pretty easily. Ill use an old piece of flipper rubber to grab them if i think scratching will happen.
Ill also use a jig so i dont tear up the veneer when the nail comes out

#25 11 months ago

Much better. Need to make some wire forms,de rust and install pins and paint the overboard

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#26 11 months ago

You can DO it!!!

#27 11 months ago

Great to see your progress. I finished my cabinet and (reproduction) legs with black Antique Funiture Wax. It smouthed out some minor imperfections and gave it a time correct feeling.

#28 11 months ago

Much cleaner and ready for reassembly

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#29 11 months ago

Baby got back

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#30 11 months ago

Come together, right now, over me.

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#31 11 months ago

T-minus one week. NO PRESSURE!!! Lookin' good, Jeff!

#32 11 months ago

Youve got to deal with pressure. (Synth music)

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#33 11 months ago

My precious..

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2 weeks later
#34 10 months ago

any more pics?

#35 10 months ago

Oooh let me get some up. It was mostly together at TPF. The weights came in and look great. now to get it working

5 months later
#36 5 months ago

So a follow up. I ended up getting some original legs.
Ordered 10 new weights from buckwerx.com
Flattened and adjusted some puzzle pieces.
Need to shore up the missing piece on the back of the cabinet and have the wood for that. Its playable and just needs some tweaking at this point

-Jeff

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