This was my first full restoration and IMO it came out really nice. I bought the machine from a guy who had it in storage for many years sitting in at least of an inch of water in a nice humid southern state. The only good thing about the deal was he brought it up to me at no charge. Other than that, this machine was in sad condition. All of the switches and contacts were covered in a nice shade of green corrosion, and some of the wood was rotted.
As you can see, the front of this machine was not pretty either.
I did a full tear down of the machine, replace all coil sleeves, wet sanded all of the plungers nice and smooth (a lot of them had rust), gaped and cleaned all switches and contacts. ME'ed the PF and removed all inserts. Gel glued and leveled all inserts back into PF.
Before and Afters