The Original Mac 4

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The Original Mac 4

Postby Andrew » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:12 pm

So here's a blast from the past.
The original Mac4 lovingly hand crafted with much blood and swearing by Mr Mac himself.
Allan built this lovely piece many moons ago for a family member who has loved it throughout the years but.....
She's been knocked around a little and has been replaced by a modern job and so she has been donated to be displayed in our new showroom once all the work is finished.
Should I give her a polish? or leave her tarnished and weather beaten?
You really are a craftsman Allan
Let me know your thought guys and gals
Cheers
Andrew
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby Minpac » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:18 pm

She's got charm - If she's headed for a showroom, I reckon polish her up, align the triclamps and put her on display :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby Doubleuj » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:47 pm

Wow, that’s an awesome piece of history :handgestures-thumbupleft:
I reckon she deserves a clean up and clear coat then put in a special display box/ cabinet :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby spoonjab » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:48 pm

Keep it raw looking otherwise you will be competing with the nice s/s stuff. Unpolished will make it stand out
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby 1 2many » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:12 pm

Good question, I would leave it as is, it has more of an antique appearance and sort of be the historic show piece for 5Star stills. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby db1979 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:41 pm

Keep it as if, it'll just tarnish anyway
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby 1 2many » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:49 pm

db1979 wrote:Keep it as if, it'll just tarnish anyway


But not if clear coated, it will stay nice and shiny but I do like a patina. ;-)
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby db1979 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:11 pm

Shiny looks clinical and unloved.
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby bluc » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:15 pm

Def as is :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby 1 2many » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:57 pm

bluc wrote:Def as is :handgestures-thumbupleft:
:handgestures-thumbupleft:

I think if was displayed right it would look great the way it is and shows the progression from the start to what we can get now. :-B
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby Plumby » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:15 pm

I say leave her as she sit's, shows how a well made bit of gear can be well used and used well.
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby dans.brew » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:17 pm

She tells her own story just as she is!
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby db1979 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:46 pm

Plumby wrote:I say leave her as she sit's, shows how a well made bit of gear can be well used and used well.

dans.brew wrote:She tells her own story just as she is!

1 2many wrote:Good question, I would leave it as is, it has more of an antique appearance and sort of be the historic show piece for 5Star stills. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

I think this is all that needs to be said :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby MacStill » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:22 pm

Sell it to Ryno and make a fortune :teasing-tease:
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby Buzz » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:37 pm

db1979 wrote:
Plumby wrote:I say leave her as she sit's, shows how a well made bit of gear can be well used and used well.

dans.brew wrote:She tells her own story just as she is!

1 2many wrote:Good question, I would leave it as is, it has more of an antique appearance and sort of be the historic show piece for 5Star stills. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

I think this is all that needs to be said :handgestures-thumbupleft:


I agree, why change the patina of a piece of industrial art
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Re: The Original Mac 4

Postby Nathan02 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:47 am

strap her in for a ride vinegar run and molasses wash!
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