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269434 Kirk Eppler 2019‑11‑21 Re: Union Steel Chest Co
On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 7:15 AM John Leyden  wrote:

> Do I surmise correctly from the photos of your chest that its coloration
> when it left the factory was more like the very light interior than the
> darker exterior that we see today, or was the exterior stained while the
> inside was not? Just wondering.
>
>   John

I think the exterior is generally a bit lighter than the interior.  Here
are a couple of shots of the side and a drawer, twice.

https://kirkhmb.smugmug.com/Woodworking/Tools/Union-Tool-Case/i-sf88MZZ

https://kirkhmb.smugmug.com/Woodworking/Tools/Union-Tool-Case/i-RVtjZQq

Looking at the face shot of the drawers, you can see the color variability,
the link above is the darkest drawer..  Both interior and exterior are
finished pretty much the same, approximate color plus shellac on top.

https://kirkhmb.smugmug.com/Woodworking/Tools/Union-Tool-Case/i-ZBpgmhJ

There may have been some sun fading of the exterior.

Hope this clears things up.

-- 
Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, who put a layer of BLO on my mechanics vise
on Sunday, might be dry enough to assemble tonight, with grease and oil
restored to it, and crud and gunk removed.

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