Thank you guy's for the kind words. I have a bit of OCD when it come to things like this. My everyday job has very few physical rewards, so when I get a chance to stretch my working man legs I want do it right. There is just a bit of romance working on a piece of american craftsmanship, from an era when we actually made stuff in this country.
Well the parts to be re-dipped are off to newchrome, I cant wait to get everything back. Still waiting of fab shop.
Steve- I got your msg, I have two cans of Thermalox on the hearth waiting for me. They are just black, but after seeing your photos you have my gears turning in the color dept.. Earlier you mentioned the sand blaster and table. the sand blaster is called a spot blaster I got it at harbor freight for pretty cheap. It does a good job, I would not use it to make my living or anything but for around the house it is an awesome deal. The table is just an folding X table from HD that I made a top for.
William- I will keep postiing throughout the entire restoration and into some burns.
Nortcan- You are making my wife blush