The basic message here is simple: Howard's Restor-a-Finish is your friend.
1922 Singer Red Eye Treadle. Post does not mention Howard's Restore-a-Finish, but it is what I used. The before and after pictures of the cabinet are dramatic!
Domestic Refurb: The Cabinet and Bonnet. A total idiot (me) tackles wood restoration with mixed, but largely great, results
VS2 Restoration: Veneer. Veneer replacement tutorial by Myra's husband Dexter.
VS2 Restoration: The Cabinet
Davis Vertical Feed. A cabinet where Howard's was not enough and I stripped and refinished it with tung oil