ANRI Bonzo

ANRI Bonzo

Oct 25

 

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.

 

It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster.

 

Nothing bad, just life being different lately with different priorities.

 

Details on that to come at a later date.

 

Right now it’s time to get caught up.

 

Here’s a restoration I did a while ago.

 

This is a rare ANRI Articulated Bonzo Dog.

 

It needed an ear fixed and the articulation restored.

 

 

 

Lots of work went into this small piece.

 

Here are some pictures with the ear fixed and the articulation working like it should.

 

 

 

 

 

This was a fun piece to work on and it came out great!

 

The owner was thrilled with the restoration and happy to be able to proudly put the piece on display now.

 

ANRI Rooster

ANRI Rooster

Feb 16

 

Here’s a nice ANRI Rooster that came into the shop recently.

 

The comb had an old repair that needed redone and the comb was also missing some tips.

 

I also noticed the beak was separated from the piece. So that got fixed while it was here too.

 

 

Here are a few pictures of the piece repaired:

 

 

 

 

The repairs all blended in well and it came out great.

 

The piece really pops with a light restore on the finish and a couple coats of wax.

 

ANRI Elephant

ANRI Elephant

Jan 25

 

 

This is a rare ANRI Elephant.

 

It came in missing a lot of paint on the trunk.

 

 

 

The color and original patina need to be matched perfectly to ensure the piece’s authenticity isn’t compromised.

 

 

 

 

This was a fun piece to restore and it came out great!

3d Printed Nautilus

3d Printed Nautilus

Nov 10

 

Found a great model of the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on Thingiverse.

 

Decided to make this one for myself.

 

Printed out all the parts on my Monoprice Select v2 3d printer.

 

 

 

Joined and smoothed all the parts.

 

 

 

 

A couple pictures of it done.

 

 

 

It’s a little over 17 inches long from nose to tail.

 

 

 

Aaaand of course I added LEDs so it lights up.

 

 

 

This model came out great and looks right at home on the mantle with our other Disney collectibles.

 

 

Man in the Moon

Man in the Moon

Nov 02

 

Here is a great example of one of my favorite nutcrackers.

 

I have yet to own one so I’m really excited when one comes through the shop.

 

This Man in the Moon came in with some chips around the mouth and the ends missing/broken off.

 

 

 

Here’s a quick pic of it with fresh new Mahogany in place waiting to be carved and blended.

 

 

Here are a couple pics of it all fixed up and looking great!

 

 

Bear Repairs

Bear Repairs

Jun 09

 

Here’s an example of a really well carved bear.

 

This one came in with an older repair that was done well, but didn’t match the original piece.

 

 

 

The previous repair was done using a nail.

 

 

Turns out the nail was structural to the old repair and couldn’t be removed.

 

So I did the next best thing, ground it back, and filled it in.

 

 

Here are a couple pictures of the piece all done with the old repair blended to match the piece’s color and great patina.

 

 

 

This was a great piece to work on and it came out spot on.

 

Squirrel

Squirrel

Apr 14

 

Here’s a really nice Squirrel figural nutcracker that came in with a broken ear.

 

 

Here are a couple pictures showing the new color matched wood attached and roughed into shape:

 

 

 

Here’s the piece all finished:

 

 

 

This piece was a lot of fun to work on and came out perfect.

 

Dog Nutcracker

Dog Nutcracker

Apr 06

 

 

The Holiday lull is over, it’s Spring and restoration work is starting to roll into the shop again.

 

Here’s a really nice dog nutcracker that came in with a chipped ear.

 

Seems to be a common break on these.

 

 

 

Here’s a picture of it in process with new wood joined and ready to be carved:

 

 

 

Here’s the dog all fixed up and ready to be shipped home:

 

 

 

This is a really nice piece and the customer was very happy with how well the repair came out.