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.

 

 

Arc Reactor

Arc Reactor

Mar 30

 

 

As I’ve mentioned before, my shop wears many hats.

 

While I specialize in restoration work, I also do some prop work too.

 

My son is a huge comic book and Super Hero movie fan.

 

So I put the 3D printer to work and made an Iron Man Arc Reactor prop to give to him for his birthday.

 

Here’s a pic displaying all the 3d printed parts-n-pieces:

 

 

 

Here are a couple pictures of it fully assembled and done:

 

 

 

Here are a couple pics of it plugged in and all lit up:

 

 

 

My son was absolutely thrilled to now have his very own Arc Reactor to add to his extensive action figure collection.

 

Another New Addition

Another New Addition

Jan 05

 

Here’s another nice piece I bought recently and restored to add to our growing collection.

 

This one had a few minor chips, an old repair that needed blended, a nail for the pin, and the finish needed refreshed.

 

Here are a couple pictures before it was restored:

 

 

 

Here are some pictures after it was restored: