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.