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Title: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on August 13, 2019, 03:21:11 PM
This is the worst dog damage repair I've had to do.  Quality mahogany table - chewed to bits - filling in all done now I have to make the color to hide the fillers

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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: gene on August 13, 2019, 09:03:24 PM
Bad dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQNL83fhWJU
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on August 16, 2019, 06:38:18 AM
Footboard - piece missing on the lower section of the curved rail.  Walnut - doweled both sides with a slot underneath to accept the 1/8th panel - Before repairing the damaged end there was only 1/2 of the hole for the 1/2 inch dowel - not a good connection. 

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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on August 29, 2019, 03:11:47 PM
I haven't worked on this job because I asked the customer to bring me the 4th leg although it wasn't damaged I still need to tone it a bit to match the three that I colored so far.
New color from the flowers down - a little glossy but I'll dull it down after the final coating. Photobucket is limiting hosting to 250 mb a month which I've exceeded.  Let me know if this image works OK with google


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j3ae8cHCMGAWd-rvulw2dyzd0xukZdG-/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: MinUph on August 29, 2019, 07:39:54 PM
Pics look good Steve
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: kodydog on August 29, 2019, 08:10:57 PM
Nice job Steve. Last time I want on Photobucket I got a message that told me I had exceeded my photo limit. I deleted a bunch of photos and now everything is good.
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on August 30, 2019, 08:56:49 AM
That's what I did the last time deleted 30-40 images - now they are telling me I've exceeded the free posting limit for the month -
SA
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: kodydog on August 30, 2019, 09:02:50 AM
Must be their latest effort to get people to pay to use. Last time they loaded up so much spam it made it impossible to use. That didn't work because users simply went to other sites to upload images.
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on September 12, 2019, 06:37:15 AM
Following a pet damage repair one of these Mom sites listed my name for furniture repair but instead of getting Antique Restorations - they think I'm the Dog Whisperer Repairer -
These sites are great and free.  My buddy Jose tried Angies List and after spending $ 300.00 w/unequal return he gave it up - they still email him a couple of times a week trying to get him back on board.
The Mom's sites are chock full of customers - sooo many moms - so little time !  I might have to start taking 1 A days to keep up.  Photobucket allowed me back but I reduced the pictures to 60 kb to stretch my free space.  See what the photos look like
SA

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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: kodydog on September 12, 2019, 08:44:12 AM
The photos look good Steve. I notice Photobucket now adds a superimposed ad to posted images. "Host Share Store Photobucket" A bit annoying when looking at details but not so bad that I would stop using it.
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on September 16, 2019, 04:01:19 PM

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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on September 24, 2019, 06:23:04 AM
This is a high end table - some kind of zebra veneers - $ 4000.00 new  - it has a glass top.  The veneers look to be heat pressed and they aren't holding well.  When the movers wrapped blankets around the wood the veneers got snagged and pieces were torn off.  I need to fill in the voids because than I can faux paint in the stripes - I'll never find veneers to match if I try to replace the top veneers entirely. 
Another example of poor workmanship by the manufacturer - Italy base company

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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: kodydog on September 24, 2019, 08:34:54 PM
I don't know Steve, maybe you can set me straight. To me veneers are a way to use cheep wood for the base and then cover it with a more expensive and thin outer layer. And I know there are plenty of valuable antiques that have the veneer surface. I don't understand, If you're going for high quality why not just use solid wood.

We just upholstered a rocker that had a piece of veneer missing from the lower back. It looked like someone repaired it with a piece of bubble gum. I do not have your skills to repair it properly so I left it alone.   
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on September 25, 2019, 01:29:42 PM
Veneers are used when you want to display the most decorative and highly figured application as possible.  Highly figured woods are not stable - lots of movement therefore you apply them thin in veneer form to a stable surface and you get both strength + figure.  Also veneers can be laid in different patterns that can't be done with solid wood e.g. sunburst, bookmatched etc.  There's nothing wrong with veneers unless the substrate is poor or the glue used is inadequate.  Yes when sanding you don't have any thickness under neath but the older veneers are heavier on antiques - a lot more than what they do today and will allow decent sanding for refinishing.
In the photo are bundles of inlay veneers given to me by a cabinet maker from Italy - he's in his 90's and was clearing out his stash - lots of great uses for veneers.   


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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: kodydog on September 26, 2019, 08:10:50 AM
Thanks Steve, that makes a lot of sense.
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on September 27, 2019, 10:55:49 AM

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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on October 01, 2019, 12:23:12 PM
Just finished up 4 side chairs - repair - re-glue - touch up - pad and recover seats.  They gave me one yard of fabric and said do it however you think it looks best -
Generation ....who the hell knows what they are thinking !

SA

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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: MinUph on October 01, 2019, 01:03:44 PM
Don't think you can get 4 out of a yard.
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on October 01, 2019, 04:31:21 PM
Paul maybe it was a yard plus - not much more if any.  I didn't measure other than to put a seat on top of one quadrant when I picked up the chairs and I had pull. The fabric was folded in half and half again so there were 4 squares that seemed to be enough without measuring - the slip seats were small
The pattern another story - 4 different images - 
SA
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on October 08, 2019, 08:32:42 AM
1930's table - John Stuart Co.  Strong joinery, carved and pierced elements, all mahogany, bookmatched crotch veneer top. . Refinishing the top center only.  Already sanded and stained.  Today some finish. Sealer than clear - The worst part taping off the gallery to keep the spray off

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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on October 08, 2019, 03:28:43 PM


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Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: kodydog on October 09, 2019, 08:46:30 AM
Maybe its just me Steve, but the last 3 photos you linked are very fuzzy. Likely photobucket is up to tricks again.
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on October 09, 2019, 03:28:48 PM
You're right - photo bucket is terrible - un-focusing the pictures - I'll try google
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on October 09, 2019, 03:41:22 PM
The old table top refinished.  The antique game table more dog chew damage - filled in and faux grained - clear lacquer
Let me know if the photos open
SA

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16GLBf6EDC9lu7xykug4ufvWjdZnfpfjC/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DGfAWm8XY8yMUf2lH_Yq3gVrfr--ZHse/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cgKTVlT_fFuO-uC1teN8buXtIySG7NHR/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: kodydog on October 09, 2019, 08:31:50 PM
Awesome work Steve, you never cease to amaze me.
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: Mojo on October 10, 2019, 03:37:47 PM
Awesome and amazing. Excellent work. :)

Mojo
Title: Re: On Going Repairs
Post by: SteveA on October 14, 2019, 03:48:42 PM
The customer wanted to stain the cherry side chairs darker to match their Kitchen set with the arms - I tried to talk him out of it but no luck.  The arm chair was beech and the side chairs cherry.  Had to strip and bleach the cherry wood side chairs to kill the red.  A wash coat of raw umber to further kill red.  A dark gray stain, than sealed, a chalky black glaze, 4 coats of lacquer.  Too much trouble trying to match the color with different woods. Glad this one is done.  Clean up the shop and have a beer now

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18tIK_b1CjkIve7ebfM0t6jOq1M4hnhqe/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ksGvfl1mubRUhjHJa_DIKAecpzZzfqP/view?usp=sharing