Saturday, November 24, 2012

Waiting for the Turkey

They always seem to know when something's up and company is coming. Mandy was hoping to be seated at the adults' table this Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Convex Mirrors for Restoration

Convex mirrors are always a challenge; over the years wood shrinkage causes splits and gaps, and the gess starts popping off the spherules.

I picked up this small pair of mirrors (approximately 15" diameter), and will add them to the pile of winter projects.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Big Frame to Fix

While not the largest frame, it is about 36" by 42" overall, and when they need to be worked on, they take up a lot of worktable space and can't be shifted around (especially since I have almost no free space left).

This frame was in reasonably good original condition, until it fell from the wall. It arrived with a bag of fragments, and if all are present, it should be a straight-forward repair. On frames like these, where the composition ornament has become dry and brittle (and especially when it projects out over the edge of the frame), it is very easy to cause a great deal of damage due to the shock of being dropped.

All four corners on this one suffered.