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Museum Microscope Box Conservation

04-24-2011 05:18 PM by BritBoxmaker | 11 comments »

Hi there. About a year ago I posted this as a restoration project. After some discussion with Jenny, our Museum administrator, it turns out that it wasn’t restoration she was after but conservation. There is apparently a difference. Restoration. Returning the item to as close as possible new condition. Conservation. Arresting the decay/ decline of an object and securing its condition so that it doesn’t deteriorate any further. So here are some before and after conservatio...

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Furniture Restoration in the 21st Century - Circa 1920-1940 Comes of Age

08-22-2009 01:51 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 0 comments »

Article By Stanley D. SapersteinArtisans of the ValleyMaster Craftsman, Emeritus ”As we complete the first decade of the of the 21 first Century we at Artisans of the Valley has noticed a new trend in the collectible and Antique markets which challenges the established definition of furniture values. Artisans discusses the trend of restorations focused on circa 1920-1940 “collectible” furniture.” Complete article available at the link below: http://www.artisan...

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Wood IDs #15: African Blackwood and conservation

06-26-2009 03:12 AM by Gary Fixler | 4 comments »

I picked up another box of 20 exotic wood turning blanks from Rockler. It’s been on a big sale for a long while now, and I had free shipping going, too. I have an idea for possibly turning it into some saleable items, and running the numbers, it was a very good deal. One of the woods it includes, of which I have now 4 1.5”×1.5”×12” pieces is African Blackwood. The tree, – Dalbergia melanoxylon, found primarily in Tanzania and Mozambique, though native to, and ...

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Massachusetts woodworkers: Division of Fisheries & Wildlife needs your help

02-11-2009 08:49 PM by UnstoppableDrew | 0 comments »

Just got this in an email from my wife who works for Mass F&W: You Can Help: Urgent Housing Need for Wood Ducks in Massachusetts There is an immediate housing need in Massachusetts that conservationists can all support! Wood ducks are one of the few kinds of waterfowl that nest in cavities or holes in trees. There are not enough natural cavities available in the state for nesting, but constructed boxes have filled the gap. While wood ducks are still wintering in warm, southern clime...

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