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Blog entry by doorslammer posted 11-05-2010 02:51 AM 1851 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished my LVL Sitting Bench and delivered it to a local gallery on Tuesday for a “recycled” show. Then last night on my way home from work I get a call from the gallery asking me to come down becuase there was a problem. I arrived to see the following horror,


Some lady was in the gallery and evidently let her 2 yr old daughter roam a little to far and ended up taking a ball point pen to the top of my bench.

Fortunately, the bruising was mostly superficial, and after 30 min of scraping and sanding it was cleaned up and ready for finish. I will probably only get two coats of finish on before the start of the show, but it will have to do.

-- Aaron in TN -http://www.amwellsfurniture.com



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interpim

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#1 posted 11-05-2010 03:20 AM

that sucks… i would give the gallery a bill for a refinish job.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 11-05-2010 03:20 AM

That’s sad when gallery can not protect ones’ work! Hope they reimburse you for the extra work!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 11-05-2010 03:24 AM

ugh :( yah, hope they reimburse you

-- helen

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#4 posted 11-05-2010 03:38 AM

Not a place for a 2 year old.

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canadianchips

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#5 posted 11-05-2010 03:46 AM

Pretty hard to blame the 2 year old. I would have said to the mother. SOLD ! It’s yours now.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 11-05-2010 03:47 AM

Oh. That’s gotta hurt.

Really sorry. Hope you can get it back to beautiful, in reasonable time.

-- -- Neil

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CampD

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#7 posted 11-05-2010 03:51 AM

This reminds of when my son was 2. I had just finished sanding a toy box for a friend made out of pine.
I was cleaning up for the night and my son was in the shop with me, I heard him banging and really didnt think to much of it, but when i turned around he was banging on the top with a hammer that i LET him use.
needless to say pine doesnt stand up to well to a hammer.
I told my freind that it had been kid tested, Luckly they just laughed.
But, a project in a Gallery, now thats a crime.

-- Doug...

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brianinpa

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 03:52 AM

Ouch! I second the thought that the mother bought it.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 04:58 AM

I wouldn’t of hit a lick on that bench to repair it….The women would have bought it “as is” wheather she wanted to or not, and the kid should of got an ass-whipping for doing it…You got to teach kids right from wrong early. A 2 year-old that does that has had no disipline at home and needs to learn better.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#10 posted 11-05-2010 05:06 AM

Life!. Kids! We are all parents. We all have endured something of this nature. I feel for you personally. I feel for both the mother and the child. But it is life. And you so masterfully handled the problem with dignaty.

I am sure the mother is embaressed.

Congratulations on the professional handling of this mis-step.
Ira

-- Rustfever, Central California

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lilredweldingrod

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#11 posted 11-05-2010 05:14 AM

That’s enough to make a grown man cry! What a shame. Kudos to you for handling this so well. How about a pic of the whole piece? Rand

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#12 posted 11-05-2010 05:50 AM

LOL.. I’m picturing Autumn going into her act….

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 11-05-2010 06:57 AM

blame the chinese for the imperfect laminations

commend your daughter for pointing them out

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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rivergirl

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#14 posted 11-05-2010 07:20 PM

Yowza- sounds like someone needs a big case of whoop ass.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#15 posted 11-06-2010 01:53 PM

I wuold have say sold to the mother , but can also understand why you did try to repair the damage
before the recycling show in the gallery after all its your name on a piece in a gallery
and a great advertising chance to get your name further out

good luck with the show

Dennis

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