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Rustic restauration butterfly patch

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Project by majuvla posted 01-15-2018 04:05 PM 944 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was ordered to restore one Croatian traditional ’’hope’’ chest. It was in pretty bad condittion so I had to disassemble it, fix, restore and glue all damaged pieces and finaly sand it. I put all new dovels to boost joinery.
Top board cracked and I saw perfect opportunity to try butterfly patches. I used some old pieces form previous rustic oak projects and made them.I made holes with router and finshed them with chiesel. I’m so pleased how my first butterfly patches turned out. Finish – wood oil.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted





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#1 posted 01-15-2018 04:27 PM

A very great looking restoration Ivan …....and the butterflies….. WOW ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 05:32 PM

opet pimplaš stari moj
ovo baš dobro izgleda
ali leptiri po zimi!!!!
ja još pod gripom i ništa ne čačkam…
pozzz i pazi prste

-- bambi

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 05:40 PM

wow that was pretty rough looking,so id say you did a great job bringing it back to life.and yeah those butterflies came out nice.beautiful job ivan.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 01-15-2018 06:48 PM

Looks good all around, nice work.

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#5 posted 01-15-2018 07:09 PM

nice work, I love seeing old thing brought back to life. and enjoy doing it too.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 01-15-2018 08:07 PM

Beautiful work Ivan.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 01-15-2018 09:39 PM

You did a wonderful job on this restoration Ivan. Congratulation on you first butterfly patch and your Dail Top 3 award.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 01-15-2018 09:44 PM

Beautiful job, Ivan!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 01-15-2018 10:39 PM

Ivan, you should be really proud of your work on this restoration…it came out beautiful!
All of us here on lumberjocks get great satisfaction in building projects but doing a great restoration honors the original craftsman. Bravo!

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#10 posted 01-15-2018 11:21 PM

Great job

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#11 posted 01-15-2018 11:58 PM

Really nice work, Ivan. Great job with the butterflies.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 01-16-2018 01:03 AM

Great restore job. The butterflies look perfect on this.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 01-16-2018 03:50 AM

Nice save Majuvia!

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#14 posted 01-16-2018 12:15 PM

Wow Ivan those look perfect. Really well done, especially for your first attempt

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#15 posted 01-16-2018 12:46 PM

Thanks all for views and comments

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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