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Project by jeanmarc posted 03-24-2008 08:35 PM 1935 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Voila restoration of an old secretary of restoration times

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#1 posted 03-24-2008 08:48 PM

Is that new leather?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-24-2008 08:59 PM

C’est très beau!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-25-2008 12:17 AM


This is a beautiful restoration. The secretary had a lot of character as it was but your restoration is a vast improvement.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-25-2008 12:20 AM

Wow, that is an absolutely gorgeous piece.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 03-25-2008 02:10 AM

Your did a beautiful job on this restoration. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 03-25-2008 03:04 AM

That’s a unique piece andnow beautiful, to be sure. It takes talent to restore a piece and not do more harm than good. You did great! Thanks for sharing.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#7 posted 03-25-2008 05:28 AM

Glad to see that bit of history being cared for.

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#8 posted 03-31-2008 10:49 PM

Garyk => yes it’s a new leather, made in paris.

Sorry for this late answer !

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#9 posted 04-01-2008 02:53 AM

Wow, nice restoration.

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#10 posted 04-07-2008 07:23 PM

Excelent restoration! Very fine work. Did you remove the old finish just clean and touch it up?

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#11 posted 08-21-2008 10:15 PM

Magnifique! Travail impressionnant!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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