|Project by BusterB||posted 01-22-2013 02:14 AM||1602 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Been doing a lot of shop projects lately so thought it would be cool to work on something else for a change. Was asked to attempt to repair a antique cedar chest for my sister-in-law and said “sure, no problem”. After she had dropped it off (while I wasnt home naturally), I saw that I was in for more than a simple little project. It seems that her ex-husband had taken a hammer to it…repeatedly. The top and a good portion of the front panel were splintered and had to be removed. There was some detail work along the bottom that I knew with my limited skills I would have no chance of duplicating close enough for it to look right. Luckily I was able to save part of the front panel by cutting out the damaged pieces. The corner profiles were also a challenge but after alot of mumbling I have them close enough that someone would have to look “too closely” to notice the slight difference. Recieved some great advice from my Scottish working bud Jamie on repairing antiques and some great ideas from Monte on finishing cedar than I will try out when it gets warmer. Thanks for the input guys.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)