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Project by Robbbi1 posted 03-05-2016 07:40 AM 1224 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a humidor that was shipped to a friend and was broken in shipment. he asked if I could do anything with it. I told him to throw it away. but I took a look at it and did what I could to repair it. the legs and apron were broke off. so I took the broke parts and copied them. then I had to match the finish. that took a bit of time, but I got it close. he was really happy. he said it was in his family for years. what do you think?

-- Robbi

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#1 posted 03-05-2016 07:59 AM

Great job you’ve done. That’s why I love woodworking. You can repair and reuse everything.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-05-2016 02:46 PM

Looks like you nailed it! Nice job.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 03-05-2016 02:49 PM

That is a real fine job. I doubt anyone could tell it had been repaired. Looks like an original piece and your match with the finish is spot on!

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#4 posted 03-05-2016 08:47 PM

just shows never give up, anything with wood is did a great job with that,most people would try and glue the broken parts back together but making new legs was the way to go,no one will ever know they were a remake.

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

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#5 posted 03-05-2016 09:01 PM

Good job. Nice match and I’m sure he was pleased with it!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 03-07-2016 05:47 PM

Can’t tell there was ever anything broke on it. Terrific job on matching the finish to

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#7 posted 03-10-2016 06:21 PM

Great work. Very nice. I’ll be starting a restoration process of a step stool that my mother in law has from her grandfather that he made.

-- Bob, Fall River, Ma

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#8 posted 03-06-2018 06:19 AM

I think you did a superb job! And saved an heirloom in the process, after all it’s not a paper towel holder!

-- Mister Gray, PNW

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#9 posted 03-31-2018 11:40 AM

You did a great job on repairing this piece.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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