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Project by Kelly posted 05-07-2020 01:15 AM 847 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This poor creature, which belonged to a lady’s late grandmother, jumped from the back of a pickup. It suffered broken bones, scrapes and even had a part missing from the ordeal.

I took my shot, and I think it’s ready to get back home.

I think the part I’m most tickled with is, the chip repair on the face. That I was able to pull it off is thanks to, in part, flooring an neighbor was tossing during a move.

Though it doesn’t show, if I wanted to “more invisible” the chip, I should have taken it down to the router line.

I cleaned the chip out, shaping it to a V. Before I did, I confess to, foolishly, thinking a butt joint would work. I was well into an epoxy glue up when I screamed [to myself] “hell no,” pulled it, then came back and V’d the cut.

The grain isn’t real, at the top of the V. It’s Exacto work, which the stain turned into grain.





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pottz

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#1 posted 05-07-2020 01:57 AM

nice work saving her memories.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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EllenWoodHead

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#2 posted 05-07-2020 02:55 AM

Wow, great job!

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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anthm27

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#3 posted 05-07-2020 11:03 AM

yer, that is a definite pay.
Great job

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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ocean

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#4 posted 05-07-2020 02:33 PM

Had an drafting table blow out of my truck but it did not survive the contact with the road, just fire wood. Excellent repair. I’m sure she will not believe that is her table.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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ClaudeF

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#5 posted 05-07-2020 05:29 PM

Excellent save and restoration!

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 05-07-2020 11:21 PM

EXCELLENT SAVE!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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mel52

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#7 posted 05-08-2020 02:47 AM

You did an excellent job on this save !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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DebraLee

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#8 posted 07-04-2020 04:07 AM

Beautiful work! Love rescues and preservation work. Truly an art with the xacto blade and it works every time!

-- Debra Lee®️ “Where the spirit does not work with the hands, there is no art” - L. DaVinci

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