San Francisco carved sculpture of sea-creatures, a dolphin and a whale. More subjects are available to order, contact Mark Fry of Museum Quality Restoration Services on (760) 329-2294 to discuss your ideas today.
I was asked to repair a small wood figure for a client. The figure was broken in several places and the client wanted it to look like new. I used cyanoacrylate glue on all small cracks and broken areas. Then I carefully applied the pieces together, sanded the wood and applied lemon oil and buffing. The figure looks like new now.
The figure had been dropped and the bottom was shattered. I used a two-part epoxy to glue the pieces back together, then wet-sanded with 400 grit and paint thinner. I followed that with 1200 grit, and a solution of teak oil and bri-wax. The figure was then buffed to a luster.
This ebony wood figure sculpture had been cracked. This statue was made out of one piece of wood and it had been carved with great detail. The first thing that I did was to wet-sand the figure with 1200 grit sandpaper and paint thinner. This removed the old finish and any dirt or grime that was on the surface. Next, I sanded with 1200 grit sandpaper to smooth out the surface. Then I applied a solution of teak oil and bri-wax. The customer was very pleased with the result.
This butternut wood figure sculpture had been cracked. This statue was made out of one piece of wood and it had been carved with great detail. For this project I applying the epoxy filler. Wet-sanded with 400 grit and paint thinner, then 1200 grit, and a solution of teak oil and bri-wax, then buffed to a luster.
These are walnut wood cat sculptures that needed some repairing. Every crack and hole, even the smallest ones were filled. After filling in cracks and holes with special materials and strengthening the structure of each. I wet-sanded with 400 grit and paint thinner, then 1200 grit, and a solution of teak oil and bri-wax, then buffed to a luster. Each sculpture looks and feels wonderful.
This antique Chinese statue of a horse was badly damaged in shipping – the back legs and the rider broke off. I glued and repaired the broken legs and body, then filled, smoothed, and touched up the repairs.
San Diego Antique Restoration of 14th Century Chinese Statues. These 2 pieces are tang dynasty 618-907 ad ming dynasty 1368-1644 ad figurines/statues. The statues arrived in chunks, pieces and little fragments. Careful piecing, gluing and retouching was needed for a successful repair
This wooden trolley was in several broken pieces when it arrived to Museum Quality Restoration Services. This handmade car figure is now considered a collectible item and can be found at antique stores or online auctions. The construction of the figure is made from one piece of wood. Wooden car figures that fit these criteria can be quite rare.
This antique Chinese statue of a horse was badly damaged in shipping – the back legs and the rider broke off. I glued and repaired the broken legs and body, then filled, smoothed, and touched up the repairs. The process of restoration can be an exciting and rewarding one, as you see the item come back to life before your eyes. The techniques I use to restoring items, are plaster bandages for small breaks, filling in missing pieces with epoxy putty or wax based clay, and painting on color with acrylics.