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Early mouseman piece

Postby Former Glory » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:55 pm

I remember there being a thread some time ago about Robert Thompson and the finishes they used, so I thought this might be interesting for some. This footstool came in last week, it is an early one, the fumed colour is great and the hand work is very well done. If anyone wants any details, just let me know.

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Re: Early mouseman piece

Postby RichardLaw » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:07 pm

Lovely piece. I like the sag in the seat - will you be taking that out when you repair the broken straps?
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Re: Early mouseman piece

Postby Former Glory » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:19 pm

No the customer wanted to keep most of the sag, but I have had to lift the seat a touch to stop overstretching and to preserve the old straps.

Just finished the first stage of colour matching and antiquing the leather today, it should be finished tomorrow. I'll be putting up a blog post up tonight with more pictures of the process. (link in sig!)

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Re: Early mouseman piece

Postby RichardLaw » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:59 pm

Excellent!
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Re: Early mouseman piece

Postby Former Glory » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:23 pm

RichardLaw wrote:Excellent!

I hope that's what the client says! :lol:

It's done.

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Re: Early mouseman piece

Postby paul atkin » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:50 pm

Great job, nice stool
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Re: Early mouseman piece

Postby RichardLaw » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:57 pm

I think the colour match has come out really well.
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Re: Early mouseman piece

Postby Former Glory » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:47 am

Thanks both! Got to clean the frame now, (gently)

Why is it that some jobs take much longer than you expect them to, is there a law somewhere I don't know about? I'll probably end up working for less than a fiver an hour on this one! :shock:
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Re: Early mouseman piece

Postby Heinrich H » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:18 pm

Former Glory wrote:
Why is it that some jobs take much longer than you expect them to, is there a law somewhere I don't know about? I'll probably end up working for less than a fiver an hour on this one! :shock:


Seems to be something 8) I am repairing 3 chairs now and have found hidden nails and epoxy in the joints. It takes more than twice the time it was supposed to :(
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