Archive for September 14th, 2009

14
Sep

Surprise!!

   Posted by: admin    in Figural Nutcracker, Restoration, Wood Carving

Brandon has been working on the restoration piece. He took out the really old nails to get the metal off.  He discovered that the nutcracker had legs and, as Bob put it, had worn “breeches”.

Nutcracker with metal removed

Nutcracker with metal removed

Nutcracker with metal removed

Nutcracker with metal removed

Nutcracker with metal removed

Nutcracker with metal removed

Now the design of the front handle will be going in a different direction than expected.  Before this discovery the handle was a mystery and was going to be designed based on photos of French nutcrackers from this era.  Now it will be in keeping with it’s original design and have legs.  Brandon is going to do a few designs and see which Bob thinks would be most appropriate and then he will be on to the next stage of the restoration.