Posts Tagged ‘Restoration’

The 1500’s Nutcracker has been completed!  It turned out wonderfully.     The finish is spot on and looks completely seamless.  It was quite an exciting piece to work on and it is nice that it has been restored to it’s original form.  The bird was completely missing except for remnants of little bird feet and Brandon designed the bird to be correct for the nutcracker, carved the new bird and finished it to look like it had always been there…

Here are some before pictures..

1500's Nutcracker Before

1500's Nutcracker Before

1500's Nutcracker Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Restoration

And here is the completed nutcracker.

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

This nutcracker will be an amazing addition to  it’s home at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum where it is now currently displayed.

Brandon will be working on to a couple new restoration projects that I will be posting about real soon.  We are also working on a few different projects too……

If you want to see some of Brandon’s restoration projects (before and after pics) and also his original nutcrackers and other works, you can check out our fan page on Facebook and look through the albums.  It’s nice to see them in one condensed area.  While you’re there make sure to “Like” our page, it will make me very happy.  :-)

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The Fox Whip Holder is officially done!  I think it turned out beautifully.  It is a spectacular piece.  This is a piece that I am going to be sad to see go back to it’s home.  Here is a before and after picture…

Fox Whip Holder Before and After

Fox Whip Holder Before and After

Brandon made the finish darker and it really brings out the details of the carving.  Here are a few pictures to show the incredible carving of this piece.  If you want to see the pictures larger just click on the photo…

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Brandon added the foot and did a spectacular job on it.  You can’t even tell it was ever repaired!

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Fox Whip Holder

Brandon is now working on another restoration and is also working on an original figural nutcracker.  Updates and pictures coming soon!

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