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Old 08-03-2018, 12:32 PM
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Default Salvaging a calf head for display

Probably the most extreme repair I have made on a calf head. This head was TRASHED but I think that it really added a lot to the drum to be able to display it with the original head.
No rocket science here, basically just getting the head off the rim, soaking it, hoping the paint didn't start to disintegrate, flatten it, let it dry, soak it, flatten it, let it dry. Patched with a donor calf head and gelatin. (Gelatin is food grade hide glue!)
What do you think?
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

And here are the next five...
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:35 PM
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Default Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

and the next five....
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

and the final few.
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:42 PM
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Default Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

For the life of me I cannot get the two last pics uploaded. Just keep getting an "upload failed" message. Sorry guys, I will try again later.
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:53 PM
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Default Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

Ok, last attempt.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

You should be very proud of your work on saving that. Impressive!!

Mike
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

Great piece of restoration work. Maple Leaf Orchestra No.2 has a new lease on life.
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

+1 with the others. Nicely done!
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

What a great job. When you put that much weight on a glue project, you have its undivided attention! I wonder what happened to Maple Leaf Orchestra number one?
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