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This is the problem between thinking you know what to do, and knowing what to do.

More things have been ruined by those who think they know what to do, than by other means. I would also apply this to violins.

Would be interesting to know, if this furniture restorer even has a qualification to work on any antique furniture. I can't think they do.

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24 minutes ago, Bill Yacey said:

I blame the so called experts that choose the contractor to do the work. When the blind enable the blind, what do you expect?

Indeed, but this happens so often.

I've seen several times, where people had excellent instruments and bows, but for reasons only known to them, allowed the husband, or friend of another orchestra member work on it, despite having no skills or training.

Open seams glued with epoxy, using g-clamps with no padding on the varnished surfaces...

Can't get the ferrule off a bow, so stick the frog in a mug of boiling water and leave it overnight, then find all the pearl and bits of the metal work have come off, the ferrule is now split from the swelling wood...

Trying to fix slipping pegs by sanding the inside of peg holes, using a dowel with sandpaper on, in a drill...

Having finished whatever butchery they were doing, but not noticed the sound post had fallen, and gave it back like that...

And after this, it comes to the workshop to get fixed properly.

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58 minutes ago, Bill Yacey said:

I blame the so called experts that choose the contractor to do the work. When the blind enable the blind, what do you expect?

Leave W*** D***** Productions out of this.  Individual vandals simply can't compete with a multinational's budget.  :lol:

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1 hour ago, not telling said:

What about when some fool removed most of the penises from the Tree of Fertility in Tuscany (ca 1265)?

 

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One wonders if the author of the collection of decorative designs that Tony Strad copied the engravings on the Greffulhe from had ever seen those birds?  :huh:

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The little old lady who restored Jesus wanted compensation - from the increased tourist traffic - to see her work.

And she was going to donate all that money to the cause...which fine...

So even if they don't know, they soon find out...:ph34r:

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That's why you don't hire a house painter to fix your plumbing. 
I would think a good art restorer would be able to remove the fresh layers of paint assuming the original is under there somewhere. 

Honestly, the second attempt is growing on me and shows great improvement from the first.  Who knows, a third attempt could result in a masterpiece. 

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