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Offline ardy

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Large candlestick with some damage
« on: August 28, 2009, 05:17:37 AM »
Hi All picked this up for very little as it is damaged but the bit is with it and in good shape for a repair. I want to use this on the dinner table and I know it is worth nothing.

It is 8 3/4" (220mm) high and 7" (180) wide

2 questions if I may.

1. Does anyone know who made this piece.

2. What is the best way to clean up the previous poor gluing effort and repair it.

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Re: Large candlestick with some damage
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 02:36:49 PM »
I have used Acetone in the past to remove old glues, as it is a strong solvent. You must use it outside, as it is not good to inhale the fumes...  I will generally use a stiff toothbrush and try to lightly scrub it off. 

As far as the repair goes, I would use a couple of very tiny drops of superglue (I use the gel and not the runny fluid type) The whole edge does not have to be glued to hold it in place... 

Craig
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Re: Large candlestick with some damage
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 11:02:38 PM »
Thanks very much Craig as that was my major question to be able to use it. Luckily the part that is broken is in good condition and a close almost perfect match may be achievable.

Now if someone knows who made it - - - perfection.
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