Once all the pieces of the chair have been completely cleaned off by hot water, use the bisturi to gently clean off the rest of excessive dirt. The piles of dust and molds have been collected over t… [Read more]
Condition check my second restoration piece. In Renato’s atelier, along the ceiling there are dozens of old chairs stacked up together and lived through years of stories which have been collected on… [Read more]
Use bisturi to scratch the surface to remove the unwanted paint splashes. While scratching, the previous tint/paint/varnish might peel off as well and be careful to not damage by removing too much.
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Overall and detailed inspection of the bench condition.
Church bench which Renato has found and has been kept in the studio. Covered with dust and layers of paint splashes covered with wood tints. … [Read more]
Start of the first restoration piece, a leg of the ancient mirror frames.
Due to the humidity and layers of the piled dust, use the Universal Enferner (Remover) to clean corners & surfaces.
To use… [Read more]
The process of finishing a piece of wood. When the chisel has been carved out of shape, after finishing the wood cutting process, clean the rough surfaces with a bistori. With the bistori, you can m… [Read more]
Another engraving method. As I have used the handed blades previously, there are many different curves, flatness, and thickness of tools in the studio. To make the traditional picture frames, I’ve u… [Read more]
Documentation of completed inlay panels.
Ponte Vecchio is one of the most fascinating constructions in Firenze. It the only bridge which has survived through since 1345. A secret corridor… [Read more]
Wood carving lessons. To understand the basic of wood joints, there are few methods to be used. First basic joint is half lap. Cut half of the front 2-3cm part of the wooden stick and collapse togethe… [Read more]
Academia spring holiday week
In spring break I went back to Paris. We spent the afternoon before the flight, heading for Milan, which took about two and a half hours by bus. "Fondazione Prada" headin… [Read more]