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 Posted 4/8/2014 12:44:33 PM
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I like to help the lads out where I can with repairs, but this time I have my hands full!:w00t: This flagon belongs to a well know stall holder at the shows and fairs and I agreed to have a bash at restoring this quite rare and locally, historical piece for the owner. Its a bit of a car crash, but some items are worth doing, and I understand from the owner, this one is. Its a lot of work, and most of it is straight forward; its the colour finish that's the test. Here goes.........

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 Posted 4/8/2014 11:09:56 PM
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Looks like that flagon needs to be sat in a bed on Emergency Ward Ten or in more modern times Casualty !



Definitely needs the skill of the surgeon's knife !



Good luck Dr. Poacher.
Poacher
 Posted 4/9/2014 6:03:01 PM
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Yeah, its a bit of a nightmare, but It has been filled and sanded now. My truck has taken my time up today, but I will get more piccy's up tomorrow;)

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 Posted 4/10/2014 10:56:49 AM
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Really looking forward to this thread, just dug a flagon in approx 6 pieces, after some careful gluing its now in two pieces but the joins are dirty on the last two pieces so needs further cleaning. Would like to see how you make the joins invisible and what you use to give the illusion of glaze. I'm guessing some type of varnish? GOOD LUCK! :)

* Wanted: James Lewis miniature blue Hamilton and any Billericay bottles and any round pub flasks. Please pm me if you have any or know of any for sale. I may have good lids/bottles for swaps or your best cash price paid *Always looking for new dig sites in the South East*



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 Posted 4/10/2014 3:21:47 PM
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Torpedo (10/04/2014)
Really looking forward to this thread, just dug a flagon in approx 6 pieces, after some careful gluing its now in two pieces but the joins are dirty on the last two pieces so needs further cleaning. Would like to see how you make the joins invisible and what you use to give the illusion of glaze. I'm guessing some type of varnish? GOOD LUCK! :)


The first thing I'll tell you is, if you glue it back, clean out all the joins(even if it means removing a bit more) as the join dictates how difficult the repair will be. Do a dry run first, then work out what goes where and in what order. I'll tell you the rest via PM ;)

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 Posted 4/10/2014 9:42:27 PM
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OH ! That's a lovely piece to get yer teeth into, every piece has its own challenges. but how good the feeling when someone says " So where was the crack then " :laugh::laugh::laugh: & your reply " You tell me then ". I applaud your patience & your talent I would love to see the stages of development, PLEASE keep posting. Thank you Poacher. :):)







Gail ;)
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Really looking forward to this thread, just dug a flagon in approx 6 pieces, after some careful gluing its now in two pieces but the joins are dirty on the last two pieces so needs further cleaning. Would like to see how you make the joins invisible and what you use to give the illusion of glaze. I'm guessing some type of varnish? GOOD LUCK! :)


The first thing I'll tell you is, if you glue it back, clean out all the joins(even if it means removing a bit more) as the join dictates how difficult the repair will be. Do a dry run first, then work out what goes where and in what order. I'll tell you the rest via PM ;)


Thanks for all the info Mark, very eye opening.:)

* Wanted: James Lewis miniature blue Hamilton and any Billericay bottles and any round pub flasks. Please pm me if you have any or know of any for sale. I may have good lids/bottles for swaps or your best cash price paid *Always looking for new dig sites in the South East*



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Poacher
 Posted 4/11/2014 4:43:32 PM
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OK, I did a bit more work to the flagon earlier. Having ground out and filled the cracks, it was sanded down by hand using a number of decreasing grade papers, all done dry. The first of several coats of primer can now be painted on and flatted back, but this time with fine wet & dry papers. This will have to be repeated until its as smooth as it can get. This can take some time to get right.

While this flagon is in its stages of drying, I have a few from Natalie's collection to sort out inc, a new handle, a new lip and a few big chips:)

Thanks for the comments so far ladies and gents;)

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 Posted 4/11/2014 7:56:29 PM
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Never mind those flagons, what about my ginger beer!:D:D:D

Wanted Aberavon/Port Talbot and Afan valley bottles. Swansea, Maesteg and Briton Ferry Ginger Beers.


Any Wilfred Andrews, Winchester and Andover bottles.


Any XLCR Pure Water Company, Eastleigh bottles

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 Posted 4/11/2014 8:08:13 PM
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Looking pretty good so far, can't wait to see the 'finished' article.

I used to have a bunch of Buckrtouts flagons that my mum used for flower arranging classes lol




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