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Johnsmith's loves1384 of 1833Small vintage/antique Balakrishna bronze, kyratised.1940 Plymouth
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Determined to restore him in its original function, I ordered vacuum accessories cheap, only to get the natural horse hair with convenient length.

    Took apart the hairy rings, reduced the mounting depth and cut them to adjust to the shell with my Dremel.

    Bostic tacks holds firmly in place the pieces.

    Happily the 2 accessories were just enough for filling the shell gap...

    Second pic is the result before he got his hairdo, lol!

    I trimmed the new brush to give it the appropriate convex shape, pic in updated previous post :-)

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 5 years ago
      He is such a beautiful turtle, it's so great how you can restore him Pascale, kudos to your talent
    2. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Jenni! There he has a Punk hairdo, fairly improved by the trimming as shown in previous post ;-)

      Thank you Pw-collector for your lovely visit!
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      First pic is so cute and he holds his head high to be in your caring collection, I wish I could run my fingers through that kyratization !~
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Phil for your kind comment! XOXO

      Thank you Fortapache for loving the hairy dinosaur ;-)
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Oh, how very nicely done!! I would have never thought of that. He looked great before, but he looks amazing now!!!!
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      very clever! and love the detail of the terrapin : )
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Inspirational !!!!
    8. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Fabulous Restoration, you are non stop to amaze us with your great work.
      Félicitation tu as énormèment de talent.
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      beautiful!!! lovely turtle!!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      You are truly a clever, inventive, and inspired restorer Pasquale.
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Fabulous work Pascale as always! He even looks happier with his new hairstyle!
      He is gorgeous both as the pin cushion and the pen wipe:-) )
    12. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 years ago
      You are so talented!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Woohh... My answers to all of you was typed on my phone and I deleted it by accident...
      So sorry to be so late to tell you I'm amazed by all your positive and exclamative kind comments...

      Scott, thank you for your kind comment!

      TallCakes, thank you for leaving your delicious cakes and stands for leaving such a great comment :-D

      Vetraio, thanks a lot for your inspirationnal comment!

      Alan, MERCI BEAUCOUP!!!

      Sean, thank you for your lovely comment :-)

      Karen! Thank you!
      I drove hubby crazy when I told him I was going to use glue tacs and vacuum brushes... He laughed at me when I showed him the beast BEFORE his haircut...
      Now he is amazed by the result... HA!

      Judy, thanks, the pincushion was a possible go back if the brushes failed to do the job ;-)

      Ken... sshhh... don't tell him... he thinks he is real! ;-)) Thanks to you and your daughter.

      Mrstyndall, thank you so much for your kind comment!!!

      Million turtle kisses to all his lovers! XO

    14. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      You are a miracle worker!!! Thanks for sharing!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Whoo, Vintagelamp, sorry for my late thanks for your so nice comment :-/
      Still not receiving notifications from CW...
    16. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Sister to the turtle ô..Ô
    17. dlpetersen, 4 years ago
      Great job, I picked up one just like it for my granddaughter but it did not have a brush, I think someone made it into a pin cushion holder. They are really cute.
    18. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Dlpetersen for letting me know you got a similar (I'd love to see it in a post!). And thanks for your kind comment :-)

      Before getting the bristles for the kyratisation, I turned it in a pin cushion too!
      See there:
    19. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Ms.CrystalShip, you're so right! Thank you for your visit and funny comment :-))
    20. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      Thought I already tagged this and I did . in a aka name,,..with all this refurbishing your going to have to hire help.. smiling, ...been watch the yellow vest folks over there seems things are getting intense...,.. enjoy the day my safe
    21. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Gary, thanks to the multi yous for loving the turtle ;-))
      Yellow jackets though having real concerns are for now a great problem for many little commercial structures and firms who can't absorb the financial loss... not to talk about the insurrectionals elements who are surely manipulated by a foreign country to lead to a big chaos in our democracy...
    22. dlpetersen, 4 years ago
      I will try to remember to get a picture of it, she is at college at the University of Michigan and only see her a couple times a year now. Any turtle related items I send her, she even has a pet turtle she named Carl.

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