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    Posted 12 months ago

    randallbar…
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    When I first laid eyes on this LV Damier, I had to take a double take. As you can see from the first photo, it looked as though a raccoon had been locked inside, who decided to dig its way out through the lid! To add insult to injury, a similar hole was gouged through the bottom panel But I've always believed that all LV's are worth a second chance...and at it I went. I carefully (and squarely) cut the affected areas away with a dremmel saw and then fit the two gapes with planed poplar, front to back. Pulling some of the checkered exterior fabric from the foundation gave me enough to patch over my work and I aligned this fix with the existing pattern(s). If you take a close look, you can see where my work started, and whenit ends, but at least there is now a damier that won't be swept under the rug.

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    1. Drill Drill, 12 months ago
      This was not an easy repair, I'm betting quite rewarding though, great to see you bring it back Randall. Have it dusted off and Get the trucks ready for delivery. Worth the effort.

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      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Véhicule_de_transport_Bayard-Clément_III_%281906%29.jpg


      http://do5ctr7j643mo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/16234202/To-meet-the-growing-success-of-his-trunks-in-1859-Louis-Vuitton-founded-new-workshops-in-Asnieres-northwest-of-Paris-pictured-here-1024x990.jpg

    2. trunkman trunkman, 12 months ago
      Wow! That’s an awesome restoration. That’s inspiring to see... what can be done when all looks lost!
    3. randallbarbera randallbarbera, 12 months ago
      Thanks Drill. The biggest challenge with the French trunks are finding parts, or "stuff" for repair, as you must know. It is nice to see it up and running again.
    4. randallbarbera randallbarbera, 12 months ago
      Thanks trunkman! My first thought when I saw this was..."Maybe this will be a good one to use for parts!"

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