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    Posted 4 months ago

    Mae76
    (10 items)

    I found this guy at a garage sale, and have no idea about the who, what, when, and where of him. I especially want to know the type of wood, but all info is appreciated.
    TIA!!

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    1. Mae76 Mae76, 29 days ago
      Turns out he is a Chinese, boxwood, 1885-1915 ivory teeth and glass eyes budhai/buddha. The cracks are typical and best dealt with by deep injected application of linseed or coconut oil. It doesn't fix the crack, but it stops it growing.

      Cheers.
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 29 days ago
      I would use " boiled linseed oil " never raw linseed oil. you may want to do it twice. You can get hand feeding syringes at a pet store or glue syringes at most arts and crafts stores. The hand feeding syringes tend to have a finer tip, all of them are made of plastic like materials. It wouldn't hurt anything to also wet a paper towel with boiled linseed oil and give the entire thing a wipe down. Then just set aside and let it dry. Make sure to inject plenty into the cracks so it soaks up into the wood.

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