Monday, April 21, 2008
Having a heck of a time with this repair job. A couple of posts down, you saw how bad the scabbard was bent....it was smashed flat, perhaps by a horse stepping on it.
Now after 20 hours of labour, this is the result. Not perfect, but ready for plating.
I don't normally nickel plate big pieces like this....my tanks are too small, and so it is simply better to just have them plated by the professional plating companies. Unfortuantely, this week, the snow load destroyed the building the professional was in, and I had to step lively to retrieve this job from the wreckage. No further damage, but today, I have to repolish the pieces and send them to yet another plater.
Frustration does not begin to describe the feelings at this time.