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 Post subject: An attempt at restoring a chalk Nipper
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Some time ago I placed a "Wanted" ad for Nipper projects. I'd like to thank Marco for my most recent project. His only request was a few dollars for postage and some photos to show the progress. How could I refuse that offer? Here are the results and photos of the process.

Photo #1 - Shows as sent Nipper. He's missing both ears and his snout.

Photo #2 - I was a little reluctant to apply plaster mixed only with water for fear that it would not stick to Nipper. So I thought I'd try mixing my plaster with Elmer's Glue. That made for a sticky mess but I did make a facsimile snout from Elmer's and plaster and it stuck.

Photo #3 - This photo shows Nipper with plaster features ready to be sanded. There must be a better way to sand such small areas other than a bit of regular sandpaper. If anyone has a suggestion I'd love to hear it.

Photos #4&5 - These photos show the "as left" Nipper. There was no way for me to match the old chalk patina with the areas replaced. I sprayed a clear finish to seal the chalk and plaster. Next I painted Nipper with an off white spray followed by painting his features.

Nipper is not perfect but he is happy and presentable. Thanks Mark for the Nipper project. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: An attempt at restoring a chalk Nipper
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:11 pm 
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Nice work Jerry. What do you do with all these nippers you save? You should make a bunch of kennels for them all :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: An attempt at restoring a chalk Nipper
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:42 pm 
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Good job Mr Jerry !!!
Nipper can now once again hear his masters voice and howl if he feels the need. Hope he doesn’t keep you awake.

Terry


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 Post subject: Re: An attempt at restoring a chalk Nipper
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"There must be a better way to sand such small areas other than a bit of regular sandpaper. If anyone has a suggestion I'd love to hear it."

I use a Proxxon mini sander for small detail areas. I wired mine directly to a 12v wall wart adapter, since I was too cheap to buy Proxxon's version...
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Proxxon-MICROM ... er/4731323


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 Post subject: Re: An attempt at restoring a chalk Nipper
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OR, you can make one from an electric toothbrush...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orBqd6w5T4E
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: An attempt at restoring a chalk Nipper
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:58 pm 
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Thanks for the sanding suggestions. Jerry


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