Repairing a Painted Section on a Large Harp Thomas Johnson Antique Repair Video

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Repairing a Painted Section on a Large Harp Thomas Johnson Antique Repair Video

Postby Mark Fogleman » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:56 pm

Thomas Johnson has a busy YT channel doing antique repair and does a nice job with the videos. I love his confidence in handling repairs in rare early american furniture. He makes a repair with epoxy putty at the shoulder-sound board joint which has a black paint finish:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMHlZ4xejrw
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Re: Repairing a Painted Section on a Large Harp Thomas Johnson Antique Repair Video

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:28 pm

The epoxy putty stick and black paint are Mohawk products. The putty sticks come in several colors (10?) and can be mixed and matched to get close to what you need. They stick and hold their shape fairly well and set up enough in a few minutes to be filed and sanded. Yesterday I used some white putty stick to repair a bone scrimshawed knife handle and used some other Mohawk products to tone it in. It turned out O.K. for a relatively quick patch job.
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