"No its not beyond repair. The hide needs to be taken off. Remove the old wallpaper. Spray bottle with vinegar and water mix. Spray on let soak in and scrape off the old paper. You can buy Trunk handle kits Ebay. Also other parts like hinge stays…"
"Hey, my name is also Tom and I sign most of my posts Tom, and I've been a Member since its' inception (about 3 years) so is there another way you can sign off, maybe using your last name's initial, or "tom n jody", or…"
I grew up in an antique shop in central Mass. I've been a self employed contractor for 35 years. I love antiques of all kinds. And I pick some things to sell or just to keep for a while at my home.
Tell us about your interest in antiques, collecting and any antique related websites, blogs, businesses.
I sell some things on my ebay. Jodys Dusty Attic for the past 3 years or so. And sell some stuff on craigs list if the item is too large. (shipping charges kill.) I love oreintal antiques of all kinds. I am addicted to a great old lamp once in a while. I also love brass. I restore old trunks, brass, lamps, Tinkering with an item to bring it back to working condition is interesting and fun. It brings up the value of an item, if done right, and is rewarding to se e a compleated project.
Hey, my name is also Tom and I sign most of my posts Tom, and I've been a Member since its' inception (about 3 years) so is there another way you can sign off, maybe using your last name's initial, or "tom n jody", or something besides "Tom"? Would really appreciate it. It would avoid confusion. Thanks, Tom
hey jody thanks for the comment i have checked all of the s.american n. american african and many other cultures and have yet to find any statues quite like it but thanks for the reccomendation i have spent hours looking but nothing yet