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As promised, an explanation of our assessment process, and of course, a horse is so much more interesting than a building part! Terri is a beloved horse from the Jantzen Beach Carousel; locals have fond memories of her! Terri is … Continue reading
As we’ve probably said, Restore Oregon hired us to assess the current status of the decorative parts of the Jantzen Beach Carousel. (Another firm is estimating the status of the mechanical and housing parts.) The carousel has been in storage … Continue reading
We’ve inherited a box of old badly damaged pony legs with butted joinery which have been clad in copper and tin sheeting. The tacking lines along the leading edges of the butt joinery are so badly damaged by the tacking … Continue reading
We have several interesting textile projects in the studio this year, and one of the most challenging is this Victorian Tea Cosy for a private client who has generously allowed the process to be shared. Today I began the excavation … Continue reading
The subtlety of the carving detail on the legs of the carousel horses is extraordinary! Parker has cleverly placed his identifying mark, “C.W.Parker, Leavenworth, Kan,” on the bottom of most horseshoes, such as these on the extra-large horse, Terri, above. … Continue reading
Carousel horses have always delighted, even in the midst of virtual games and E-ticket rides; most of us don’t stop and look at them, but are seduced by the Wurlitzer calling to us, and the color and the action and … Continue reading