Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wax On, Wax Off

Sorry for the lack of updates! Doesn't mean I haven't been busy being a Homo Faber (well, more like Homo Conservator). Earlier this week we took down the arms and armor hanging up in the Oak Hall of West Dean College for an assessment and cleaning. They hadn't been touched in about twelve years, so there was a lot to do! This is me buffing micro-crystalline wax on a sword with a lovely leather and velvet lined basket hilt.

P.S. In December, I put up a post on the West Dean College student conservation blog about one of my projects. It's about the making of a steel and brass padlock and key (which was subsequently tossed outside by my tutor to get all sad and rusty). Read all about it HERE!