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    Default Bronze statue repair

    I own a bronze statue of St George slaying a dragon. I believe it was inherited by my grandfather. When it was shipped to him the front legs of the horse were broken off at the knees. My question is, can it be repaired, and how. Some of the metal from the knees is missing and would have to be filled in.

    i am located in Ohio. Would need someone in driving distance who could do the repair.

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    Try to get a hold of aametalmaster. I believe he is in Ohio and maybe he can help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMK WELDING View Post
    Try to get a hold of aametalmaster. I believe he is in Ohio and maybe he can help you.
    I am in Salem right below Youngstown if that helps...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
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    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Printydm View Post
    I own a bronze statue of St George slaying a dragon. I believe it was inherited by my grandfather. When it was shipped to him the front legs of the horse were broken off at the knees. My question is, can it be repaired, and how. Some of the metal from the knees is missing and would have to be filled in.

    i am located in Ohio. Would need someone in driving distance who could do the repair.
    One challenge is the unknown material. If it was cast in silicon bronze, that is easy, but other alloys may or may not be easy to weld. Some may choose to solder instead.

    Best to have someone with experience repairing old statues. Even though I am a metal sculptor I would not be comfortable taking the job.

    Richard

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    I would start out with silicon bronze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portable Welder View Post
    I would start out with silicon bronze.
    I have 40 lbs of it on hand...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Bob the reason I said he should contact you is because I knew you were in Ohio. I've seen some of your pictures on the Miller website for projects way before the forum came about. Nice work. JOE

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMK WELDING View Post
    Bob the reason I said he should contact you is because I knew you were in Ohio. I've seen some of your pictures on the Miller website for projects way before the forum came about. Nice work. JOE
    Thats fine. If i can help i am here...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Just a suggestion but how about using a jewlers torch and Brownells hi-force-44-trade-solder. The piece can be airbrushed to make the repaired joints disappear.


    http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...r-prod709.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    Just a suggestion but how about using a jewlers torch and Brownells hi-force-44-trade-solder. The piece can be airbrushed to make the repaired joints disappear.


    http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...r-prod709.aspx
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