We talked about it yesterday during breakfast with the boys. We are hilarious. It was unanimous. The four of us are definitely the funniest group of guys that get together on a weekly basis for breakfast. In Fall River Wisconsin. At 7:00 in the morning. Well at least at the place we go to. Yes, I can definitely make that statement with complete confidence.
Last week was the Brewster Park Phaeton restoration wrap up. This weeks it’s the Whiskey and Mad Max on the home stretch. Dale and I gang tackled pin striping duties on the Brewtser. Dale normally does the striping but I pitched in on the wheels and the body.
I’m putting a vermillion stripe on a dark maroon wheel. It is a fine line stripe and I’m using a “000” sword striping brush. That’s about as fine as they get I think. Finest brush we have anyhow. It makes a nice line. Striping can be fun and it can be frustrating. I have tried a number of methods over the years. Started with a Beugler striping tool. A Beugler is a canister that you fill with paint and a little rolling wheel that dispenses a stripe as you roll it on a surface. Sounds simple enough in theory. I found a brush easier to use once I got over the numbing fear of trying it.
Had a really nice new arrival last week. A great looking European four passenger sleigh.
This sleigh is un-restored other than the seat cushions. The paint and striping is original and looks a little aged but a great patina.
It has nice lines and a definite European flair. It is very unique and it has already found a new home. Our client is leaving it in original condition which I think is a great option for this piece.
The Whiskey rolls out of the shop later today. We will be taking a number of photos so watch the blog tomorrow for the finished product. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Have a great day.