INTUITIVE IRON - Reindeer Restoration - indianapolis, IN
INTUITIVE IRON - A fusion of metal, art and function..........
 
 
 
 
 
 
"HOLIDAY WORLD" Reindeer Restoration          -PICTURES-
Here they are straight from Santa Claus Indiana..
Here they are straight from Santa Claus Indiana..
You can see the missing antlers on the reindeer closest to you..
Sandblasting always shows the true ugliness.....
Here you can see the damage to the rear leg.
Sandblasting always shows the true ugliness.....
This hole in the neck will need addressed and I'm pretty sure he's missing some antlers.
This hole in the neck will need addressed and I'm pretty sure he's missing some antlers.
This guy lost a piece of his fleece...
This guy lost a piece of his fleece...
Repairing the lower neck ....
Repairing the lower neck ....
Patching the leg..
Patching the leg..
This old cast iron joint will need a lot of love...
This old cast iron joint will need a lot of love...
The face had a lot of casting marks that will need to be worked out.
The face had a lot of casting marks that will need to be worked out.
Making new antlers is a sloooooow process...
Making new antlers is a sloooooow process...
These rods are like insurance when dealing with dissimilar metals...
These rods are like insurance when dealing with dissimilar  metals...
The antlers took some time to re-create....
The antlers took some time to re-create....
Ahhhh! a perfect fit.......
Ahhhh! a perfect fit.......
Drilling holes for the Through-Rods..
Drilling holes for the Through-Rods..
Checking out my freshly made antlers..
Checking out my freshly made antlers..
Through Rods Ensure a worry free restoration...
Through Rods Ensure a worry free restoration...
Industrial Primer Coat #1
Industrial Primer Coat #1
Industrial Primer Coat #2
Industrial Primer Coat #2
New antlers in place and ready for clean-up....
Yeah..I know there's still a hole in his neck..
New antlers in place and ready for clean-up....
The other side...Hey look the hole is gone...
The other side...Hey look the hole is gone...
Gotta get the under carriage!!!!
Gotta get the under carriage!!!!
I'm pleased with the overall finished product...
I'm pleased with the overall finished product...
Man these antlers turned out reaaaaaal nice.....
Man these antlers turned out reaaaaaal nice.....
Remember the hole in the neck? All gone.....
Remember the hole in the neck? All gone.....
Good overall shot showing the new antlers and smooth back. Look at the old back photos and you can see he's come a long way.
Good overall shot showing the new antlers and smooth back. Look at the old back photos and you can see he's come a long way.
Remember the bum leg? It's all patched up and chased out..
Remember the bum leg? It's all patched up and chased out..
Heading home...
These guys are in the able hands of "Kemna Restoration" making there way back to Holiday World...
Heading home...
Robert from "Kemna Restoration" preparing the fellas for a 4 hour ride.
Robert from "Kemna Restoration" preparing the fellas for a 4 hour ride.