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« on: 12 September 2018, 07:10:35 PM »

Has anyone picked up this BBC2 show, and found it as addictive as I have? Tonight they are restoring a clock made out of the remains of the propellor of a Sopwith Pup in which the owner’s Grandfather crashed in the First World War. None of all the rubbish regarding value which degrades so many antiques programmes, just a focus on the objects themselves, and the skills of the restorer - a real breath of fresh air!
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« Reply #1 on: 12 September 2018, 07:24:44 PM »

It's a good show, hit and miss on the objects depending if I'm interested.
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« Reply #2 on: 12 September 2018, 08:07:31 PM »

Yep, watched both series and, like Will, find some of it more interesting than others. My main interest is the techniques used as I'm a modelmaker and furniture maker.
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« Reply #3 on: 12 September 2018, 10:33:07 PM »

Big fan, we have the recorder set to 'series', so I am slightly behind, but it is such an easy watch.
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« Reply #4 on: 14 September 2018, 10:16:21 PM »

Yep, seen both series. Fascinating stuff. I have a C&G in Furniture Restoration and although I haven't used it for decades so the old wooden items are especially interesting. The horologist does some stunning work on the old mechanisms that come in as well. I find all of the various restorers have equally amazing skills in their own fields and seeing the transformation of old to still old but looking much better is amazing. 
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« Reply #5 on: 15 September 2018, 12:12:08 AM »

Yep, seen both series. Fascinating stuff. I have a C&G in Furniture Restoration and although I haven't used it for decades so the old wooden items are especially interesting. The horologist does some stunning work on the old mechanisms that come in as well. I find all of the various restorers have equally amazing skills in their own fields and seeing the transformation of old to still old but looking much better is amazing. 

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« Reply #6 on: 17 September 2018, 09:08:49 PM »

I caught the tail end of last weeks episode and it was a pleasure to see craftsmen at work.

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« Reply #7 on: 17 September 2018, 10:18:26 PM »

I caught the tail end of last weeks episode and it was a pleasure to see craftsmen at work.

Martin

Thanks Martin, that is exactly how I felt, which is why I started the post. It is a type of television I thought was dead, but which I found unalloyed joy, regardless of the article being worked on. And money was never mentioned. The focus was on the objects, and the skills of those restoring them. Simply magic!
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