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Old 10-09-2008, 10:17 PM
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Bronze sculpture repair?

Hi there.

I recently had some one bring an injured deer into my shop. Actually an injured deer sculpture. When I first spoke to the person, they asked if I could repair their "metal dear". I told them to bring it in for inspection, and assumed it would be some sort of wrought iron contraption.

It looks as if it has had some sort of faux patina added. It also looks as if some one else had already tried their hand at brazing the antler back into place. I am in dire need of your expert sculpturfying and statufication expertise.

I'm guessing it's made of bronze and am hoping it might be weldable. I've tigged copper with copper filler and even brass with brass, but bronze would be new to me.

Any thoughts on what type of material this might be?
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:26 PM
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Re: Bronze sculpture repair?

If the color in your pics is accurate, it looks to me like some kind of very "white" bronze. That could mean a lot of zinc or tin, even other but less common alloying agents.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:05 AM
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Re: Bronze sculpture repair?

Fritchie, thanks for the input. I've moved away from trying to find a filler rod to match the bronze of the sculpture, and will probably give tigging the antler back on with out any filler a try tommorow.

Luckily, I've got a good respirator with a "back pack" attachment for the filter cartrigdes to handle those pesky zinc and tin related fume issues.
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