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Restoring a german "crusher cap"

Article about: Hello everyone, i bought what looks like a Schirmmütze Alter Art, in a state that can only be described as "garbage". Since i am sewing repro crusher caps as a hobby for some time

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    excellent .........true work of art. Another piece saved.

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    Very nice job, do you have pictures from " work in progess ? "

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    Quote by remss View Post
    Very nice job, do you have pictures from " work in progess ? "
    yes, a few indeed, i shall post them as soon as i get to it!

    thank you all very much!

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    Hi Helen. did you get the eagle with the cap?

    Nice handiwork!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Fantastic job Helen

    Semper Fi

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    To say you are unsatisfied with the result is to do yourself a disservice Helen.This is like reskinning a skeleton and being disappointed that it cannot speak!

    Comparing the before and after photos is a truly astounding sight to behold.


    Best, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Looking at the original pics again, I'd have to say it had a certain charm already, but being an inveterate tinkerer myself, I doubt I would have been able to leave it alone... but I may as well have, I would have had no clue as to how to do what was done to this one to bring it back, BRAVO!!!

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    I have to admit, that I would have thought this cap to be way beyond saving, but you have done a Shockingly excellent job of it! Now, apply some blacking to that visor and stick an eagle on it, and it will look like a well worn cap straight from the battlefield! Superb job,Helen!

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    As said above by other, I too thought it was beyond hope but your really pulled this one off. You accepted the challenge and succeeded far beyond expectations.
    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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