Fissure Fix

Cleveland, OH
Aug 2013

I repaired a 6′ 2″ crack in a telephone pole with wood putty, and coated the repair with gold leaf. It is at Meech Ave & East 99th St, Cleveland, OH.  GPS position is Latitude 41.45142, Longitude -81.61674.

There are three ways to repair a break. You can repair it so well that no one would notice the repair. You can repair it well enough that polite society will ignore the the repair and therefore ignore the break, never mentioning either. Or you can repair the break and call attention to it, making the repair and the break noticeable and the subject of conversation.

Years ago, in Minneapolis, I bought an oak table from Gary. There had been a crack in one of the boards. He repaired the board and told me about a Japanese custom to repair a break and add gold leaf to draw attention to it. Turns out that actually it is not wood, but ceramics that are repaired that way. It is called Kintsugi.

 

 

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

Before the repair

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

The repair before being gold leafed.

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

The pole is in an semi-industrial area on Cleveland’s Southeast side.

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

74 inches, Wood Putty and liquid Gold Leaf

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

Meech Ave & East 99th St

Fissure Fix

Fissure Fix

Repaired

Fissure FixBefore the repairThe repair before being gold leafed.Fissure FixThe pole is in an semi-industrial area on Cleveland's Southeast side.74 inches, Wood Putty and liquid Gold LeafMeech Ave & East 99th StRepaired

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