I am so happy to say that my project has finally been finished...(delayed by a couple of weeks due to unforseen circumstances)...I was starting to think that would never happen.
It has taken blood...sweat...and tears (literally) to do it but it's done.
I won't bore you with the details but just will say that it's not something I will undergo in a hurry...not when I don't have the time to spend on it continuously until it's finished!
I am happy to say...I am quite pleased with the end result...and with having saved this piece from doom!
This is the complete piece!
This is the inner detail of the top piece as shown in an earlier post!