Restoring antiques is a real craft. The challenge in restoring antiques is to bring the wooden objects back to their former glory and to prevent them from further decay.
The wood craft in and on antique cars and motors are part of my work as well. I mainly focus on Dion Bouton and wooden pulleys for Harley Davidson.
Not every object requires restoration. Objects might get broken, damaged or worn out. But even then you don’t need to discard them, because once (properly) fixed by me, they are going to last for many more years.