I've worked on a dozen or so restorations with Ken. He was the ornamenter and I was the striper. It was a great way to learn. He has rediscovered lost techniques and recorded rare designs. His standard for accurate artwork has made his restorations valuable to future historians and artisans.
Restoring antique fire apparatus.
Ken Soderbeck has been a driving force in the movement to preserve and restore antique fire apparatus. Here are some examples of the decoration he has restored. His skills go way beyond gilding and painting. At his shop he does complete restorations. This includes metal work, glass work, leather work, mechanical work and much more. He is a historian, a collector, and a teacher. I have learned a lot from him. His company is Hand In Hand Restoration. Please visit his web site to see more.