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Old 04-05-2012, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by JMSTOY
Well, I took a break this week to restore my wife's project. It has pedals and keys, but no motor. I bought her one of her dream things, an od upright piano. She didnt want anything special, but I wanted it to be, so I bought it off Cragslist since it was in great condition, showed it to her, then hid it in my shop and restored it. Sanded it all down to bare wood, smoothed it with 2000 grit till it was like glass, and stained it with a mahogany. 400 then 2000 grit on the brass hinges and fixtures, brasso, and a good cleaning. Oh and 5 hours of a piano tuner tuning it back up. It was made in 1905 so I guess I'll forgive the old girl for being a little outa tune. Not a bad job for a week. She literally cried when she saw it (in a good way) , so I guess its good. Now I have to re-clean the engine on the truck cause I have sawdust all over. sigh....the things I do for the wife.
very cool, i have a ton of stuff around here that i would like to do that to
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