If I am repaired, can we meet again for the first time, in all of the places I have feared to go, and then, again, in all of the places I will have forgotten, if I am repaired?



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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mostly pictures



So we had this...


Now we have this...




And there was this for a bottom...


Now there is this...


All of it lacks a final finish coat
and needs some color work
but you get the idea.
Incidentally...
All work below the keyboard and any re-finishing,
 ( no doubt, I will have refinished the entire piano by the time I'm through)
is just because I want to do it...
well... have to do it.
You get lots of extras hiring an Aspie. 

Anyway...

Gwen, this is what I consider to be a mess...


Just so you don't think it never happens.

And Mr. Old Fool...
I thought you might like to see the beast that heats my shop...


Some locals made it.
She sat out in the weather for quite a while,
so she ain't pretty, but she'll throw out some heat now.

Oh...
and here is the saw mill shed with the lath on...


I have an oak tree on the way.
She'll have shingles before you know it.
'Night ya'll.



5 comments:

  1. I understand "have to do it".
    I could live in that stove. What a beauty.
    You call that a mess. On my best day my bench has never been that neat. I manage to garbage up every flat surface I see.

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  2. Haha you're funny...
    I was... and am still going to say the same thing as OF.... Mess??? what Mess?? I wish my messes were that neat... so people call you a "neat guy" for more than one reason... well you will be proud of me today; I totally cleared off two worktables in my workroom.. I looked at the square footage of neatness for almost 12 hours and now all that clear horizontal space is screaming out that it's ready for the next session of something.. I give it 2 more hours...

    Nice Big heavy duty stove... do you burn your scraps ... first year in our house all we burned were bits and chunks of left over building materials that were too small for anything else.. gotta squeeze everything from everything..

    .. your mill looks great... big and sturdy!! it's a beauty. do you call the sheathing on the roof "lath"?

    and really enjoying seeing your piano transformation pics..

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  3. O.F., and Gwen...

    Considering that I will adjust a nic-nac three-sixteenths of an inch back to its ideal location after a guest picks it up to admire it... yes, that is a mess. It only happens when I burn the midnight oil and go straight from shop to bed.

    The stove is a gem. She'll burp on occasion but other than that, no complaints. My shop is 30x50 and that stove can run you out of there in a heartbeat and it's always warm in there next day, no matter what the outdoor temp. The shop is insulated to the gills though... which helps.

    Scraps go quick this time of year and are mostly used as kindling. I have all the off-cuts... which we call slab wood... from the saw mill. The slab that is junk wood, like poplar and cedar, I burn in the shop, where I can feed the stove. In the evening I'll stuff her full of some old oak timber chunks so I'll have a bed of coals come mornin'.

    You shouldn't ask me building... framing... terminology questions Gwen. I was a stone mason when I plagued the public trades and am an idiot when it comes to that kind of stuff. Sheathing is what Mr. Webster would call it. Lath, as you probaly know, generally involves plaster... but they call those boards so many different things down here, that I have given up on them.

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  4. A stone mason too.. you are a master of all trades.

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