Shop progress #3: Oh Baby what did I get into

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Blog entry by Mario posted 06-04-2007 03:21 PM 1539 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been away for a while and things have changed.

My Wife and I celebrated our 20th and got away for a few days…Nice.

I was checking craigslist and found a baby grand piano for sale cheap. My wife has always wanted one but we have never been able to afford one. This one was for sale for $150. The owner started to restore it and found that it was way more than he could do and the quote to restore it was about $10,000.00 so he sold it to me.

I picked it up and started to work on it this weekend. I started by taking pictures and am thinking of bloging the whole process. It is a little intimidating but exciting.

I counitue to make some progress on the shop and hope to pick up more building supplies soon.

-- Hope Never fails

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#1 posted 06-04-2007 05:00 PM

oh my this is going to be interesting!!!

$150… makes me wonder what condition it is in.. yikes!

We have an old piano (the one that I used when I was young)... something is broken in the frame or something.. some keys don’t work.. but I just can’t part with it. Memories.. and you can still tinkle out some tunes that are almost recognizable lol

I’m looking forward to following the progress

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 06-04-2007 05:06 PM

The plate is good and the soundboard has a crack that is easily repairible. The previous owner could not aford the cost of restoration.

I want to make sure that I do not divert too much money into the piano and not enough into the shop project.

-- Hope Never fails

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#3 posted 06-04-2007 05:43 PM

So you’re going to restore a baby grand and build a shop, you say? I will be anxiously awaiting the progess of both.

By the way, congratulations on the 20th anniversary! We celebrated ours last year.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 06-04-2007 05:59 PM

This will be a great blog to read…just remember though, at LJ if there aren’t pictures, it never happened.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 06-04-2007 07:06 PM

Congrats on both the anniversary and the piano. You should definitely blog the progress on the restoration.

-- Chelle

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#6 posted 06-04-2007 08:33 PM

My wife took some pictures this weekend so I will try to post something tomorrow. The piano will take some time as my first priority will be to get the shop closed in before winter.
I only need 54 sheets of OSB!!

-- Hope Never fails

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#7 posted 06-04-2007 08:34 PM

Looking forward to see how it goes. Congratulations.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 06-04-2007 09:38 PM

Wow…heavy undertaking….good luck.

-- Bob

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