Piano Bench

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Project by FestusHaagen posted 07-18-2020 06:54 PM 391 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend asked if I could repair a piano bench for the church. The rather rotund pianist, having scooted back and forth, to hit all the keys, had loosened or broken every joint on the bench. Not being one to disappoint a friend, I said I would have a look at it. After going over it very carefully I came to the conclusion there was no way I could salvage this poor bench. Being a practical joker, I saw an opportunity to have some fun with my friend. I slopped it up with glue and pumped it full of nails, staples and screws. I called my friend and told him it was ready. When he came by to pick it up, he took one look and explained that didn’t look like the quality of work he expected from me. I guaranteed him it would withstand any amount of abuse. Just to show him, I give it a kick and it fell into a pile at his feet. He was in shock. I immediately went into the shop and brought out this new bench I had made for the church. The look on my friends face, when the bench collapsed was worth the time I spent making a new one.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#1 posted 07-18-2020 11:28 PM

Looks very nice Ed, and sturdy to. And yes the look on someone’s face can be priceless, and very satisfying.
Great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 07-20-2020 06:41 AM

Now while I compose my self after picking myself up off the floor in fits of laughter; I’d have loved to see your friends face as you kicked the of stool; priceless.

Top job on the new one and well worth the joke; I hope your friend also laughed after all that.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 07-21-2020 12:41 PM

Very nice. Tapered legs are a nice touch.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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