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wseand

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#1 posted 02-03-2017 04:57 AM

Thank you both for your input.

Canadian Chip
It’s not about the value for her it’s a keep sake. I told her she would never recoop the cost. For me it is the challenge so I probably wouldn’t charge her too much. The wood refurbishment isn’t the challenge as much as the treadle parts.

Eric,
I hear you on the motivation and expense. The motivation is there and the cost I told her around $300. After looking at the piece a bit longer and getting you all opinions I think it might be a bit higher cost. I’ll have to have another discussion with her. The folding top part isn’t original and there are other pieces that have been replaced. There is a lot of parts that either have been or need to be replaced, either unrepairable or not original.

From the last one. I hear ya on the clamps.


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