Fri, Feb 11, 2005, 10:31am email@example.com (Silvan)
If I could afford them, I'd *own* a set of bagpipes.
Afford? I posted plans long ago. Make your own. I intend to,
whenever I finish my banjo. Ah, bluegrass bagpipes.
Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.
- David Fasold
Yeah, at my church they recently "redid" the sanctuary. The few pieces of
old stuff that remained (table for the centerpiece and a big bible stand)
were this absolutely gorgeous QS white oak. The new stuff (the new
layman's pulpit) was ugly plywood with brown stain on it, roughly the color
of fumed white oak, and some appliques glued on. I guess it looked okay
from a distance but if you were into wood it was really a big step down.
I oughta build them a new one. So many projects, so little time.
Look very, very carefully at that thick QSWO, most pianos I've seen
don't have solid wood, even the good ones are made of laminated pieces
Otherwise I'm with Silvan.
well, Jason.. take some advise from an ol' fart... that's what we do
best, give advise.. *g*
Aside from the "thou shalt not destroy pianos" thing, and the bad
karma of doing so, the real issue here is that your bride used to
pound on the thing... and no matter what you make out of it, it will
always be the body of the childhood friend that you killed...
Marriage can be smooth and enjoyable.. just practice saying "yes,
dear" on your way out to the shop...
Please remove splinters before emailing
Not to mention the unlikelihood that the QSWO is more than veneer deep.
I destroyed a piano once, and they're a bitch. Opporknockity, the tuner,
said that the sound board was shot and the harp (cast iron) was cracked, so
there was no way an honest man could even put it up free for the taking.
Eldest son and I spent the better part of a weekend getting it down into
small enough pieces to burn. The insides were a hoot - poplar slathered
with glue and glued to pieces of oak, some soft maple, and a white ash chunk
that I turned into candlesticks. Just like the upholstered furniture, the
framing was of the lowest sort of wood, except for the quartersawn - and
cracked - spruce soundboard, which was a pleasure to behold.
Two of the three kids learned on that old beast, but it was really intruding
into useable space. I still have some of the pins, if anyone's building a
The word(s). :)
My email address works. I'll take'em off your hands if you have no use for
them. Having the pins laying around staring at me might be a good
inducement to get me over the hump and actually cut some wood instead of
just thinking about it. I realllllllllly want a hammered dulcimer, but
it's a slightly intimidating project still. I've about half convinced
myself to wuss out and buy a kit once.
But if I successfully build a kit, I see a long future as a dulcimer builder
in my, um, future. I love those things like few other instruments. I got
to play one once, and it was like touching $DEITY.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
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