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Day One: Piano to Desk conversion!

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So this is my dead piano, Old Chap.
His pedals don't really work, he can't hold tuning (so things don't sound all that nice), and some keys don't ring, but only give a little "plink."
Betsy is being dropped off tomorrow to relieve him of duty, but I just couldn't stand the thought of destroying him after so many years of loyal service; we bought him USED when I was very young, and this is the piano I learned to play on, starting at age six.
The plan is to gut him, then sanding, staining, and finally being repurposed as a desk!
Here's today's progress (pics in replies). Ollie took a good nap, so I was able to make some great progress!
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by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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MamaFrankie
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Please make these a 3d pop art type piece out of these keys

Quoting DaiTilley:

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Old Chap lost his keyes ;)
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Lizard_Lina
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 9:36 PM
I love this idea I can't wait to see it at the end
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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM
They're going to become wall art of some kind =)


Quoting billssweety:

Oh, Oh, Oh what are you going to do with those?  They look like you could make some neat stuff....a wreath?

Quoting DaiTilley:

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Old Chap lost his keyes ;)



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DanaG70
by Silver Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Awesomeness! It's been a long time since I've seen the inside of a piano. I can't wait to see the finished product!
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rhiannonaisling
by Melanie on Nov. 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Looks like you got a wonderful start. Can't wait to see the finished product.

jessejames2954
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 10:48 PM

looking good have fun

MissElissa21
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Looks like so much fun! 

DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:28 AM
I'm thinking they're going to become some kind of wall art (at least some of them... 88 is a lot! Lol)


Quoting MamaFrankie:

Please make these a 3d pop art type piece out of these keys



Quoting DaiTilley:

IMG-20121116-02593.jpg

Old Chap lost his keyes ;)

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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:38 AM
It's already starting to feel like a desk more than a piano =)
I'm going to have to fight to keep the piano wire though; everyone seems to be in a hurry & they want to get all the heavy lifting done tomorrow... I still haven't figured out exactly how I'm going to get the strings loosened and removed, but they've got to be out of there when the pinboard gets hauled away... TOMORROW! =(


Quoting Lizard_Lina:

I love this idea I can't wait to see it at the end

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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:43 AM
=)
I almost wish I could keep the board & wires intact as it's own art, but it's just so darn big and HEAVY! Lol


Quoting DanaG70:

Awesomeness! It's been a long time since I've seen the inside of a piano. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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