Good morning fellow LJ’s! Well today I go for the 1911 Baldwin Piano. Yesterday was a wasted day in the shop. But I did manage to get all of the ecoboard cut down. I forget who mentioned Freecycle.org in my last entry but it is a great place to go. I signup on two local ones on Tuesday evening. And found another resource for the local swap and shop. So I signed up there also and posted alot of items for trade or sale for lumber and wood working tools. Well I had 3 hits. It looks like I may have finally sld this double oven we have. Also some old servers and an APC. The best though was a trade someone offered me for my laptop and the expansion base.
Yesterday afternoon I went to look at some lumber. All is rough cut. Oak-Chestnut, Hickory,Sassafras, Red Oak, White oak and some ash. We talked awhile and then I showed my laptop and we took a look at the wood. I’ll be restoring the laptop to it’s original state today. On Sat. I’ll be trading it for 1200 bf. So no more lumber after this load for some time.
Now I’ll need to go ahead and buy some blades and belts for the Ryobi Planer since it looks like it will get a real work out. Alot of that wood and the other wood I got a few weeks ago I am going to have re-sawed. The fellow at the local saw mill will re-saw all I bring him for $50 an hr. Not bad considering I’ll double about 1/2 my supply.
Also in the trade he is going to supply labor for the piano loading. So it was a ghood day even though I didn’t get to work in the shop yesterday. One thing I have grown accustomed to is the smell of the shop when I walk into it the first time each day. It reminds me of the feeling I had when I worked with the airlines. When getting to work at 5am and heading out to crank up the auxillirary power unit on the over night aircraft and that smell of jet fuel in the mornings. :-)
I hope you hall have a great day! Off to restore this laptop and to finish the drawers for the workbench before I get that piano.