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#2136990 - 08/22/13 07:41 AM Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!
Sam S Offline
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We're putting a new floor in our kitchen, so guess where all the stuff that was in the kitchen went? In my piano room. Can you find the piano in this picture? It's there somewhere behind the stove and the kitchen table. I am able to squeeze in there and practice, so I can't use that as an excuse for taking a break.



Here's what it is supposed to look like. Hopefully I can restore it to this condition some day soon:



It's been awhile since we had a photo thread - now that I have shown you mine, show me yours!

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#2137004 - 08/22/13 07:58 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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This is a picture we put on Facebook in the hope of recruiting other music lovers among our friends and neighbors and get together in jam sessions...



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#2137006 - 08/22/13 08:00 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Do we have to be in the midst of home repairs before posting new pics smile?

I have a painter coming in a few weeks, I'll wait for his arrival and disruption of my piano space !
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#2137026 - 08/22/13 08:48 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Good luck with the kitchen floor renovation project, Sam! Hey, I've been a guest at your home and you indeed have a lovely home and place in the deep woods of west central Georgia!

Here is a picture of my old Conover upright when I was treating the tuning pins with CA glue to tighten them up a bit. My method of tilting the piano back was unorthodox, but it worked!

The Conover renovation turned out great and I gave the piano to my dear sister as a house warming gift when she bought a new house. She loves the piano!



Rick
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#2137034 - 08/22/13 09:05 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Here's a picture of my set up here in WI. I don't have any acoustic pianos up here during the summer, so I have to make do with the FP-7. The synth on the right is my newly acquired Yamaha MOX6 which I'm still learning how to use!


edited: for some reason I can't figure out how to get the actual picture here, so here's a link:

https://app.box.com/s/fgtxwc43ray6yaszh4ak


Edited by Morodiene (08/22/13 09:12 AM)
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#2137039 - 08/22/13 09:19 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Rickster]
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Sinophilia - lovely instrument collection. I used to play clarinet - my wife still does occasionally.

Rick - that's a creative use of tractor hydraulics!

Morodiene - very cool keyboard setup - you could straddle the piano bench and play one with the left hand and one with the right...

Sam

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#2137046 - 08/22/13 09:32 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
Morodiene Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
Sinophilia - lovely instrument collection. I used to play clarinet - my wife still does occasionally.

Rick - that's a creative use of tractor hydraulics!

Morodiene - very cool keyboard setup - you could straddle the piano bench and play one with the left hand and one with the right...

Sam
Haha....or look really impressive playing one hand behind my back!
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#2137081 - 08/22/13 10:54 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Rick, can I be your sister? smile

(Riddler, it's ok, bro, I'm used to having many brothers, so I won't neglect you!)

Cathy
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#2137095 - 08/22/13 11:29 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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My setup isn't quite as cluttered as it appears here, but it does reflect my life. My two-tiered work desk is in the front, and the piano is behind it with the new cable running from piano to computer. The "stair stepper" from a second hand store guarantees exercise when life gets out of hand.
https://app.box.com/shared/static/m4mgp2eljo3ta81za4uh.jpg


Even the monitors may have music in one corner, and work in the other.

This is the view I would prefer to have - away from work and at the piano. The open book is music history because I was playing their example when the phone rang and I never got back to it.
https://app.box.com/shared/static/3vnmo20n4pkuo52qmhy1.jpg

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#2137108 - 08/22/13 11:48 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: jotur]
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Originally Posted By: jotur
Rick, can I be your sister? smile

(Riddler, it's ok, bro, I'm used to having many brothers, so I won't neglect you!)

Cathy


You didn't think I'd actually catch that, did you?

But it's OK. If Rick is your bro, he's mine too, and I can feel free to call on him for help whenever I need it. smile

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#2137119 - 08/22/13 12:03 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Riddler]
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Here`s mine . . complete with Super Massive Music Stand . . .The speakers have been returned to the loft; they`re not needed.

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#2137129 - 08/22/13 12:19 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Hey, Peterws, that is a nice looking set of speakers you have there... I'll bet your DP sounds great.

And, Cathy, yes, you can be my sister... now let me see if I can find you a vintage upright. smile

Rick
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#2137155 - 08/22/13 12:55 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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peterws: love the music stand!

Keystring: you are like me, I leave something out as a nagging reminder that I should be doing that rather than put it away and forget about it smile

Sam s: I'm sure it's worth it to redo the kitchen floors, but I'm sure you will be glad to have your piano room back!

Rickster: what exactly were you doing to the piano?
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#2137187 - 08/22/13 01:29 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Morodiene]
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Originally Posted By: Morodiene

Rickster: what exactly were you doing to the piano?


Thought he was dragging it along the road at first... thought he knew better than that wink

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#2137193 - 08/22/13 01:37 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Allan W.]
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Well, it hasn't changed in 3 years:




Rick - thanks so much! I have a vintage upright, as you can see, a 1905 Howard. But it no longer holds a tune, and it, uh, doesn't sound the best, either. I suppose we'd have to deal with shipping from you to me? laugh

Riddler - whew! yes, I'd guess Rick will now help you out with anything (piano related) you'd need. Right, Rick?

Cathy
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#2137198 - 08/22/13 01:46 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Morodiene
Rickster: what exactly were you doing to the piano?

Well, the tractor is not in motion, and I’m certainly not dragging the piano down the road… I was on my concrete driveway behind my house.

What I was doing was treating the pin block with a tuning pin tightener, which was actually liquid “superglue” or CA glue. This is a very common method/procedure to add life to the pin block.

To do this correctly, the piano has to be tilted on its back far enough so the CA glues will run vertically into and around the tuning pin and pin block. It will not follow this path very well if the piano is upright in its normal position.

The tractor and boom pole worked well to tilt the piano on its back without straining my back… I’m not as young as I used to be. smile

Real piano technicians (or some of them) have a special jig designed to tilt the upright piano on its back for this kind of service. However, the tractor and boom pole worked well in my case.

Hope this explains it… smile

Rick
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#2137212 - 08/22/13 02:06 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Nice piano area Sam... how does one insert a photo into a post?

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#2137258 - 08/22/13 02:55 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Rickster]
sinophilia Offline

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Originally Posted By: Rickster

What I was doing was treating the pin block with a tuning pin tightener, which was actually liquid “superglue” or CA glue. This is a very common method/procedure to add life to the pin block.


Yum! I sense a new opportunity to unleash my passion for extreme DIY!

Next week I'll tour a store full of old pianos...
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#2137276 - 08/22/13 03:18 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Piano RX]
Sam S Offline
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Loc: Georgia, USA
Originally Posted By: PianoismyScrip
Nice piano area Sam... how does one insert a photo into a post?


The way I do it is to upload the picture to someplace free that stores photos - I use google photos, or I guess it's called google+ now. I used to use something called photobucket, not sure if that is still around.

Then I right click on the photo and copy the link to it.

When you are in the posting window there is a icon available to enter an image. You paste the link to the photo there.

Then do a preview to see if it actually worked!

Sam

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#2137280 - 08/22/13 03:20 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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peterws, that is a serious music stand. Did you buy that somewhere? I've got a digital (which doesn't get much use) with a wimpy little stand...

Sam

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#2137342 - 08/22/13 06:10 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Here is my little kingdom.
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#2137347 - 08/22/13 06:27 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: wj3]
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Oh! What? That Roland looks the business. Wouldn't mind gigging that . . . .
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#2137409 - 08/22/13 08:55 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: wj3]
Sam S Offline
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Originally Posted By: wj3
Here is my little kingdom.


Cool piano, but I also like that artwork on the wall. Is that a print?

Sam

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#2137443 - 08/22/13 09:51 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Yes it's a print. I call it "TheProfessor". It goes well in the room.
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#2137501 - 08/23/13 01:09 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Ooh I love to see pics... I'll play. Come on, keep it going.

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#2137508 - 08/23/13 01:32 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Great pics, everyone. smile My dear, shortly after unpacking.



Edited by Clayman (08/23/13 01:33 AM)
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#2137514 - 08/23/13 01:54 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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It's a repost, but I'm proud of her. Mabel after her recent tuneup:

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#2137529 - 08/23/13 03:45 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Whizbang]
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OK, I will play. Here is my little practice corner. The Avant Grand is against the back wall for silent practice.

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#2137556 - 08/23/13 05:49 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Mr. Square]
Sam S Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mr. Square
Ooh I love to see pics... I'll play. Come on, keep it going.



Nice! The dog matches the couch which matches the carpet! What are those things under the piano? Chinese dragons?

Sam

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#2137557 - 08/23/13 05:50 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Whizbang]
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Originally Posted By: Whizbang
It's a repost, but I'm proud of her. Mabel after her recent tuneup:



A Fandrich! Now that's a rare piano...

Sam

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