Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
64 registered (agent8698, augustm, AndrewJCW, 15 invisible), 978 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#2274099 - 05/11/14 04:17 PM Pictures of my shop...
Ken Knapp Offline



Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2344
Loc: Pennsylvania
Several years ago when I set up a shop at my house, i posted pictures. Well, about a year or so ago I set it up at another location.. I took a bunch of pictures to show a friend who does not do internet, so I thought I would share them with everyone else...












_________________________
Ken

Piano Organ Depot
http://www.pianoorgandepot.com
Hammond Organ Technician
http://www.tonewheeltech.com
Vice President - MITA, International
http://www.mitatechs.org
http://www.facebook.com/MITATechs

Top
#2274101 - 05/11/14 04:19 PM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
Ken Knapp Offline



Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2344
Loc: Pennsylvania
By the way, when I got this building it was unusable - floor troubles, windows all broken out, no electricity. But I could not bring myself to tear it down because when my wife and I got married in 1977, we had our wedding reception here.. smile
_________________________
Ken

Piano Organ Depot
http://www.pianoorgandepot.com
Hammond Organ Technician
http://www.tonewheeltech.com
Vice President - MITA, International
http://www.mitatechs.org
http://www.facebook.com/MITATechs

Top
#2274147 - 05/11/14 05:26 PM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5743
Loc: Italy
Ken I think I saw pics of you renovating that building on FB?

What a great place to work - I love all the wooden floors and ceilings!
_________________________
XVIII-XXXIX
Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard. BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

Top
#2274149 - 05/11/14 05:29 PM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
Ken Knapp Offline



Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2344
Loc: Pennsylvania
Yes, that was the place.. The thing that amazes me is that even the ceiling in the main room is tongue-in groove.. smile
_________________________
Ken

Piano Organ Depot
http://www.pianoorgandepot.com
Hammond Organ Technician
http://www.tonewheeltech.com
Vice President - MITA, International
http://www.mitatechs.org
http://www.facebook.com/MITATechs

Top
#2274157 - 05/11/14 05:39 PM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5743
Loc: Italy
So neat to be working in a place that has such a great personal history element to it!

smile Happy for you!
_________________________
XVIII-XXXIX
Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard. BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

Top
#2274161 - 05/11/14 05:48 PM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
Ken Knapp Offline



Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2344
Loc: Pennsylvania
Here is one of the pictures from in there so long ago..

_________________________
Ken

Piano Organ Depot
http://www.pianoorgandepot.com
Hammond Organ Technician
http://www.tonewheeltech.com
Vice President - MITA, International
http://www.mitatechs.org
http://www.facebook.com/MITATechs

Top
#2274315 - 05/11/14 10:17 PM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
BB Player Offline


Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2777
Loc: Not in Texas
Great thread and a shop that's too nice to be a shop! I can't believe all that beautiful woodwork - the ceiling - wow!

Good job organizing it too. My shop has one huge box labelled "misc" laugh
_________________________
Greg

Top
#2274634 - 05/12/14 07:55 AM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
Ken Knapp Offline



Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2344
Loc: Pennsylvania
Greg,

The place is really something. Two stories, 3600 square feet.. My dad bought it for $500.00 back in 1971 from the local chapter of the odd fellows. I remember when we first took possession of the place. They left a lot of stuff behind. Upstairs there was a room with two long boxes in it, size and shape like caskets. My mom was kidding around and told us there might be dead bodies in those boxes. So I lifted the lid and in each one was a casket with REAL human skeletons in them.. Scared the crap out of me!! My dad called the odd fellows and told them to get their stuff out of there.. True story.

Evidently they used them in initiations.. There are isolated stories today of people remodeling places and finding skeletons hidden in the walls or somewhere. So they call the cops and CSI and whatever, only to find out the place used to be an odd fellows hall and they left their skeletons behind.. laugh

_________________________
Ken

Piano Organ Depot
http://www.pianoorgandepot.com
Hammond Organ Technician
http://www.tonewheeltech.com
Vice President - MITA, International
http://www.mitatechs.org
http://www.facebook.com/MITATechs

Top
#2274673 - 05/12/14 09:08 AM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
BB Player Offline


Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2777
Loc: Not in Texas
That story about the skeletons is too funny! laugh

Odd Fellows indeed.
_________________________
Greg

Top
#2279007 - 05/20/14 10:16 PM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
Rich Galassini Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9796
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Great looking shop Ken.

I hope to get up there and see it in person sometime.
_________________________
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
Dir. Line (215) 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com
www.cunninghampiano.com

Top
#2279917 - 05/22/14 11:23 PM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
Ken Knapp Offline



Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2344
Loc: Pennsylvania
Come on up anytime, Rich! I am working on a little project for myself as well. I just got a Hammond Model A from 1936, serial number 604. So it's an early one. I am going to go through it, but leave the original manuals and generator in it. Then add vibrato and a modern preamp with percussion. This will make it a super B3 of sorts because the notes will all be pure sine waves from that generator. And because it will have the 91 note generator instead of the 82 note one, it will go right down to note number one, for thundering bass. Plus crystal clear treble notes all the way up to high C.

I rescued that A from being all parted out. Someone had gotten it and tore it all apart to sell the parts on eBay. I bought it as a basket case to bring it back to life. Oh, it has CHROME drawbars!!! smile
_________________________
Ken

Piano Organ Depot
http://www.pianoorgandepot.com
Hammond Organ Technician
http://www.tonewheeltech.com
Vice President - MITA, International
http://www.mitatechs.org
http://www.facebook.com/MITATechs

Top
#2280022 - 05/23/14 08:35 AM Re: Pictures of my shop... [Re: Ken Knapp]
Ken Knapp Offline



Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 2344
Loc: Pennsylvania
This is a picture of my model A Hammond...



Now all I have to do is put it all back together. One item of note, though.. That organ comes from a time when good workmanship counted, even if people didn't see it. The wood is finished even inside the organ, not just the outside..
_________________________
Ken

Piano Organ Depot
http://www.pianoorgandepot.com
Hammond Organ Technician
http://www.tonewheeltech.com
Vice President - MITA, International
http://www.mitatechs.org
http://www.facebook.com/MITATechs

Top

Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
Back to School Music SALE!
Save 10% in our online store
.
Just enter SAVE10 in the coupon box during checkout. *
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
* Sale does not apply to advertising, how old requests, or any non-tangible items. Can not be combined with any other promotions. Ends August 31, 2015
(ad) Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
you tune the first string
by Olek
Today at 01:59 AM
Has anyone used Leila Fletcher method?
by blueston
Yesterday at 10:35 PM
Beginner self study resources for mostly non-classical music
by Hine
Yesterday at 06:56 PM
Question about 25 preludes of Burgmuller
by ster100
Yesterday at 05:04 PM
Changing my mind?
by chasingrainbows
Yesterday at 04:55 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,560 Registered Members
44 Forums
166,492 Topics
2,440,021 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission