Boy Toy Ecstasy on a Beautiful Sunday Morning!
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
December 3, 2017 1:48pm CST
The sun is shining. It's a crisp 59 degrees F out. My outside work table is dry. Keith Jarrett Trio is playing on the stereo. Life is good. Someone just brought by a wooden case for a Yamaha amplifier that he is working on for someone else. My job is to make the wooden case look like new. Right now I'm pressing down some veneer that had come loose. I'm pressing it down with a KLK Model 21 vintage FM radio that I'm also restoring. I used Elmer's Wood Glue. In an hour or so, I should be able to take my "sculpture" apart and get back to sanding the case and looking for missing veneer. What are you up to on this beautiful Sunday morning?
17 people like this
• United States
I am sure that amplifier will be looking good by day's end! Visited Dad, age 96, who is doing incredibly well these days even though he refuses to take the medication prescribed for him, the majority of the time. We have 55 degrees here which is a gift to us when it is the month of November.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
@TheHorse the directions that accompany the pattern are a little sketchy. I'm very much an output-oriented person, but this is a project that is demanding a lot of time and patience so I'm trying to convince myself to enjoy the process...so far I've been unsuccessful (in convincing myself, that is).
• Derby, England
@TheHorse London is around 150 miles south of us but or roads are very different from those in the USA. It takes us 2 hours to get to the outskirts of London then at last another 1 and a half hours to get across London as the traffic is so bad.
• East Tawas, Michigan
You are very handy, when it comes to these haggardly looking speakers, that many would just throw out. To restore them is the best decision, when a person has the God given ability and love, for doing these things. Buying something new is often a wrong choice, that's my own opinion of course:)
• United States
Well, it’s a beautiful Sunday night by the time I respond to this , but this morning I did laundry (ho hum) and had lunch at Chuy’s (my Sunday lunch tradition). I wanted to go out walking/shopping, but places are just too crowded because of Christmas shopping. Completely off-topic: is that your Ford Transit in the background? I’m thinking about buying a van and turning it into a homemade RV. (I’ll name it Beethoven: it’ll be my Camper Van, Beethoven )
• Walnut Creek, California
No, I drive a Nissan Xterra. I can sleep in the back, if I put the rear seats down, and it can hold an upright bass, but I don't know that it's big enough to become a home-made RV. It's been a dependable car--has 200,000 miles on it now.
• United States
@TheHorse — I have a crossover SUV now that has plenty of sleeping room in the back (I’ve already done that — twice — since I bought it), but the van idea for longer trips is still a dream. That’s all it might ever be, but I’ve seen some terrific ideas out there. I’m not a Ford fan (it’s always stood for “Fix Or Repair Daily” in my books), so I was going to ask if you had any problems with it. But since it isn’t yours, then no, you’ve never had any problems with it!