A new "project" for The Horse! Boredom be damned!

@TheHorse (113535)
Walnut Creek, California
September 14, 2020 3:07pm CST
I just got a pair of Altec "Bolero" speakers in to restore. They are from around 1970. I have already fixed some damaged corners, and will work on them slowly and steadily for about two weeks. They should look good when I'm done. They weigh only about 45 lbs each, so I may give them a listen. Internet reading suggests they're really good vintage loudspeakers. I'll charge $150 for the restoration. What "projects" are you working on these days?
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Sep
Those should be real beauties when you finish. I'm working on Vendetta, my current project.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
A novel?
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Sep
@TheHorse Yes. I've been working on it most of the year. I'm hoping to be finished by the end of the year. It's coming up fast now.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
@just4him I should give myself a "deadline" for the book I'm working on.
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@CarolDM (95485)
• United States
14 Sep
I did laundry, filled a box with clothes to donate, and now working on my photos. I have tons on my computer and I delete some every day, duplicates, etc. I know these speakers would look great when you are done.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
I think they'll look really good. I did my laundry too (mostly sheets, for Vanny), but was it yesterday or the day before? I cant remember.
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@CarolDM (95485)
• United States
14 Sep
@TheHorse I am sure the finished product will be just right.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
@CarolDM one of my pillow cases still looks a bit "oily." I will NOT send a picture to @Vandana7.
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@LindaOHio (47232)
• United States
15 Sep
I know you will do a fabulous job with these speakers. I'm working on a jigsaw puzzle, decluttering and trying not to catch the virus! Stay safe and healthy!
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
Ohhhhhhh. How many pieces in the puzzle?
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@LindaOHio (47232)
• United States
16 Sep
@TheHorse 500. This one is a doozy. Lots of snow and white pieces.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Sep
@LindaOHio Sounds like fun. Do you have any "assistants"? I love doing puzzles with kids.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
14 Sep
You want new child laborers? I'll ship you two of them for the week. They are out of school because of the hurricane.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
How old are they? Should I buy a cattle prod?
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
15 Sep
@TheHorse 12 and 7. Maybe for the 12 year old. The seven year will literally help do anything, most of the time without being asked.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
@thislittlepennyearns I'll get a prod with variable voltage. I wonder if a little switch goes off in 12-year-olds' brains that tells them "Everything your parents know is wrong."
@NJChicaa (89477)
• United States
14 Sep
No projects here. Just work.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Work is good. What kinds of work are you doing?
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@NJChicaa (89477)
• United States
14 Sep
@TheHorse teaching biology virtually
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
@NJChicaa Are you comfortable with it? My teacher friends are gagging about having to teach "virtually."
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• Indonesia
15 Sep
@TheHorse you are very creative can improve those vintage speakers.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
They should look really nice when done. They have some damaged corners, but very few scratches.
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• Indonesia
16 Sep
@TheHorse old and old stuff is very expensive here for collectors. Is it like that there too?
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Sep
@agusariyanto I'm not sure, as I mostly deal with stereo gear. Some stereo gear that cost maybe $200 in 1968 can command $2000 now.
• Indonesia
15 Sep
online class everyday
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• Indonesia
15 Sep
@myklj999 thank's for the information
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
What are you taking?
@FourWalls (27841)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Sep
I’m finishing up the post-vacation project known as “do eight days’ Worth of laundry.” Not nearly as exciting or profitable as your project.....
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
I actually laundered my sheets, at Vanny's request, the other day.
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@FourWalls (27841)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Sep
@TheHorse — and the air immediately cleared up! And here we thought it was smoke from the wildfires.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Sep
@FourWalls Yes, I let them get a tad dirty and dusty.
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@BarBaraPrz (27821)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Sep
I'll be starting another large cross-stitch picture, just as soon as I frame up the last one.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Sounds good to me. Do you have a picture of the last one?
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@BarBaraPrz (27821)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Sep
@TheHorse It's too big to fit in the scanner but here's part of it.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
@BarBaraPrz Nice! Hey, that looks a lot like my kitty. Her stripes are less distinct, though.
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@LadyDuck (303263)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
Right now I am only taking care of the garden. Soon cold days will be here, there is a lot do to outside.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
That sounds satisfying, though.I can feel the cool air on my feet as I type. I hope we get an "Indian Summer" so I can get a few more swims in.
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@LadyDuck (303263)
• Switzerland
16 Sep
@TheHorse The air is cold early in the morning and during night, but the days are still warm. As soon as I pick up the ripe tomatoes and peppers I remove the plants, the cold can come any day in October.
@Jackalyn (7628)
• Oxford, England
19 Sep
I have not restored anything for a long time and had plans to make a coffee table out of a tree trunk. However I put a clay dish of candles on it and it looks so good in the garden like that I am not going to do that any more. Yours looks like a good project and I hope we get to see the speakers when they are finished.
@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Sep
I'll try to remember to take a picture when they're done!
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@garymarsh6 (22102)
• United Kingdom
17 Sep
l imagine once you have used your magic touch on those they will look fantastic!
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Sep
Yeppers, these should look nice when I'm done. There are some damaged corners, but not too many scratches.
@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep
I am focused on binge watching Chicago PD and constantly checking when episodes I've not seen are on TV so I can record them.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Sep
Must be a catchy show. Is it filmed in Chicago? That's where I'm from.
@myklj999 (48188)
• United States
15 Sep
I wonder why many people never use Lansing? Or AL? Are those the 'B' or 'C' designation? ('B' had a rotary control on back, 'C' a three position switch).
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
I don't know. I know the Henry Kloss history: AR, KLH, Advent, etc. But I don't know the JBL etc. history. Something to look up. These are the Cs, with the three-position switch. Am I going to like the sound? Right now I have my KLH 6s hooked up.
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@jassmine (846)
• Morocco
15 Sep
I am busy with work for the moment...
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
Work is good. I'm a "non-essential" worker, so I'm stuck at home.
@wolfgirl569 (32959)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Sep
Starting to get ready for colder weather now.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
I can feel it on my feet as I type.
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@JudyEv (222742)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
That's good you have a new project. We have a repair to make to the caravan sink and a new aerial to put on the Toyota. And I'm burning leaf litter trying to make the place safer for summer. Other than that - nothing much. lol
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
Busy is good.
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@rakski (59590)
• Philippines
14 Sep
No b projects here. Those are cool speakers
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
They are. I'm working on a "bottom" now and look forward to listening to them. I'll do that when they're almost done.
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