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#2274099 05/11/14 04:17 PM
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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...
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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


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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!


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Yes, that was the place.. The thing that amazes me is that even the ceiling in the main room is tongue-in groove.. smile


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So neat to be working in a place that has such a great personal history element to it!

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Here is one of the pictures from in there so long ago..

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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


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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



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That story about the skeletons is too funny! laugh

Odd Fellows indeed.


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Great looking shop Ken.

I hope to get up there and see it in person sometime.


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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


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This is a picture of my model A Hammond...

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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..


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