After a few hours in the garage last night, I finally finished milling the wood for the piano bench. Phew – that was a lot of planing! While it is beautiful, the birdseye maple is hard as a rock, and doing all that planing by hand makes me understand why people use veneer. The next step in the project is to do some metalwork and prepare the hinges and aluminum side pieces. It’s getting there…

posted April 21, 2004 – 8:30 am
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