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Philco Transistor Radio Hacked into Smart Phone Speakers

For a number of years a 1942 Philco transistor radio was stored by a family member due to its assumed significance to a family friend. When it turned out that the radio was not historically important, and had been bought … Continue reading

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Nephew’s Bicycle

My nephew needed a bicycle for when he visited his grandmother’s house. So we bought a bike from a garage sale and gave it some work. Should be good enough for the occasional ride.

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Cosco Step Ladder Chair Restoration

Starting around 1940, the Columbus, Indiana based Columbus Supply Company (COSCO) started manufacturing a combination chair/step ladder. Production of this product continues through today and can be purchased at big box retailers. I was fortunate enough to inherit a COSCO step-chair that … Continue reading

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Refinishing the Family Dresser Set

This project documents the process of refinishing a clothes dresser. As purchased, circa 1948, these dressers were stained, and at some point in the 70’s were painted over. Therefore the refinishing process included stripping the paint, sanding down the bare wood, staining, … Continue reading

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Glider Chair Clean Up

While on one of my morning walks, I discovered a glider chair sitting on the side of the road destined for the garbage truck. The chair was filthy, but the glider was very smooth and robust. I have long been … Continue reading

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