Duane re-surfaces!

Hibernation? Death? Disaster? None of the above. Distraction.

Oh yes, I’ve been distracted. Following an interesting conversation with Terri, my wife, in October, we decided to shop for a suburban home that had a large shop to accomodate my woodworking and piano rebuilding activities. Working out of a storage unit was showing itself to be unfriendly to us both.

So we bought a house with room to build a shop and we’ve been busy with moving and updating the place at Pleasant View. It’s been hard to leave our beautiful condo on the golf course, but we are both enjoying being close to work. In the summer I expect to be enjoying a new shop!

2 thoughts on “Duane re-surfaces!”

  1. I have a stieff baby grand in my possession. How do I find out what year it was made. I don’t know where to look for serial numbers, and only can find 625SF or 623SF on it.

    Response from Duane:

    If you look under the piano … toward the right side of the keyboard, you will find a 5 digit number stamped in the case. Below are serial numbers by year for Stieff:

    Year Serial
    1865 1716
    1870 2000
    1875 4000
    1880 6000
    1885 8000
    1890 10000
    1895 12000
    1900 15000
    1901 16000
    1902 17000
    1903 18000
    1904 19100
    1905 21200
    1906 22300
    1907 23400
    1908 24500
    1909 25700
    1910 26800
    1911 28000
    1912 29100
    1913 30200
    1914 31300
    1915 32400
    1916 33500
    1917 34600
    1918 35900
    1919 37300
    1920 38500
    1921 39100
    1922 40000
    1923 40500
    1924 41000
    1925 41500
    1926 42000
    1927 42500
    1928 43000
    1929 43600
    1930 44800
    1931 45400
    1932 46000
    1933 46400
    1934 46600
    1935 46800
    1936 47000
    1937 47500
    1938 48000
    1939 48500
    1940 49000
    1941 49500
    1942 50000
  2. quote:
    “It’s been hard to leave our beautiful condo on the golf course, but we are both enjoying being close to work.”

    On the contrary, I and my wife have an obsession to live on the golf course, or at least close to it so we can have a walk to enjoy the green grass.

    Congratulation on your new place. Wish you brighter life and your family.

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