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The Herald-Times: Calliope Returns for IU’s Homecoming Parade

The Herald-Times: Calliope Returns for IU’s Homecoming Parade

Calliope returns for today’s parade By Michael Reschke 812-331-4370  Oct 14, 2016 A new chapter will be added to the odd history of the Indiana University calliope Friday when the giant steam organ makes its way up Woodlawn Avenue for the 2016 IU Homecoming parade. Those not […]

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Does Refinishing Antiques Ruin Their Value?

From Professional Refinishing Magazine June 2002 Commentary “Antiques Roadshow”and Refinishers By Peter Cook “Antiques Roadshow generally agrees with this notion: Well-conceived and well-executed refinishing and restoration usually enhances the value of just about any piece of old furniture”. A while ago, we at Antiques Roadshow received a […]

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The Herald-Times: repairing HISTORY

Two-man shop brings new luster to old furniture By Bill Strother 331-4265 | *protected email* Monroe Furniture Restoration owner Tim Puro, left, and woodworker Peter Brockman hold a workbench consultation on a trundle bed restoration job. Tools of the trade, top to bottom: Peter Brockman uses a square; […]

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Don’t Despair! Spot repairs can restore cherished antiques

By Carrol Krause – Herald-Times Homestyle Photos by Carrol Krause Above: Tim touches up the finish on a scuffed maple bedpost Anyone who has watched “Antiques Roadshow” knows that you should try to preserve the finish on a piece of old furniture and not refinish. But when […]

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“Care and feeding” of a piano

Story and photos by Carrol Krause Herald-Times Homes *protected email* July 24, 2010 All pianos begin their lives as cherished musical instruments that are used daily. Over the years, under different owners, some of those pianos devolve into neglected pieces of large furniture. Regardless of whether a piano […]

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Ten Ideas for Better Finishing

1. Experiment with the finish before you build your project. That way once the project is done, the finishing step is easier. Glue up several 12” x 12” pieces of wood from your project stock. Sand the sample to the same grit as your finished project. Then […]

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Antique Furniture ID Basics June 2010

Antique Furniture Identification Basics by Timothy Puro Introduction Purpose of presentation is to define what an antique is and give you some tools for determining age of your furniture. We will also talk about furniture construction and furniture styles. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able […]

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Resource list of Finishing Materials May 2012

Marc Adams School of Wood Working Finishing Products Resource List Mohawk Products: Can be purchased on line at www.mohawkfinishing.com. The website also lists retail dealers of the Mohawk products as well. Be aware that some Mohawk dealers do not stock the entire Mohawk line so do your […]

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Article – Society of American Period Furniture Makers

Repairing a Dog-damaged Period Chair by Timothy Puro Download: SAPFM Journal Article – Monroe Furniture Bannister Chair Repair.pdf Figure 1 Chair, post-restoration. As a cabinetmaker, you are also in the repair business. Your family, friends and clients turn to you with damaged furniture and often you feel […]

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