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Allan Day's Heroic Piano Restoration 

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The way the piano looked when Allan picked it up.
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Urine and beer stains.
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This 1926 penny bears the date the piano was gifted to Delta Psi. "Good luck charm"
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Ivory key tops won't hold very well when subjected to spills.
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Allan wears a mask to defend himself against scraping organic material from the key frame.
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The piano case was shipped to Boston where the soundboard was replaced.
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Fixtures used to plot the dimensions of the new soundboard.
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Old board showing may cracks.
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New key covers showing restoration of the wood.
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New Sitka spruce soundboard and maple pinblock.
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Good luck 1926 penny glued in place.
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Good luck 1926 penny glued in place.
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At Meetinghouse Restorations undergoing refinishing.
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Beautiful!
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Coming together
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Allan leveling the keys.
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Back home
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The way the piano looked when Allan picked it up.

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