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Here's a first offering.

1. My wife has a 125 year-old Cable-Nelson upright grand that served 50-75 years as a school/music teacher instrument. It holds its tune well, but visually it shows its age: a finish that, in places, would challenge a crocodile and it's missing several white ivory pieces. Here is an attempt to capture that grittiness.
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2. Some of our "homeless keys" on a keyboard :D. Bike locks seem well represented.
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3. One inspired by, and dedicated to, Eric.
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Love the first one especially. Very creative!
 
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Here's a first offering.

1. My wife has a 125 year-old Cable-Nelson upright grand that served 50-75 years as a school/music teacher instrument. It holds its tune well, but visually it shows its age: a finish that, in places, would challenge a crocodile and it's missing several white ivory pieces. Here is an attempt to capture that grittiness.
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2. Some of our "homeless keys" on a keyboard :D. Bike locks seem well represented.
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3. One inspired by, and dedicated to, Eric.
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I can think of others around this place that also show their age - myself included certainly! Expressive shot of that centenarian keyboard - I'll bet that it still rocks in the right hands. And, I'm now longing for an ODells IPA, but will use that church key to pop open a bottle of Sierra Nevada.:D
 
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I can think of others around this place that also show their age - myself included certainly! Expressive shot of that centenarian keyboard - I'll bet that it still rocks in the right hands. And, I'm now longing for an ODells IPA, but will use that church key to pop open a bottle of Sierra Nevada.:D
Mine says 60 Shilling on the other side.
 
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A slight variation ... these are "keys" in the sense that a proper code will unlock our truck ...

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Cheers!!

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I can think of others around this place that also show their age - myself included certainly! Expressive shot of that centenarian keyboard - I'll bet that it still rocks in the right hands. And, I'm now longing for an ODells IPA, but will use that church key to pop open a bottle of Sierra Nevada.:D
I worked at a radio station in Texas in 1969. An announcer made reference to a church key and was immediately fired. Shocking use of language. Things have changed quite a bit since then.
 
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I'm not totally happy with these. If I get a chance I'll try again tomorrow.

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Pretty sure I'd get in big trouble very quickly with one of those!
You tend to do everything very quickly on this bike. And I have had a couple of instances when I thought my license might be in jeopardy. Once, on the way to church on a Sunday morning, I looked down at the speedometer and realized I was going awfully close to triple digits. And I had no idea. It felt like I was going about 70. I have only been stopped once on this bike and on that occasion I knew I was speeding. Fortunately my age and humble attitude kept me from serious consequences. But it does take a good bit of restraint to keep your license.
 
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Sold mine after coming off the freeway ramp at legal 40mph speed slowing down for the stop sign ahead until I hit the tiny pea gravel that some truck left for me. Slid across 6 lanes of highway, fortunately no cars around. Gravel turns good road into ice.

100mph always felt very stable to me, wheels were like two big gyros. I never went super fast without scouting that piece of freeway first then doing a double back.
 
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Sold mine after coming off the freeway ramp at legal 40mph speed slowing down for the stop sign ahead until I hit the tiny pea gravel that some truck left for me. Slid across 6 lanes of highway, fortunately no cars around. Gravel turns good road into ice.

100mph always felt very stable to me, wheels were like two big gyros. I never went super fast without scouting that piece of freeway first then doing a double back.
Traffic in Atlanta would make me a bit uncomfortable.
 
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Tablets don't have physical keys, however it's so long since I cleaned this one that you can easily see where the virtual ones are:

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Here's a first offering.

1. My wife has a 125 year-old Cable-Nelson upright grand that served 50-75 years as a school/music teacher instrument. It holds its tune well, but visually it shows its age: a finish that, in places, would challenge a crocodile and it's missing several white ivory pieces. Here is an attempt to capture that grittiness.
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2. Some of our "homeless keys" on a keyboard :D. Bike locks seem well represented.
View attachment 1630326
3. One inspired by, and dedicated to, Eric.
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Great shots! I love the piano keys, the key with what looks to be PVC pipe attached and the "you betcha" tag. Nicely done Nick!
 
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Geez, Paul - we should have all of our unknown keys organized so well!
Well, we've had times when a long lost lock is used or needed to be accessed, and we didn't know where the key was. Now, whenever we encounter a key that we don't know what it goes to (say, cleaning off an old key ring), we put it in the cup. Later, if we need a key, we can dig through the jar. Usually we'll put a piece of masking tape with the name of the lock (like the "porch screen" for that door), even though the key may remain in that jar.
 
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