Full Chisel Blog

June 8, 2010

What happens in Vegas, sticks in Vegas

Filed under: Hide Glue,Historical Material,Of Interest,Proper Tools,Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 12:19 pm

If you use Hide Glue.

I have been invited to do two, 3 hour workshops at the Piano Technicians Guild Convention in Las Vegas at the end of the month.  I will teach a class on Saturday June 26, 2010 and on Tuesday June 29, 2010 with Vince Mrykalo.  Vince took a dozen Hide Glue books to last years convention, sold them all plus many orders including a fellow in Canada that ordered a box of books.

Should be a lot of fun and I will have enough time to take some of the other classes, although I know nothing about pianos other than I have repaired a dozen or so [just the cases] but don’t do pianos any more because the last one I worked on broke my back.



  1. Will you go in period costume?

    Comment by Gary Roberts — June 8, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

  2. Gary,

    Yes, indeed, being as I do not own any modern clothing.


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 8, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

  3. Ok, which ‘Wayne Newton’ period will you go as?

    Comment by Gary Roberts — June 9, 2010 @ 7:29 am

  4. A good friend of mine will be attending, too, Ben Griffith from Frankfort, Kentucky. He’s a great musician and all around awesome person. I asked him to stop by and say hello. Look for a guy who could double as Abe Lincoln.

    Comment by Tico Vogt — June 10, 2010 @ 6:03 am

  5. Gary,

    Dunkashane. I think I will go as me.


    I will be sure to say ‘haller’ to Mr. Lincoln.


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 10, 2010 @ 6:17 am

  6. I would love to go but cant make these dates, will you be holding any more workshops this year??

    Comment by Carpenter — June 11, 2010 @ 4:09 am

  7. What about Dr. Martens?


    Comment by Shay Lelegren — June 13, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

  8. Carpenter,

    I will be teaching a workshop in Reno for the Nevada WoodChucks in September, probably on painting and graining.


    They wore out, so only traditional footware, except for some modern slippers, but I don’t wear them out of the house.


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 13, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

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  10. Tico,

    I met Ben Griffith, he took my class and bought a copy of my book. With proper attire and chin whiskers he would make a great Abraham Lincoln. Nice fellow, he also said he likes ‘Peach Pie.


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 30, 2010 @ 7:37 am

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