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Old 11-05-2019, 09:46 AM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is offline
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Hi all!

I'm sure most of you remember the 1976 Rogers Big R kit I recently restored. There was also a Supreme hi hat stand included, but the lower tripod stand portion was so badly rusted that I didn't even want to deal with it! I decided to dismantle the stand and keep any decent parts for spares. I took the tripod section to my recycle bin and was ready to toss it in. However, I just couldn't do it! I decided that if I could bring the Big R kit back to life, I might be able to do the same with this rusted stand!

Talk about a lot of work! But, here are the results of the lower tripod stand section. Pictures of the completed stand will be posted shortly!

I can't seem to get the second picture to show properly, due to issues with iPhone picture orientation. What a PITA!

-Mark
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:09 AM
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Certainly worthy of your efforts! Nice save!
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:48 AM
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Outstanding! You made the right call by saving it!

You can always use it as a cymbal stand bottom too.
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:13 PM
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Certainly worthy of your efforts! Nice save!
Thanks!

-Mark
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:13 PM
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Outstanding! You made the right call by saving it!

You can always use it as a cymbal stand bottom too.
I cleaned up the entire hi hat stand! I'll post pictures soon.

-Mark
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:01 PM
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I would say that a good deal of "Elbow Grease" was liberally applied on this job.
You have earned yourself an adult beverage!
Impressive work, Mark.

Kurt
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:00 PM
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I would say that a good deal of "Elbow Grease" was liberally applied on this job.
You have earned yourself an adult beverage!
Impressive work, Mark.

Kurt
Hi Kurt!

Yes...a whole lot of "Elbow Grease"!!

I couldn't save the two large wing screws, but I had spares that cleaned up really well.

As for my "adult beverage", I just finished off a Neapolitan Shake (vanilla, chocalte and strawberry mixed together) from In-N-Out Burger!! Lots of empty sugar calories, but, hey, I deserved it!

-Mark
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:00 AM
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Brilliant, Mark. What was your method?

Josh
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:15 AM
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yes c'mon... what did u use??

Cheers
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:17 AM
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Well good thing you didn't throw that away. Do you have a before picture? Because that thing looks like it's brand new, good job sir!
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