Sad tale of Sabatier abuse, abandoned Alligator, Help wanted,
I offered a now former 40+ year old friend my house in Palm Springs for a few weeks as he and his wife were going to be between homes.
For my generosity they pretty much destroyed the place, broke lamps and vases, poured kool-aid on the carpets, drank all my booze, used all my personal products, brought in un-housebroken pets etc. Real classy activity. There was a LIVE ALLIGATOR in my Garage when I came back to throw them out after 3 months. You can't make this stuff up.
Here's what they did to some of my vintage carbon Sabatiers:
Yeah, these obviously go in the dishwasher.
So I was thinking with all the straight restorations going on here, there might be someone that I could compensate to bring these back to life.
They need serious help. New wood, rivets and polishing.
Anyone have the time and inclination and an idea of cost to fix this tiny part of the mess?
I thought about posting this in the straight resto forum, but realized it belongs here. Please spread the word on this post to someone you know that might be able to help.
Last edited by xraygun; 04-17-2012 at 10:12 AM.
Some may never live, but the crazy never die. -HST