It's been quite awhile since I posted an update. Mostly, that's just because I haven't made much visible progress. I am just about done stripping paint in the bathroom; I'm going back and catching little bits between boards, that I missed the first time around. Next weekend, I'll try to remember to take my real camera, and get some decent pictures.
Last weekend was somewhat frustrating, because I started work on the bathroom window. Not only did I miss a glazing point, and break a piece of glass, but I found out the window frame is made of a different species of wood, and it much softer than the oak I'm used to. So, I gouged and scorched a few spots.
Then, there are areas where any shellac that might have been there originally, was gone after decades of steam/condensation, so some of the paint didn't want to come off at all.
Today wasn't very productive, but I did make a major score.
At work, we were recently hired by a developer who wants to restore/transform a nearby mansion into a residence for girls attending college. We were hired to give him drawings of the house's current layout, and then to provide drawings which he will use to obtain the proper permits from the city. While field-measuring, we noticed that there was an old stove in the basement. At our next meeting, we asked him about it, because it was too interesting to just throw away. He said if we could find someone to haul it out of there, they could have it.
So today, a group of friends and I went and hauled out the stove, and now I'm the proud owner of a 1930's Detroit Jewel 4 burner stove. It looks a lot like this: (ebay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE ... 0809906974
) (image hosting site: http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/sho ... 0&format=0
) but mine is more of a bisque color, not white. I'm not sure if mine works, or not, though. It has a lot of interior rust, from sitting in a basement. I'll try to remember to take pictures next weekend.