I’ve been working in the piano trade since December 4th, 1989. I specialise in full re-builds of grand pianos, mostly Blüthner and Bechstein – but many makes of piano have been through my workshop.
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After rebuilding the action for my Bechstein “A” Sheraton, and fitting new hammers, a few of the keys were too light touch wise. I removed an old key lead, plugged the hole (you can see the new plug just behind the black portion of the key), then re-assembled the action with the newly plugged keys in place.
In the picture here you can see the 52g touch weight on the front of the key, and a new 15g lead resting on the top of the key near the balance point, with a mark on the side of the key ready for drilling.
The finished piano can now be viewed at Handel Pianos.