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Christmas tree….

Christmas tree….

Written on December 23rd, 2013. 0 Comments

Stringing the Brinsmead….

Stringing the Brinsmead….

A fine game played slowly….! The screw thread tuning system (known on upright pianos as a “top tuner” – because the threads point straight up) is very stable, but rather tricky to work with at the stringing stage.

Also note the newly capped treble bridge.

Written on August 19th, 2012. 2 Comments

Assembling the action…

Assembling the action…

Re-fitting the keys to the keyframe. It’s very important to make sure the keys move properly, so each bushing will be eased or tightened to ensure frictionless movement, but without any slack. It’s a fine balance…!

Written on April 12th, 2012. 2 Comments

Frame fitted…

Frame fitted…

The newly fitted frame seen here tied down (all screws fitted), awaiting “dressing” (fitting the wooden and felt parts).

Written on March 15th, 2012. 0 Comments

Aliquot patent…

Aliquot patent…

Lettering cast into the frame on Aliquot patent Blüthner pianos. The frame seen here finished, with lettering painted in enamel.

Written on March 15th, 2012. 0 Comments

Bellyhead…

Bellyhead…

Detail shot of the “bellyhead” on Blüthner No.83988. A rather interesting meeting of spruce, oak, beech, and maple.

Written on March 15th, 2012. 0 Comments

New soundboard…

New soundboard…

Underside of the new soundboard for Blüthner No.83988.

Written on February 27th, 2012. 0 Comments

Blüthner 72917….

Blüthner 72917….

Now in the showroom

Written on January 23rd, 2012. 0 Comments

Work begins on the next Blüthner….

Work begins on the next Blüthner….

A 1910 Style VIII Blüthner in an ebonised (black, full grain polish) case. Seen here just about to have the frame removed.

Written on December 13th, 2011. 0 Comments

Tuning crank….

Tuning crank….

Starting the fine tuning on Blüthner N0.72917.

Written on November 10th, 2011. 0 Comments

Bubbles….

Bubbles….

Taking a few moments off work to practice with my camera.

Written on November 7th, 2011. 0 Comments

“Style-V” post…

“Style-V” post…

Written on November 1st, 2011. 0 Comments

Bechstein…

Bechstein…

1896 Bechstein grand piano re-built in 2011

Written on November 1st, 2011. 1 Comment

Blüthner Patent action…

Blüthner Patent action…

Written on November 1st, 2011. 0 Comments

Bechstein…

Bechstein…

1896 Bechstein grand piano re-built in 2011

Written on October 30th, 2011. 0 Comments

Blüthner rim….

Blüthner rim….

Top edge of a Blüthner “Style-V” grand.

Written on October 26th, 2011. 0 Comments

Yamaha setoff buttons…

Yamaha setoff buttons…

Written on October 6th, 2011. 0 Comments

Blüthner hammers…

Blüthner hammers…

Written on October 5th, 2011. 0 Comments

Planing hammer tails…

Planing hammer tails…

Written on September 29th, 2011. 0 Comments

Blüthner rosewood case…

Blüthner rosewood case…

Written on September 25th, 2011. 0 Comments

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Tuning my Bechstein “A”…
Aliquot bridge…
Key weighing…
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