Posts Tagged ‘golden’

Regulating…

Mid way through the initial regulation of Blüthner No.83988. Here I’m doing a rough adjustment of the “setoff”, on the work bench.

Written on April 14th, 2012. 0 Comments

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

Bass hammer…

Hammer No.1 prepared to be fitted to Blüthner No.83988. The hammer has been “spliced”, which is the name given to the process of cutting a chamfer into two of the edges of the bass hammers. The reason for this will become clear in later pictures…

Written on March 27th, 2012. 0 Comments

Bleaching…

First stage of bleaching the ivory key tops. The keys go through another round of bleaching before being fine sanded and buffed to finish.

Written on February 8th, 2012. 0 Comments

Blüthner Patent action…

Written on November 1st, 2011. 0 Comments

Abstracts….

Part of a patent Blüthner action

Part of the Blüthner “Patent” action – known as an “Abstract”. Seen here having new cushions fitted.

Written on October 21st, 2011. 0 Comments

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Bechstein rebuild started…
Final fitting of new legs…
Lyre parts…
New Blüthner legs…

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