Posts Tagged ‘grand’

Stringing…

Today, I finished stringing the Style-X. Here you can see the second section of the piano – the brass plate held in place by many screws, wrest pins (which are used for tuning the piano), and nice neat coils of steel string. In the background the blue felt is to stop the small sections of string between the wrest pins and the studs from vibrating.

Written on December 20th, 2012. 0 Comments

Lettering…

First job today was to paint the black lettering (using enamel) on the Style-X frame. Quite a fiddly job, but satisfying! The frame is now ready to return to the case. (I just need to finish the case now…!)

Written on December 12th, 2012. 0 Comments

Brinsmead stringing…

Whilst the Brinsmead stringing system is very stable, it is a LOT more fiddly to work with than the design used on most pianos… (I have very sore hands at the moment!) In a few days, I’ll publish a series of pictures describing the stringing process.

Written on August 23rd, 2012. 0 Comments

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. 4 Comments

John Brinsmead No.31406…

The name and number of my current piano (Circa. 1880), stamped into the area where a wrest plank would normally live. This piano hasn’t got a traditional wrest (tuning) plank – it uses a threaded tensioning system…

Written on August 19th, 2012. 0 Comments

Brinsmead No.31406

Life became very busy recently! Piano work has continued, but it’s been far too long since I updated my website… My current piano is an 1880 Brinsmead grand piano, finished in burr walnut.

Written on August 16th, 2012. 0 Comments

Style-X…

After far too long in storage, my 1909 Blüthner Style-X ( 7’6″/228cm) was put back on its feet! I played it for about 10 minutes before the “teardown” process began…

Have a look under the “Current” heading for what’s going on at the moment.

Written on May 19th, 2012. 2 Comments

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

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