Posts Tagged ‘polish’

Wrest plank…

Polishing the new wrest plank for a Sheraton Bechstein model “A” grand. Another late night in the workshop!

Note the old plank just behind (underneath all the tools) being used as reference for the new plank.

Written on January 12th, 2015. 0 Comments

Hidden treasure…

Todays work was preparing the inside of the Style-X case for the frame to be fitted. One of the jobs was to scrape and sand the inside of the pianos rim. It was originally polished black – scraping the polish away revealed some rather nice wood underneath…

I continued scraping away the old polish, then sanded the wood to a fine finish before polishing it with clear shellac. The rim came out a little darker than I’d hoped, but the piano will now have a nice piece of polished walnut to compliment the gold frame. That was a nice surprise!

Written on December 14th, 2012. 0 Comments

Studs…

The Style-X studs (also known as “Agraffes”) have had their first clean in preparation for buffing and lacquering. The stud at the front has been buffed to make sure the cleaning was adequate to achieve a good finish.

Written on December 13th, 2012. 0 Comments

Blüthner fall…

Polishing work on Blüthner No.83988. Seen here, the lettering on the fall, with the reflection of the piano in the background.

Written on April 26th, 2012. 0 Comments

Shiny….!

Frame perimeter screws cleaned, buffed, and lacquered – and ready for fitting.

Written on March 15th, 2012. 0 Comments

New desk…

Desk centre parts cut to size and awaiting mortise and tenons.

Written on February 9th, 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

Boxed legs…

Un-boxing to reveal what’s left of the original legs on Blüthner No.83988. In the 1920’s it was the fashion to have square legs on furniture, so many pianos with turned legs were “enhanced” in this way….

Written on January 26th, 2012. 2 Comments

Blüthner rim….

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

Written on October 26th, 2011. 0 Comments

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

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