Posts Tagged ‘style 10’

Final fitting of new legs…

Seen here, the Bass leg on the Blüthner Style-X – I had just started fine-tuning the new leg boss to mate properly with the new leg. Quite a long process of test fitting, then removing fine shavings until everything is snug.

Please look here for a picture of the legs and lyre fitted – I was double checking to make sure there would be enough clearance under the lyre.

Written on March 12th, 2018. 0 Comments

In the workshop…

After a very enjoyable Christmas break, I’m once again in the workshop!

I realised today I’ve not updated my website for many months – I’ve been putting a lot of hours into piano work, and just haven’t had time to add pictures to the site. One of my new year resolutions is to keep the website ticking over a bit better…

Happy new year everyone!

Written on January 8th, 2014. 0 Comments

Soundboard day…

The new soundboard arrives at 12 noon! The case is all prepared – the bracings have been cleaned and lacquered, the slips (the area that the soundboard is glued to) cleaned, and the new polyester wrapped up for protection during the work.

Todays work will mainly involve fitting the board to the case – tomorrow the bridges (three of them on this piano) will be positioned, bearing set etc. Last job of the day will be varnishing the underside of the board ready for it to be glued into the case the next day.

Written on September 7th, 2012. 0 Comments

Bass bridge…

Rough cut Maple to build a new bass bridge for the Blüthner Style-X. Seen here just before the top piece was thicknessed to produce a bridge of the correct height.

Written on September 4th, 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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