Posts Tagged ‘style-X’

Varnished soundboard…

Underside of the Style-X soundboard has been varnished – next job is to glue the board into the case. The wooden buttons in the picture are there to spread the load from the screws helping to hold the bridges onto the board.

Written on September 10th, 2012. 0 Comments

Busy workshop…

Soundboard shaped to fit the case, and bridges positioned, and rough bearing set. Just about to glue the bridges on, then start varnishing the underside of the board. Tomorrow the board will be glued into the case.

Written on September 9th, 2012. 0 Comments

“X” soundboard…

The new soundboard (also known as the “belly”) for the Style-X Blüthner. Seen here in the process of being fitted to the case – it arrives slightly oversized, and is then trimmed all round to fit snuggly to the shape of the piano.

Written on September 8th, 2012. 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

New bass bridge…

New maple bass bridge blank completed, seen here next to the old bridge on the bandsaw. Notice the new bridge is a few millimetres taller than the old one – this is to give me some material to play with when setting up the bearing a little later in the rebuild.

Written on September 6th, 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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