Posts Tagged ‘walnut’

Hidden treasure…

Today’s 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 piano’s 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. 2 Comments

Brinsmead desk…

This afternoon I did the final assembly work on the Brinsmead, and unwrapped the desk… I was very pleasantly surprised to find a rather splendid fret-worked item in burr walnut (to match the rest of the piano). It even has a very neat fold away rest at the bottom for the music to stand on.

Written on October 23rd, 2012. 2 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

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

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