Thursday, September 12, 2013

Steinway S Final Soundboard Work

Completed bridges installed on new soundboard.
Radius' cut on rib tops.
Ribs sanded
Final finish applied to soundboard bottom.
Completed soundboard glued into piano rim. Tomorrow I will add trim pieces to the top of the board, and apply the final finish. The piano will then be ready to send to the refinisher.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Steinway S 334968 Bridge Work

A lot of time has been spent recapping the bridges. First the old tops of the bridge are cut off, and new caps are clues to the original bridge body. Then the bridges must be aet to their proper height. This is called setting the bearing. Then the new caps must be planed to their proper thickness, and finally the notches and pins need to be added.
New Bridge Caps Installed
Setting Bearing
Planing Bridge tops
Notching Bridge Caps
Completed Bridges, Ready to Glue Onto Soundboard.