Friday, March 25, 2016

Steinway M 260046 Bridge work

Part of the rebuilding process ios to recap the bridges. The old caps are sawn off the body of the bridge, and then are reproduced.
The new caps are laid out and fitted to the bridge body.
Then they are glued with many clamps!
The bridges are dry fit to the soundboard, and notches are cut into the tops of the caps to determine the proper thickness of the bridges.
After the tops of the bridges are finished,the new caps have the pins and notches located. The the bridge is then notched and pinned.
After the brigdes are glued to the new board, the ribs chamfered, and the bottom side finished, the board is glued into the piano.