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Monday, September 14, 2020
Steinway Up 20375 Cast Iron Back
I have never seen a piano with a cast iron back. The plate and back are one piece which you can see from the photos of the bottom. I am wondering why this was tried. It seems like an incredibly difficult way to manufacture a piano.
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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Steinway D 149495 Action work
Work is progressing steadily in setting up the new keys and action parts. This work is quite time consuming and does not make a lot of big physical changes.
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Monday, May 11, 2020
Steinway D Belly Work Completed
This past week all the belly work was completed. It is rewarding to finally put all the new pieces together to the final assembly. Several weeks ago the new pinblock was cut out and fitted to the plate. Before the final installation the holes to receive the tuning pins also had to be drilled. The old pin block is used as a pattern.
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Steinway D Bridge Work
This week I have completed installing new bridge caps on the original bridge body. The first step was to remove the old caps using a table saw. The process is a bit more complicated that normal, as the treble bridge and bass bridge are one piece, rather than 2 separate pieces. After the old caps are removed the top is planed and new hard maple caps are glued to the original body.
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