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Rebuilding The Action

As was seen in the previous article, Starting The Action (step 1), all the various action parts have been disassembled and stripped of their worn felts, leathers, springs, etc..   Just about every felt and leather must be cut by hand…

Starting The Action (step 1)

While the cabinet is being cleaned and repaired – the work on that action can begin. Overall, the action parts (i.e. the wood) is in good condition. No signs of brittleness, warpage, etc.. So, to help reduce costs, most of…

Removing The Strings and Pins

As part of any type of rebuilding, the piano will have new strings and tuning pins. To begin the process the old strings and pins must be removed. Before the strings can be safely removed, the high tension must be let…