Zorba's "Secret" Piano Page
The work continues with the repair of the floppy hammer in the bass section. YAY!
Jam C@m isn't too good with closeups...
4 July 2005So this is where we stopped for a bit - until I got more parts! I needed about 25 replacement ivories for the keyboard to replace missing and chipped keytops. I also wanted to re-felt the keyboard, install a practice mute, and replace the missing string.
Whippen/jack/sticker/backstop/spoon assembly, similar to the one I repaired yesterday. Incredible workmanship.
Hammer butt. Note the little pin sticking up (focus not withstanding). It needs to be pushed
back into place. This is a fairly common problem, but easily repaired once you can get to it!
This is where it came from...
Repaired hammer ready for reinstallation...
Everything back in - re attaching the bridle strap.
Can you tell which one? Neither can I! That's the idea!
And at long last, the piano is temporarily reassembled. I need to order parts for the next phase...
Close up of the fallboard.
Read on for what happens next...