Friday, July 15, 2011

Grand Piano Restoration; Understring Felt and Bearing Bars

Following string removal in years past, time would be spent marking, measuring, and recording the distances between the bearing bars and the hitch pins. As the plate is being re-gilded, all of the existing marks and measurements for bearing bar placement, strings sizes, manufacturer decals, and any other plate markings will disappear.
These days I use a digital camera to record a photograph of each bearing bar and its distances from the corresponding hitch pins. Then following gilding, the bars are replaced in the exact position as previous.
The under string felt is removed and stored for matching up to new cloths at a later date previous to stringing.

Same photo set starting at photo 55

Understring Felt and Bearing Bars

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