Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stodart/Lid lock

One of the Stodart lid locks.
I challenge anyone to find an example of this kind of attention to detail, craftsmanship, and sheer beauty on any modern piano.
Even a Steinway, my modern piano of choice, is, by comparison, rather bland in it's appearance.


Here's a view of the Stodart with the compensator tubes and braces removed.
The string tension has been completely eased, allowing for the removal of the strings.
Each string will be removed, measured and labeled, and ultimately reinstalled in the instrument.
There are a total of 231 strings.

Wrestplank restoration

Here is the "new" section of the wrestlpank.
I used System Three epoxy, no. 2 hardener, to install the wrestplank insert.
May it hold!