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Blog series by Lee Barker updated 01-25-2013 05:15 PM 2 parts 3093 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Getting It Apart

11-30-2012 05:23 PM by Lee Barker | 4 comments »

There are easy things: The screws to the hinges of the top. The screws holding the keyboard cover on. The panel in the knee space. All these are a cinch. The keys are not actually fastened in. They just rest on a bed of pins. (I’ll add that picture later.) Then the remarkable part: The motion from a depressed key is translated through a number of pivoting, moving parts to finally reach the hammer which strikes the string (hence the classification of the piano as a percussio...

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Part 2: Getting the Hang of It.

01-25-2013 05:15 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

Prep involved painting that back wall, which involved moving a desk, and the worm bin and the church pew. Hey, it’s a music room! Linda chose a chocolate charcoal if that makes any sense. In the images you’ll see the wall part of the French cleat. Those herky screws, purchased at Fastenal, go through the sheetrock (which is transitional—it has a skim coat of plaster on it!) and through the 3/4 furring strip and into the concrete block. You can just see the corner of...

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