RESTORATION PROCESS

Restoring the glory back to life...

Disassemble the cabinet and parts

Remove the cast iron plate

Sand and refinish the bridges and soundboard

Strip and sand the cabinet, furniture parts and bench

Restore the original key covering or replace

Finish in the original color and sheen with 22 coats of lacquer

Clean, sand, regaled and dress the plate with the appropriate felts

Remove and inspect the pin block, duplicate if need it.

Remove and inspect the underlever tray

Tighten the underlevers and check the felt bushings along with the damper guide rail 

Tighten the underlevers and check the felt bushings along with the damper guide rail 

Rebush action partsas need it

Reinstall and align the cast iron plate

Set the down bearing and install new strong and tuning pins

Chip tune the piano strings to concert pitch

Remove original felt from the damper blocks and refinish

Cut and install new damper felts

Regulate dampers to the back of the key and the sustain pedal

Shape, file and space the hammers

Establish the hammer height in relation to the key height and dip for proper after touch

Adjust left-off, drop and back checks

Tune piano in shop, repeatedly adding tension to concert pitch

Refine damper regulation after they have settled

Clean and buff all cabinet hardware and assemble piano

Fine tune to concert pitch