The Melville Clark Restoration Page 5
"Everyone one has an old piano in their basement you can have if you move it."
Piano Home Otto Grau Melville Clark Questions Spare Parts Slide Show
These parts are being sent out for zinc plating they will not be very noticable when they are in the piano, and zinc is much cheaper than Nickel.
These parts are being sent out for Nickel plating they are the plate screws and tension
bars and pump pedal linkage bars.
 
And their back and my I say they look much better, when I put mice rubber matting on the
pedals they will look like new.

Contact cement is on and drying then I will put the veneer on and it will start looking like new.

sound board is scrapped and sanded ready for the first coat of schellac.
Sound oard after a couple coats of schellac, steel wooled between coats.

Sound oard after a couple coats of schellac, steel wooled between coats.

Paper patterns laid out on a 4 X 10 sheet of red oak veneer.
 
More paper patterns laid out on a 4 X 10 sheet of red oak veneer. I'm gonna cut this big sheet
into lots of little pieces and then glue them all back together in a different shape.
 
Glueing a couple cracks in the feet before preping them for veneer.
Little pieces glued and dry ready to be put in place.
These pieces proved to be the must challenging, we did much better on the second inside panel, we learned from the first. Very hard to get the piece in place without it sticking in the wrong place. O the other side we did half and half and it worked much better.

Glue drying on a couple more pieces.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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