The Otto Grau Restoration Page 2
"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

New felt around the pedals (11-20-2009)

New bottom Panel the old one was to damaged to repair
New use for buckets Piano "Saw Horses" (11-20-2009)

New bottom Panel the old one was to damaged to repair (11-20-2009)

A coat of black paint to seal it also stained the inside to match
the cabinet looks much better(11-20-2009)

I had to repair the feet including a new coat of veneer, originally they were only glued
to the cabinet they are now glued and screwed to the cabinet. (11-20-2009)

I had to repair the feet including a new coat of veneer, originally they were only glued
to the cabinet they are now glued and screwed to the cabinet. (11-20-2009)

It's back on its feet again Reinstalled the Key Bed and balusters looking good. (11-25-2009)

It's back on its feet again and looking good. (11-25-2009)

It's back on its feet again Reinstalled the Key Bed and balusters looking good. (11-25-2009)

Reinstalled the knee board and trap door, all the player works were
gone when I got the piano. (11-25-2009)

Reinstalled the knee board and trap door, all the player works were
gone when I got the piano. (11-25-2009)

Before

After
Notice the New Piano Bench Bucket Model can also be used to "carry a tune"
Added the remaining parts just for the photo op, replaced the center rail and front rail pins and reinstalled the keys. then my first attempt at leveling the keys. I don't think it went too badly only took me about 1 1/2 hours, I still have to mess with the side to side spacing, but I am going to replace the bushings in the keys before I deal with that. (12-11-2009)

Notice the gaps between some of the keys, but they are all level.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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