Tear Down and Label Hardware

In order for the piano restoration to progress smoothly, it is important to note the anticipated repairs, loose veneer, and placement of the hardware, felts, leathers, and buttons before tearing down the piano.  If there are cracks in the lid, they should be noted and scored with a fine saw, as once stripped, they might not be seen until a finish is applied.  The cracks will need shims glued into them to reduce the chance of the crack to re-appear.  Labeling the hardware will ensure the piano goes back together smoothly.  Noting these details will ensure the completed job will look like the original maker intended.

Hardware is removed and labeled.

The sectional hinge is labeled before dis-assembly to be sent to hardware platers.

Before finish removal, lid cracks are scored with a fine saw in preparation of wood shim. 

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