Thursday, February 23, 2017

DIY - Mason & Hamlin screw stringer piano repairs by Carol Video #1


Well hello.........thanks for stopping by to see the first of my videos that are to come while I repair my upright piano.  Since I can't find a piano technician to come and even give me an appraisal for repairing this piano I will do it myself.  I do not give up easily.  I can't really hurt anything because what I am working on is already broken.



6 comments:

  1. Hi Carol, great video, and it is nice that you deciphered what the problem is. Hope you can fix it.

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    1. Thanks Linda, unfortunately I think I'm stuck for now because to get that jack portion out I found a video that says I have to take the entire action (the rack of all 88 hammers) out of the piano because it screws from the back. I don't know how to tackle that problem just yet. Maybe I can figure it out. I'm not giving up yet.

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  2. Good video!
    Isn't there a way to use a long skewer to glue the jack where it is? A glue the doesn't run all over the place that is.

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    1. I have to orders a "special" glue and no there really isn't a way to glue it in place because it stradles another piece that isn't very easy to see when it's in the piano. If I had my way I'd McGuiver it with some duct tape. LOL This is so much fun.

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  3. Dear Carol this a a super video. I have a piano as well and alas the gentleman who always tuned and cared for mine passed away. Haven't found anyone to do this type of work either. Looks like I could call you now :)! Hugs

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    1. Not just yet Debbie. Got to finish this job first and this could take years......LOL.

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