Rich Lindahl The entire finishing industry is undergoing major changes. Increasingly, both the manufacturers of finishes, and the products they are used on are turning towards safer, yet still effective materials. This class will cover how to prepare and work with these new coatings. There will be recommendations for suppliers, and equipment used for applications. […]
Rick Baldassin RPT, Carl Teel Grand damper systems involve more than simply seating felt. In this class, we will demonstrate cutting and bending damper wires, adjusting underlever spoons and capstans, and correcting problems such as twisting and traveling during damper lift. Timing with both the key and pedal will also be covered. The demonstration will […]
Amy Banovich-Tiernan and Gina Bonfietti An efficient and sensible way to deal with broken string loops on Yamaha upright flanges.
Chris Brown will cover the steps in Grandwork Tools System sequence – traveling, squaring, and spacing hammers to vertical at strike, leveling, squaring, and spacing keys, sampling regulation, setting key dip, backchecks, and spring tension, setting jacks, repetition levers, and hammer line and finally letoff, simultaneous second escapement, and aftertouch – all finished with precision […]
Ben Rocke RPT – Learn about wood behavior and how to apply the techniques of hand tool woodworking to common piano repairs. Get involved with live demonstrations and class participation. With these versatile tools, you will be able complete repairs in the field, augmenting your income and avoiding costly return trips.
Ben Rocke RPT Hand tool methods remain essential, even in a modern shop. Learn how to sharpen, adjust, and use the bench plane, spokeshave, chisel, rip saw, and card scraper. This class is focused on the tools, but applications to the piano shop and field service will be mentioned.
David Hughes Dave has presented this potpourri at several recent national conventions, and due to his poor time management the action rebuilding chapters received the short shrift. NEECSO attendees will reap the benefits of a needed reshuffle. This class will concentrate on the installation of new keys as well as reworking an original keyset, weigh-off, […]
Catherine Bolduc and Mark Veenman Let’s face it -the odds are stacked against us piano tuners. We sit for a living, we drive a lot, and piano work -tuning in particular can be very hard on our bodies. Many technicians we’ve met over the years complain of back pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, and repetitive […]
Ed Sutton Sheffey Gregory Bill Davis The ever-evolving Playground has multiple workstations where individuals watch video instruction and then perform specific skills in an environment promoting success without time constraints. All tasks are presented in a step-by-step manner. Whether a 30-year technician or just beginning, this hands-on class where tools and materials are provided offers […]