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. […]
Amy Banovich-Tiernan and Gina Bonfietti An efficient and sensible way to deal with broken string loops on Yamaha upright flanges.
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, […]
Jude Reveley Welcome to the Age of the Steinwas! The new trademark policy that Steinway has recently established prohibits the use of their decal on fallboards and soundboards unless “the piano uses ONLY genuine Steinway replacement parts.” Using a 1960’s Steinway L accelerated action as our case subject, we will explore why the “one size […]
Louis DelBene The pedal and trapwork system of a grand piano is often ignored, overlooked, or given the with ‘wishful thinking’ approach. Often the issues are obvious to the pianist (like a squeak, a clunk, or a groan) but just as often the issues may not be noticed until made right (like excessive lost motion, […]