Daily Archives: April 1, 2012

Grand Hammer Notch


Some older grands (even up to the 1930s), rather than a roller, have a notch on the hammer shank. The notch on this Cramer grand, once brushed up and rubbed with soapstone (see Grotrian-Steinweg Rollers), gave a perfectly good and … Continue reading

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Key Fillings


Ivories can easily get chipped at the front. For this Cramer grand, I first re-glued 2 dozen of the fronts, then had to fill the chipped ones. Here, I used an epoxy resin with a splash of white guache. It’s … Continue reading

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