Daily Archives: November 16, 2015

Key Spacing – Sharps


Once re-bushed, all keys (naturals & sharps) may need some fine spacing. This is best done prior to key levelling. The sharps are classically spaced very slightly towards the centre of the keyboard, bearing in mind that the movement of … Continue reading

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Hammer Felt Trimming


When hammer heads are angled on their shanks, they can sometimes require trimming (bevelling) to give clearance. I’ve posted on this previously (Hammer Cutting) but these pics show more clearly how to select the required angle (the amount) of bevelling: … Continue reading

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Upright Damper Regulation – Hoffmann


First, all damper felts need to be trimmed and/or cleaned. I clean the felts using compressed air – it’s a delicate operation, but well worth the careful effort. Trimming damper felts requires a perfect pair of scissors. Previous posts have … Continue reading

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