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Gluing Hammers

Hammers are beginning to come apart on a school piano. I’m gluing and clamping them. Less expensive than a new set of hammers.

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A couple of emailed reviews I’ve recently received

“I recently had my piano tuned by Joel R. Smith, piano and tuning service. He arrived promptly and the appointment was easy to schedule. He was meticulous, extremely knowledgeable and his prices were very fair. In addition to doing a … Continue reading

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Forklift Grand Piano Move

Moving a Yamaha Grand off a deck with the help of a Bobcat forklift in Metompkin, VA.

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Throwback Piano Work – Steinway

This is an older Steinway upright in a church. Considering the age, it is in surprisingly good condition. Needed some damper levers replaced, as well as a few other minor things.

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Piano Fallboard Lock

Pianos in schools and other institutions can be protected with a fallboard lock…. And yes I sell and install these.

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Piano Bench Repair

I also repair piano benches and case work on pianos. This Steinway bench had come unglued and was about to collapse.

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Cleaning Ivory Keys on Baldwin 9

Below are some photos of the ivory keys on the Baldwin 9 from the other day, before and after cleaning.

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Baldwin 9 Footer – Action Work

Doing a 1/2 day of action work on the 1949 Baldwin 9 Footer in the chorus room at Easton HS in Easton, MD. Filed the hammers, reset the hammer line, realigned numerous hammers, vacuumed all the dust and crud out, … Continue reading

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Piano Fire Hazard

This is definitely a fire hazard. The metal bar you see is a dehumidifier tied to the wood rail with cotton twine. The dehumidifier was plugged in and very hot to the touch. To compound the problem, there was not … Continue reading

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Grand Piano Rental @ Pemberton Equestrian Center

Rented my Baldwin Model L Grand Piano for a wedding at The Pemberton Equestrian Center. Wilbur the pig was a big help!

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