Ivers & Pond Upright Action

Ivers & Pond upright action in the shop that needs some brass rail flanges, bridle straps, and some damper work done for a client in Berlin, MD.


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Cleaning a Hobart Cable Grand


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2 Piano Actions In the Shop

piano actions

2 piano actions I brought back Friday to work on…Altenburg in the front needs some hammer butt pins…Ivers & Pond Upright in the back needing “a lot”.

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Replacing Jack Pins

Replacing some jack pins where the jacks were sluggish on a Kohler & Campbell Console


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Tuning at University of Maryland – Eastern Shore today

Steinway D


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Yamaha Front Panel Repair

Part of being a piano tuner is also doing a multitude of different repairs. Cabinet work is one of those kinds of repairs. This is a Yamaha piano in a middle school. The top front panel became detached(not sure exactly how this happens), and someone masterfully duct taped it back together.  After pulling the duct tape off, I glued and clamped it together(harder than it sounds). After gluing, I also added screws, to help strengthen the joint.




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More Captain’s Table

This piano was moved out of a house in Salisbury, where it was played sporadically. Now being in The Captain’s Table restaurant and being played about 4 hours per night by Phil Perdue, the piano started exhibiting an interesting problem. After about 2 hours of playing, certain keys would just stop working. The next day/night the problem would be gone, only to return after about 2 hours of playing. I returned to The Captain’s Table and replaced the center(hinge) pins in the jack of the 2 keys most effected. This solved the problem for those notes, but more keys started to show the same issue. It was finally decided, that I would replace the center pins in the middle 4 octaves of the piano, so this past Friday I returned to do that. Below are pics of the action pulled out of the piano, removal of the top stack, and a couple of pics of the whippen, one with the jack removed.

So far, the repairs seem to have worked….Smile




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Captain’s Table Restaurant Piano

I was contracted to move this Samick Grand from a home in Salisbury to the Captain’s Table Restaurant in Ocean City, MD. This piano is played by Phil Perdue several nights a week. Several weeks after delivery, I returned to tune the piano and do some minor action adjustment.



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Steinway Grand Action Work

Steinway Grand in a local elementary school. Sluggish action, so I had to pull the action, remove the top action, and replace some center pins in some of the whippens and quite a few of the hammers




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Grand Rental @ Sultana Gala with Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sultana Projects rented our grand for their Annual Gala featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra.




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