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by Steve Senseney
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Jason's vacuum thermoforming adventures
Replies: 32
Views: 28043

Re: Jason's vacuum thermoforming adventures

Nice work!!

Now you can form fit guitar cases.
by Steve Senseney
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Piano adoption site
Replies: 0
Views: 3491

Piano adoption site

pianoadoption.com is a site that lists pianos available for free. I have been perusing some of the piano forums on the internet. If you are looking for a start in piano rebuilding, or want to just have one to take completely apart just to explore a piano, they are all over the United States for free...
by Steve Senseney
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: My first two builds
Replies: 5
Views: 5449

Re: My first two builds

Nice pair.

I think they are quite beautiful and well done!
by Steve Senseney
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thoughts on composite fretboard material
Replies: 14
Views: 10698

Re: Thoughts on composite fretboard material

And it will dull all of your edge tools quickly, even carbide.
by Steve Senseney
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Big ugly Scar..
Replies: 7
Views: 4927

Re: Big ugly Scar..

Nice work!!
by Steve Senseney
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: What bit to use for boring?
Replies: 13
Views: 13027

Re: What bit to use for boring?

I imagine the evolution of drilling tools starting with a metal rod which you flatten with a hammer on the end. Then you grind (or hammer) it into a pointed tool leaving part of the width wider than the shaft it started with. Sharpen the leading edge and you have produced an awl or drilling type of ...
by Steve Senseney
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: What bit to use for boring?
Replies: 13
Views: 13027

Re: What bit to use for boring?

http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=10290 Sorry! I am away from my shop for a few days. I did take a steel rod, flattened the end some, made the flat into a rounded shape, curved the nose of the tool, and ground the outside into a rounded contour. Then I sharpened the leading edge of...
by Steve Senseney
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: What bit to use for boring?
Replies: 13
Views: 13027

Re: What bit to use for boring?

Here is a link to a site that demonstrates making spoon bits.
by Steve Senseney
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Online pitch recognition and rhythm test
Replies: 0
Views: 3209

Online pitch recognition and rhythm test

As I was looking for a online tuner, I ran into this site:

Tonometric.com

It has a pitch discrimination test and a rhythm discrimination test.

Somewhat interesting and curious.
by Steve Senseney
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Steinway Upright rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 8868

Re: Steinway Upright rebuild

I watched your video. I understand that the cost of a set of strings would be a concern. Regarding tuning-- Your Korg tuner works fine. I down loaded a program for my phone (I have a Samsung Galaxy 3 but it is available for I-phones and other phones and computers) called "Tunelab Piano Tuner". There...
by Steve Senseney
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Steinway Upright rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 8868

Re: Steinway Upright rebuild

From a chemist standpoint, the material soaks into the pores and fibers of the wood, and cannot be removed. It is a permanent change. From a wood working viewpoint, it is supposed to "tighten" the pin. If you drill a hole in wood (or plywood) and then the wood becomes more humid it swells. The previ...
by Steve Senseney
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Laatest violin repair
Replies: 7
Views: 7645

Re: Laatest violin repair

Thanks for sharing. As I get older, I respect older instruments!
by Steve Senseney
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Steinway Upright rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 8868

Re: Steinway Upright rebuild

I have some other pictures, but I don't think they really add much to the discussion.

If anyone has a question or can add anything, please ask or add as you can.
by Steve Senseney
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Steinway Upright rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 8868

Re: Steinway Upright rebuild

Another picture simply showing the lower portion of the strings
bottom section view of strings.JPG
Pedal work view--
pedal work view.JPG
by Steve Senseney
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Steinway Upright rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 8868

Re: Steinway Upright rebuild

This is the Bass section of the piano-- No pins or strings. Note the discoloration around the pins. Probably from doping the pin block to tighten the pins. bass piano block no pins or strings.JPG Now with the strings in place-- bass section no action keybed open.JPG Now with dampers and some hammers...
by Steve Senseney
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Steinway Upright rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 8868

Re: Steinway Upright rebuild

New Strings in place. Action removed, keys in place--
Front view no action.JPG
Keybed with part of keys removed
bass keybed no keys.JPG
Underside of keys --
Key bottom pin area.JPG
Closer look at the key bushing--
key bushing.JPG
by Steve Senseney
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Steinway Upright rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 8868

Steinway Upright rebuild

This is somewhat verbose and lengthy. If you read through the Piano Tools posted in the tools section, you will probably note some concepts repeated. I will present my ideas of the steps to go through with a piano. Later I will specifically give the issues I dealt with as I rebuilt a Steinway uprigh...
by Steve Senseney
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Moondancer jazzy archtop
Replies: 4
Views: 2964

Re: Moondancer jazzy archtop

Nice guitars. A distinctive style and exquisite taste!
by Steve Senseney
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Orange is the new brown
Replies: 18
Views: 12033

Re: Orange is the new brown

I do like the color of your baked Osage.
by Steve Senseney
Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Piano tools
Replies: 28
Views: 11561

Re: Piano tools

The string winder is one of the tools I don't own. I suppose I would like it, but I don't have experience with it. If you have it, use it. I managed to get by without it, but my coils are not as pretty as they could have been. The Pinblock Jack is only for doing grand pianos (as I understand it). Re...