Stieff Rebuild - Gathering Resources
It was a vacation week! Terri and I enjoyed a few days in sunny California, and since we were near Modesto, we paid a visit to the shop of Dale Erwin. Dale was a gracious host, who shared his knowledge and enthusiasm for rebuilding and belly work. It's great to have him as a collaborator. Dale will be supplying the soundboard panel for the Stieff. I plan to do the ribbing. Here's Dale with a soundboard he made for a Steinway D: [(http://www.erwinspiano.com/)
While we were on vacation, FedEx was not. A package of handmade tools was waiting for me on my return:
A collection of hand made tools from Dana Mazzaglia
These tools were made by Dana Mazzaglia. All are used in piano belly work. You go to the head of the class if you can name each and its function.