McGuire Piano
Occasional Sales of Restored Pianos by

Duane McGuire, RPT

Upright Hammer installation

Category: Shop Procedures


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Here, I've attached an acrylic sheet  on the action frame to simulate the strike point of the old hammers.  Once marked, this will serve as a guide for the installation of new hammers.   The guide also allows for simple measurement of bore angles.

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Original strike points marked

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Boring Hammers

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Bored Hammers

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Hammers installed

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Action installed at customer's home

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