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#2201355 - 12/22/13 11:14 AM An Interesting Visit of Recent ......
Larry Buck Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 2431
Loc: Lowell MA
Recently I had an opportunity to visit Woodfab's shop and look at some of his piano work.

I was pleasantly surprised at the very good attention to detail and execution of his work.

I am referring to a small Kimball grand piano he has put a new pin block in, restrung and refinished.

Well done Dan!
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
Mark Twain

E. J. Buck & Sons
Lowell MA 01852
978 458 8688

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#2201358 - 12/22/13 11:28 AM Re: An Interesting Visit of Recent ...... [Re: Larry Buck]
jim ialeggio Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 940
Loc: shirley, MA
Hi Larry...long time no hear from,

Speaking of which(whom)...Woodfab that is...I'm just getting ready to build a pin block rig modeled, at least to a degree after Woodfab's get-up, as we speak. Was just about to search that old post as you posted this.

Jim Ialeggio
Jim Ialeggio
advanced soundboard and action redesigns
978 425-9026
Shirley Center, MA

#2201372 - 12/22/13 11:59 AM Re: An Interesting Visit of Recent ...... [Re: Larry Buck]
OperaTenor Offline
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Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2543
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
I dunno. I'm still kind of burned from his before/after photos of the grand he chopped up...

(just kidding)
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician

#2202050 - 12/23/13 09:49 PM Re: An Interesting Visit of Recent ...... [Re: Larry Buck]
woodfab Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 401
Loc: Stoneham, MA
Thanks Larry,

Larry dose a great job on every aspect of the piano from building and a sound board to a complete action re-build.
It's been so generous of him to share some of his knowledge with me.

Hello Jim, If you want any info on the (pin block rig) I am glad to share what I've done.
I found it to work quite well.

Hello OperaTenor, On the seven pianos I've cut up I practiced a lot of different repairs on them before cutting them up, No regrets.
Dan (Piano Tinkerer)


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