Lexi Cross, Steinway B, Lacquering the Soundboard

The case is all masked, as is the bridge capping.
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(There's the frame. It will be gilded next).
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The cracks in the soundboard have been shimmed with 15 year old spruce.
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The lacquer has been applied.
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Next I put the frame in place temporarily, in order to position the decal in the best position. The modern reproduction decals are slightly larger that the originals, so it's best to test them out before burnishing them in.
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I measure the distance from the edge of the soundboard to the lettering line, and tape the whole thing in place before rubbing the decal on to the lacquer.
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Now the frame has been removed.
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Ready to burnish ...
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The backing paper removed ...
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... another coat of lacquer ...
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