Re-hammering the Bechstein

The positition of the strings is being recorded on a hammer-jig. When the new hammers are glued on, these markings are used to align the whole set into their proper positions.
keyboard 1
Getting the position along the shank (the long thin bit). In this case, the first three hammers are being aligned with a hammer from the old set - the 4th one along. I've already got the hammer at the far end is place, and the rest of the hammers can be glued in line with these samples.
keyboard 2
The soprano, alto and tenor sections are or, next the bass - the old ones are still in place.
keyboard 3
 
Changing the low volume modern hammers over to the re-introduced original profile hammers, which also have denser felt.
 

   

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