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Pinblock plugs

  • 1.  Pinblock plugs

    Member
    Posted 16 days ago
    I need a couple pin block plugs, 3/8".  Who supplies them?

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    Jim Ialeggio
    grandpianosolutions.com
    Shirley, MA
    978 425-9026
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  • 2.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Member
    Posted 16 days ago
    They're easy enough to make. Just get a tenon cutter and make your own.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 3.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Posted 16 days ago
    I don't sell them, but I'd be happy to cut you a handful. How many you need?

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    Terry Farrell
    Farrell Piano Service, Inc.
    Brandon, Florida
    terry@farrellpiano.com
    813-684-3505
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  • 4.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Posted 16 days ago
    Oh, and what kind of pin block material you looking for? Most handy in my shop is Pianotek Multilam. I probably have some scrap of a delignit-capped Multilam to cut from also.

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    Terry Farrell
    Farrell Piano Service, Inc.
    Brandon, Florida
    terry@farrellpiano.com
    813-684-3505
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  • 5.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Posted 16 days ago
    Jim,
    Allied Piano supplies them in different types and sizes.
    https://www.alliedpiano.com/piano-pinblock-plugs

    Cheers,
    Ken

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    Kenneth Saginario
    Tallahassee FL
    813-843-5602
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  • 6.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Posted 16 days ago
    I bought a set of plug cutters. Carbide and about 4 inches long. 3/8 drills a 3/4 hole.
    I cut a few from an old upright pinblock. A new piece of block would be better. the plug sometimes split on a grain line or laminate joint when removing it from the cutter.
    They are at my summer home or I'd cut you a few.





  • 7.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 16 days ago
    Why not cut your own? I bought a nice plug cutting bit set from Grizzly, and done...
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    -Matt Crudo, RPT 
     





  • 8.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Member
    Posted 16 days ago
    never had a need for them before...was trying to avoid spending $100 for something I have never needed before.

    By the way, what circumstances do other folks need these for? I was trying to save a block on a repin, where just 5 or 6 holes felt bad. Not sure its a good idea, and not sure I will consider doing again. ​

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    Jim Ialeggio
    grandpianosolutions.com
    Shirley, MA
    978 425-9026
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  • 9.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 16 days ago
    I've used them for Upright blocks that were a pain to replace and some open face Euro grands that were equally a pain to replace.  Pianos that were not worth the cost of fitting a new block, but had been already restrung with large pins before.  Epoxy in 1/2" plugs,  reveneer over the top if open face ,  redrill in place , and you've got a great tuning piano again.  
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    -Matt Crudo, RPT 
     





  • 10.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 16 days ago
    Or just fill-n-drill with epoxy.

    Peter Grey Piano Doctor

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 11.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 15 days ago
    I have gotten pinblock plugs from Steinway in the past. I agree epoxy them in is best.

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    Edward McMorrow
    Edmonds WA
    425-299-3431
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  • 12.  RE: Pinblock plugs

    Posted 14 days ago
    Here's just a variation. I have used Hickory successfully as a plug, and I keep the plug square/octagonal and just use titebond. I didn't want to just rely on a circular glue joint for rotational dependency. The naturally higher dense wood holds a 170lb torque just fine(not the torque i keep it).  I have been making some hickory lamination pinblock materials with the small left over pieces and will most likely use that for my future plug material.

    I recently was practicing with plugging cracked bridge pin holes. When done well is practically invisible.
    -chris





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