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  • 1.  Leg Caster Flower -Wanted repair and prevention suggestions?

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hello,
    I have an 1880 Knabe 6' Grand Piano in for restoration. The (for lack of a better term) leg caster flowers are damaged and i am looking for repair suggestions and how to prevent the repaired flowers getting damaged again ( at least for the move back to the clients house LOL).

    Thanks in advance!!
    -chris

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  • 2.  RE: Leg Caster Flower -Wanted repair and prevention suggestions?

    Member
    Posted 11 days ago
    This would have been a nice repair with LakeOne. You might have to marry a new piece of wood in there and shape the contours.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 3.  RE: Leg Caster Flower -Wanted repair and prevention suggestions?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11 days ago
    Chris

    I agree with Jon that the best repair is to glue on new wood and shape to match.  I have done this with oak table legs on a couple of occasions and it is a good chance to practice the old carving skills.  As for the protection while setting up just place doubled up furniture pads under each leg before tipping the piano to give a better cushion for the wood which will inevitably contact the floor on the way over.  Have fun

    Norman Cantrell





  • 4.  RE: Leg Caster Flower -Wanted repair and prevention suggestions?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11 days ago
    This is an accident-prone feature, Chris, like the unsupported front legs of many small verticals. Disaster is just around the corner.

    Bob Anderson
    Tucson, AZ




  • 5.  RE: Leg Caster Flower -Wanted repair and prevention suggestions?

    Member
    Posted 10 days ago
    I would contact a good furniture repair and restoration shop or someone owning a Furniture Medic franchise. I had a contact here who was a magician when it came to fixing damage like this  Not sure the best way to get the piano tipped back into position after it is on a skid board The moondog device may give enough clearance to prevent the carving from getting crushed

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    James Kelly
    Owner- Fur Elise Piano Service
    Pawleys Island SC
    (843) 325-4357
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