Thursday, March 3, 2011

Broadwood fortepiano restoration

Here is a view of the interior, from the underside, showing the newly repaired and reinstalled soundboard, treble brace, and secondary liner along the spine.
A view of the top, showing the new and original sections of the hitchpin rails, as well as the newly shimmed and shellacked soundboard.
Another view of the top.

Broadwood/square nails

Before there were Home Depot, Ace or True Value Hardware stores, builders and craftsmen relied upon their local blacksmith for their supply of hand made nails, such as the ones pictured here.
They will be carefully straightened and reused in the installation of the keybed and case bottom.