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Peter Tkach

Harpsichord Maker

#1 Tail to Spine

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#1 Tail to Spine
#2 Front End
#3 Bentside
#4 Corner Keys
#5 Braces
#6 Sound Board Slats
#7 Glued Soundboard Slats
#8 Fitted Soundboard
#9 Rough-cut Bridges
#10 Go-bars
#11 Bridges Glued to Soundboard
#12 Lid and Flap Are Fitted
#13 Liners
#14 Six Upper Frames
#15 Bottom Fitted
#16 Soundboard Bottom
#17 Gilding the Rose
#18 Sunbathing
#19 Soundboard and Go-bars
#20 In the White
#21 Key Blanks and Frames
#22 Marked Key Blanks
#23 Natural Platings
#24 Keys Are Cut
#25 Arcades Are Glued
#26 Natural Keys
#27 Keys Mounted
#28 Back of Keys
#29 Instrument Strung
#30 Sharp Keys
#31 All Keys Finished and Mounted
#32 Completed Keyboards
#33 Case Moldings Gilded

 

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Construction of the rim-front end assembly begins with gluing the tail-spine corner. The clamps grip glue blocks which have been glued to the case sides. The glue blocks are later chiseled and sanded off. The mortises for the front end pieces and lower frames can be seen in the spine.

© 1998 Peter Tkach

Saturday, August 01, 1998