Fitting of Replacement Pinblock

The cast steel plate of a Steinway grand piano is removed.
The cast steel plate of a Steinway grand piano is removed.
Work begins in removing the old and worn out pin block
Work begins in removing the old and worn out pin block.
It is important to remove the pin block carefully and in one piece so that it can be used as a pattern for the replacement
It is important to remove the pin block carefully and in one piece . . .
The old pin block removed.
The old pin block removed.
Dry fitting a replacement pin block
Dry fitting a replacement pin block.
It may be necessary to put in and take out the cast steel plate many times when fitting a replacement pin block.
It may be necessary to put in and take out the cast steel plate many times . . .
Drilling the new tuning pin holes after making out through the holes in the plate.  Care is taken to ensure the holes are drilled at the correct angle
Drilling the new tuning pin holes after making out through the holes . . .
A replacement pin block ready for final fitting.
A replacement pin block ready for final fitting.
The new pin block is glued, screwed and doweled into place.
The new pin block is glued, screwed and doweled into place.
Stringing is underway with the new pin block.
Stringing is underway with the new pin block.
A replacement pin block is fitted when required and not for fun, it is a lot of work!
A replacement pin block is fitted when required and not for fun . . .