Zorba, Male Belly Dancer

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New lid prop sticks and tools for re-bushing

26 August 2006

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Replaced the lid prop sticks...

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Was missing on this side.

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Deployed position.

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
And how it works - not that I'll have much opportunity to use them,
given the amount of "stuff" my wife insists on putting on the top!

Rebushing tools & supplies
Re-bushing cauls, felt, tools, hide glue, glue pot are ready for the key re-bushing project!

A little more obsessive-compulsive disorder. The instrument had a lid propstick on the right side, but the left side only had an empty hole to tell the tale of a propstick that had been there once upon a time. This is the way it was done before the "Grand style" lid for uprights was invented. It would be an easy enough conversion to convert the lid to an "either/or" style that would allow for a Grand style opening - but my wife keeps a bunch of "stuff" on the top, so it doesn't matter anyway!

While I was ordering re-bushing supplies, the supplier had these "upright propsticks", so I purchased a pair. The one remaining old one was held on with a brass plated #6 x 1.5" woodscrew, so I put both the new ones on with new solid brass woodscrews of the same size. A center rail felt punching between the propstick and the case performs friction and bearing duties, as with the original.

Now that the glue pot has deigned to show up, I have all the tools and supplies to tackle the key re-bushing project - its just a matter of finding the time. September is "high dance season" for both Greek and Belly Dancing, so it may be a couple of months!



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