Rental Violin Crack Repair

Repairing 3 cracks in one of our rental violins.


Left Pic – 2 cracks in the top, on the lower right side
Right Pic – Small cleat super-glued to clamp. This cleat will be glued to the underside of the crack through the F-Hole. The super glue will pull away from the clamp, leaving the cleat glued underneath the crack



Left Pic – 2 Clamps w/cleats ready to go inside
Right Pic – 2 Clamps going through the F-Hole. 1 Clamp drawing the crack closed



Left Pic – Gluing a small crack near the F-Hole
Right Pic – Another view of same crack

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Closed Monday 10/29/12

Not opening today due to Sandy. Be safe everyone!

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Baldwin Grand @ Dicken’s Parlour Theatre


The Dicken’s Parlour Theatre in Millville, DE, rented our Baldwin Model L 6’3” Grand Piano for an upcoming concert. For more info on the Dicken’s Parlour Theatre Go Here!

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Driving through Salisbury and came across this poor old soul. Not sure if it was a failed move or just a “Don’t want it anymore and push it off the porch”. Either way… a sad end to a piano.

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Broadwood & Sons Grand Piano Move

Square back grand from the early 1900’s. Made in London, and intricately inlaid with pictures of flowers and musical instruments. Absolutely amazing condition!!


More Pics Here

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New Piano Moving Toy


Today we received our new grand piano tilter from Moon Dog Manufacturing. The yellow bracket thingey bolts in place of the lyre(pedal) assembly. Then the piano can be easily rolled onto it’s side. I’ll be sure to post some pics the first time we use it.

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Broken String Bass End Pin


Left Pic – Broken String Bass End Pin with part of it still stuck inside
Right Pic – How else would you get out a broken bass end pin….a valve slide expander, of course…


Left Pic – I just slid it in, tightened the knob to expand the end a bit, and pulled the broken piece out
Right Pic – Replacement end pin is too big; it will need to be trimmed down


Left Pic – Chucked up in the lathe and slowly trim down the taper
Right Pic – Checking with the calipers


Left Pic – almost ready to go…final fitting was done with a band sander

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