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Posted By: TimM_980

Upright Piano Dissembly - Posts - 08/10/19 10:52 PM

I'm almost done disassembling an upright, but not sure what do next. I tried using my sledgehammer on the posts, but they won't budge. I don't want to wake up my neighbors by trying to hammer them more. I'm thinking of sawing the posts, but I'm sure there must be an easier way.


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Posted By: P W Grey

Re: Upright Piano Dissembly - Posts - 08/11/19 01:53 AM

There's good wood in them thar posts. Got a chain saw? Cut em out.and use them for something else.

Pwg
Posted By: David Boyce

Re: Upright Piano Dissembly - Posts - 08/11/19 09:06 AM

That was a high quality piano in its time!
Posted By: UnrightTooner

Re: Upright Piano Dissembly - Posts - 08/12/19 01:50 PM

Got some hydraulic "bottle jacks"? You can sometimes rent them for a day. Use lengths of 4x4 to push the top and bottom of the back off of the posts. You will want to wedge the sound board off of the back either before or during doing so.

Kinda like this:

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Posted By: UnrightTooner

Re: Upright Piano Dissembly - Posts - 08/12/19 03:41 PM

Originally Posted by David Boyce
That was a high quality piano in its time!


The soundboard doesn't have cuff-of bars...
Posted By: TimM_980

Re: Upright Piano Dissembly - Posts - 08/13/19 01:17 AM

I used a car jack to get them separated. The end ones were easy. The inter posts I had to saw half way before they split with the jack.

The wheels on the front of the jack moved forward and popped off the soundboard when I cranked up the jack between the posts.

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Posted By: David Boyce

Re: Upright Piano Dissembly - Posts - 08/13/19 11:27 AM

Now put the piano back together again....
Posted By: Lady Bird

Re: Upright Piano Dissembly - Posts - 08/15/19 09:47 AM

Now look he has a cracked soundboard. Now you do not have to worry about the humidity!
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