SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER | www.phoenixptg.org
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 7:00PM
LOCATION: Stilwell Pianos, 1941 W Guadalupe Rd #115, Mesa, AZ 85202
BUSINESS: We will discuss the convention business meetings.
CLASS: "Convention Institute Class Highlights"
by Bill Kaye, RPT and Jim Coleman, Sr., RPT
Includes concert prep with a 9-step regulation, a new hammer hardening solution, agraffe repair, tuning exam prep, upright piano service, and more!
If you're interested in teaching a class, please email Bill Kaye, RPT, Phoenix PTG Vice President via email@example.com.
For some ideas, read "Ideas for PTG Chapter Technicals" by Wim Blees, RPT.
Access our Link List via links.phoenixptg.org. It now includes a growing list of links to other PTG Chapter Websites.
At Stilwell Pianos, Robert aimed to refine the way in which we approach defining and measuring center pin friction. He presented current and ongoing research data which suggested that when repining center pins, what we think is happening, might not be happening. Attendees were encouraged to use their calculators, pencils, handouts, and their preferred tools to measure shank flange friction.
At AZ Piano, Nick showed us his simple procedures on how to properly bend/align damper heads and wires before gluing on damper felts and showed us his techniques for doing spot voicing using a chopstick tool and fitting hammers to the strings without removing the action.
Dave opened up his shop to share a couple of his current rebuild projects and as usual provided us with some valuable shop tips.