Finish The Soundboard
March 20, 2010

The new soundboard is complete and ready to install into the piano rim.  Here's how we got to this point:

First, all the ribs were glued to the underside of the panel.  Here's the last one, clamped in place with go-bars.

After verifying that the ribbed board still fits into the piano properly, and sanding it smooth, masking tape is applied to the surfaces that will be glued to the rim on the bottom side, and where the bridges will be attached on the top.

The soundboard is finished with several coats of clear lacquer, top and bottom. 

Finally, the bridges are glued to the top of the soundboard, and the whole assembly is ready to install.