Splitting the keyboard

After a long hiatus due to things being quite busy around the house I finally got back to doing some work on the keyboard.

Today I adjusted the band saw, put on a new blade and proceeded to cut all of the keys apart. It took about 2 hours total to cut all 51 keys.

Cutting the Keyboard Apart

Cutting the Keyboard Apart

Now they all need to be planed to remove all the bandsaw marks.

Planing the keys

Planing the keys

Once that was done I finished grinding the custom punch so I can start fitting the keys to the frame.

Custom-ground Key Mortise Punch from an old cold chisel

Custom-ground Key Mortise Punch from an old cold chisel

About npcarey

Amateur Luthier, woodworker, music enthusiast, software enthusiast
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