With good references, good logic, and organized simplicity, Grandwork tools and services help piano technicians.
Christopher Brown RPT MPT has worked as a piano technician in the Boston area since 1977. A graduate of North Bennet Street School, he has worn many hats in his career: college technician, concert tuner, rebuilder, private customer piano-care provider. Gradually action work became a specialty and in 2005, he set up a new shop specifically for action service, repair, and rebuilding.
All shop technicians make jigs to facilitate their work. Chris had this notion that a surface parallel to the plane of the action (i.e., to the keybed) might be set up out of the piano and extended over the back of a grand action to methodically travel and square hammers to vertical. The Squaring Platform, Shank Traveler, and Hammer Square were born. (And later, U.S. Patent No. 8,227,674 was granted.)
The Grandwork line of tools and services now offer a long list of grand regulating pain relief measures. These fall along the lines of better work visibility, easier access, reduction of rework, predictable results, and optimization of tone, power, and repetition!
Periodic regulations can benefit customer, dealer, manufacturer, and technician. With less experience needed to successfully regulate, the Grandwork System helps those entering the trade and those hiring them. And they enhance work for the skillful technician most of all...
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