Profession harpsichord maker
Harpsichord makers create and assemble parts to make harpsichords according to specified instructions or diagrams. They sand wood, tune, test and inspect the finished instrument.
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- Musical instruments
The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.
- Tuning techniques
Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.
Process of shaping wood on a lathe and its types, namely spindle turning and faceplate turning.
The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.
- Musical instruments materials
The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.
- Join wood elements
Bind wooden materials together using a variety of techniques and materials. Determine the optimal technique to join the elements, like stapling, nail, gluing or screwing. Determine the correct work order and make the joint.
- Assemble musical instrument parts
Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.
- Repair musical instruments
Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.
- Create smooth wood surface
Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.
- Tune keyboard music instruments
Tune any parts of keyboard musical instruments that are off-key, by using various tuning techniques.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.
- Decorate musical instruments
Create designs on musical instruments by using methods such as embossing, piercing, painting, woodworking, weaving, and other methods.
- Apply a protective layer
Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.
- Sand wood
Use sanding machines or hand tools to remove paint or other substances from the surface of the wood, or to smoothen and finish the wood.
- Maintain musical instruments
Check and maintain musical instruments.
- Restore musical instruments
Restore old musical instruments to their original condition and conserve them in that state.
- Create musical instrument parts
Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.
- Produce harpsichord components
Choose the appropriate materials and tools, and build the components of musical instruments such as harpsichords, clavichords or spinets. Create components such as sound boards, jacks, strings and keyboards.
Optional knowledge and skillsidentify customer's needs pass on trade techniques musical instrument accessories 3d modelling select restoration activities play musical instruments conservation techniques verify product specifications organic building materials technical drawings acoustics evaluate restoration procedures trade in musical instruments stain wood estimate value of musical instruments history of musical instruments design musical instruments apply restoration techniques estimate restoration costs dye wood
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