Profession piano maker
Piano makers create and assemble parts to make pianos according to specified instructions or diagrams. They sand wood, tune, test and inspect the finished instrument.
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- 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.
The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.
- Tuning techniques
Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.
- Musical instruments
The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.
- 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.
- Repair musical instruments
Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.
- Maintain musical instruments
Check and maintain musical instruments.
- Create smooth wood surface
Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.
- Produce piano components
Choose the appropriate materials and tools, and build the different piano parts such as frames, pedal mechanisms, keyboards and strings.
- 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.
- Tune keyboard music instruments
Tune any parts of keyboard musical instruments that are off-key, by using various tuning techniques.
- Create musical instrument parts
Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.
- Restore musical instruments
Restore old musical instruments to their original condition and conserve them in that state.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.
- Assemble musical instrument parts
Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skills3d modelling organic building materials apply restoration techniques design musical instruments verify product specifications evaluate restoration procedures dye wood select restoration activities estimate restoration costs estimate value of musical instruments identify customer's needs history of musical instruments stain wood trade in musical instruments acoustics decorate musical instruments technical drawings musical instrument accessories conservation techniques play musical instruments pass on trade techniques
Source: Sisyphus ODB