Old Style Leather Buttons

David Ilvedson ilvey at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 24 10:43:50 MDT 2008


If you have an old one, I'd imagine you could punch the same diameter with shoe leather and glue it into the existing hole?   What is special about the holes?   

David Ilvedson, RPT

Pacifica, CA 94044

Original message

From: "Paul Chick" 

To: Pianotech at Ptg.Org 

Received: 6/24/2008 9:11:55 AM

Subject: Old Style Leather Buttons

List members:

A client wants the original leather buttons installed on his ebony grand.  They are glued into a specially shaped hole in the lid, etc.  Wasn’t there an article in the PTJ about how to make/replace these bumpers.  Some of them were lost in the veneer repair stages.  I usually fill the old holes and use a stem bumper that’s available through supply houses.  But he wants to stay as original as possible.  Right now, all I have is  modified spade bits for the convex and concave profiles to form the holes.

Paul C
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