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After the rim-bending and drying, the cabinets wait to be moved into a longer-terrm curing storage area. There cabinets cure for several months.
The left photo shows the cabinet in a verticle position from the perspective of the front end where the arms and the keybed will be attached.
The cabinet will then be sanded and the ends will be squared. Then the soundboard, pinblock, keybed, action, strings and other vital parts will be added. At some point the parts will begin to equal a piano, but not just any piano. It will become a piano with a soul. It will become a Steinway.
Photographs by Robert Callaghan, RPT
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