Onrust! Piano – ‘The Making Of’

Onrust! Piano – ‘The Making Of’


in this video you can see how I
converted this antique piano into something more usable in modern times in
the demonstration video we’ve shown that there are eight electronic devices in it
in this video I’ll show you how I made it (link to pianist Joffry Arthur in description) 1 – getting a piano I searched the internet to find this one
I liked mainly because of the wood carving so it was loaded into a van and
I took it to my workshop 2 – taking apart & planning taking off the keyboard cover and when the keys are out… …you’re left with 100 years dust taking off the back after these screws are out… …the most painful starts cutting the strings swan song of these strings… but not of the old lady..! she’ll be back..! vacuuming 100 years history taking off the keyboard platform I had to save the sideboards …and thus separate them from the soundboard but I had no idea how they were connected I guessed there was just glue used and as turned out… …I was right one saved sideboard dealing with one screw only there go the last strings with the strings gone… I could separate metal from wood metal was donated for charity, wood… well… planning was quite a puzzle therefore I drew the piano in Sketchup with as main parts this stationary base … .. the up and down moving top .. .. and .. … the sit / stand frame 3 – fitting the digital piano I measured that I had to cut out this platform completely .. .. to lower the keys to where the old ones were before and so I did I had to fit this new bottom underneath perfect! and there is the rest.. ๐Ÿ™‚ to be able to use the router in a straight line I made this .. .. to cut out the shape of the digital piano at the sides the shape is cut, now the rest has to come out first I made some random grooves with the router .. .. and took out the rest with a chisel same on the other side 4 – making the cabinet for that extra plywood I had to make room underneath at the side stands this little pieces from the sideboards and of the top of the front plate well, that was easy.. then I could mount a new back plate situation by now almost finished.. lolz.. time to screw the bottom to the sideboards along these rails the top will move up everything fits? – yep. 5 – putting sit-stand frame in after making holes .. .. I could lower the frame in .. for a test for the right height some wood and then a top for the desk now the frame can get back in .. and the top of the desk can be bolted in first ‘real’ test .. .. will it work? yessss!! ๐Ÿ™‚ you didn’t think otherwise, now did you? ๐Ÿ™‚ 6 – making the top door I wanted to automate this so I got me a linear actuator (for which I had to make brackets too) and did a test with that mounting that was not easy but eventually I got it right so I could mount it permanently .. .. and for the looks .. .. I made a box around it 7 – making the back I had already made doors flush with the back .. .. as I found out that the subwoofer of the speakerset .. .. then would never fit in so I made them stick out a bit then add some color .. done 8 – fitting all the electronic devices first I had to install sufficient sockets the piano needed a 90 degree connector which I soldered on I made a box for the switches operated by the pedals and I put the LED strip in everything ready for assembly but first.. 9 – restoring the antique parts I gave all the wood the paint stripper treatment I repaired chipped wood with wood filler of wood that was plain missing .. .. I had to make an exact copy after that I did a LOT of sanding and then I could paint some felt needed to be replaced and I put in some new felt too ready for assembly 10 – assembly I covered lots of the inside with black suede and we’re off with assembly..! top is in frame ready to go in frame is in frame lowered screws for the monitor arm in arm with monitor mounted monitor pushed back control panel of frame mounted temporary support top panel out linear actuator in horn removed for connecting horn connected and mounted again piano is in protection for piano desk top with first speaker desk top and speakers in place side pieces next to piano box linear actuator and front panel key cover in place up for mounting inside panel almost finished.. piano all closed time to turn around for the back wires aside for mounting back lower back mounted upper back mounted open it up mounting strip with sockets support for subwoofer ready support for subwoofer in subwoofer in place up for connecting cables organizing cables temp laptop is in .. ready! finishing touch End Result it’s nice to be able to practice at the
piano with the PC at hand but you can also turn it into an aquarium or a fireplace
or use it as a television and of course you can do it all standing up thanks for watching!!

15 thoughts on “Onrust! Piano – ‘The Making Of’

  1. I don't understand why you cut the strings, why not remove the entire string board? Thus leaving you a harp of some sort, and less work.

  2. I don't understand this. The person who played the piano in the first video had long hair, but the person who build this thing don't have any hair(e.g. 2:45). Who is onrust?!?!?!

  3. Ron. I want to wtite you,but I can't. It's the reason that I can write you only on email that compleatly not mensioned in "about". Can you send me an email address,or I can send you,and you will write me a message

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