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Photos shows how to give an old upright piano a facelift with paint and old sheet music. Est. cost: $35 (includes $25 for old piano).
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 60

How to check out a used piano before buying.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1977 (v.55#5) pg. F8 (232+)

Notes on interfacing pneumatic player pianos to digital computers.
BYTE Sep 1977 (v.2#9) pg. 112

A child-size, functional, upright piano. Eight large keys activate 8 hammers which strike a xylophone-like tone bar.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 20

Tips on refinishing an upright piano case.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 17

The Microconductor. Encourage young children to learn to play the piano or organ with this microcontroller-based training system. Fifteen LEDs are positioned above the keyboard and guide the child in picking out simple tunes.

A two-octave keyboard music synthesizer to add the sound of an organ to your piano. Est. cost: $70.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jan 1971 (v.14#1) pg. 74

Encourage young children to learn to play the piano (or organ) with this microcontroller-based training system. Fifteen LED lamps indicate which keys to press to play nine familiar tunes.
ELECTRONICS NOW Sep 1994 (v.65#9) pg. 49

Tips on restoring the finish on an old piano.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 29

How to obtain a traditional piano finish. This technique combines the stability and surface-smoothing qualities of polyester with the workability of nitrocellulose lacquer. You can obtain gleaming ebony piano finishes without many hours of polishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 58

Tips on rubbing out satin-ebony piano finishes.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 14

Tips on repairing the brass inlay "boulle work" found on old piano fall boards.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 16

Tips on removing years of polish and wax buildup from a lacquered piano finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 12

Tickling the ivories. Tips on what to look for when buying a used piano.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #136 Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21) pg. 14

Interfacing a three-octave piano keyboard to your computer.
KILOBAUD MICROCOMPUTING #53 May 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 148

Tips on removing paint from an old, upright piano.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.12#2) pg. 48

Victor Borge explains how he moved a baby grand piano from one room to another, at age 15, without any assistance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1985 (v.162#3) pg. 107

Rebuilding a player piano. Part 1.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1964 (v.184#1) pg. 102

Rebuilding a player piano. Part 2.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1964 (v.184#2) pg. 148

Tips on installing the Superscope Pianocorder kit (model P-100) electronic "player piano" mechanism on your own piano.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1981 (v.52#11) pg. 60

Pianomatic. Part 1. Build this miniature electronic piano or music box.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1983 (v.54#9) pg. 43
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1984 (v.55#2) pg. 12

Pianomatic. Part 2.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1983 (v.54#10) pg. 63
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1984 (v.55#4) pg. 20

Pianomatic. Part 3.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1983 (v.54#11) pg. 75

Tips on choosing a place of honor for the piano.
SUNSET Feb 1984 (v.172#2) pg. 114

Old-style music stool (piano stool) features three legs which are dovetailed into the upright support column. Tips on cutting and fitting this dovetail are included.
WOODWORKER #1030 Sep 1979 (v.83) pg. 515

Adjustable music stool with padded seat utilizes a ratchet-and-pawl mechanism to raise the seat.
WOODWORKER #1049 Apr 1981 (v.85) pg. 216

Piano bench is built from black walnut and features strips of light-color boxwood on all edges.
WOODWORKER #1081 Dec 1983 (v.87) pg. 759

Tips on restoring the finish on a black, french polished piano case.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 817

How to rebuild an old upright player piano. Very detailed article.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1975 (v.31#4) pg. 26

How to refinish and restore old pianos.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1983 (v.39#6) pg. 70
Added Info WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1984 (v.40#1) pg. 17
Added Info WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 54