Watch Dr. Flugel, (aka John Ross Wilson RPT) from Flugelbauer Piano Supply, notch a piano bridge to perfection–WARNING–don’t try this at home.
This is very generous from Mr. Wilson. He gives us permission to enter his shop.
Notice he does a first “rough” run with a powered sanding tool and finishes with a last run with the power tool but with more precision. Also at the end, he uses a wood chisel to finish by hand.
Building a piano bridge is a very delicate work. Keep in mind that Mr. Wilson is cutting out from rock solid maple wood. His cutting chisel must be perfectly sharpened.
Thanks Mr. Wilson.
How well does this method work inside the piano?
For inside the piano I suggest chisels would be better.
I don’t know, I haven’t tried it.
Chisels give more control and produce no wood dust