Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Le Diable Bleu awakens

After some rest, the harpsichord is receiving more painting. The original color resembled something better suited for a 1962 Impala, so a better blue has been found.

The other blue still served as a good undercoating. The case has about five coats of paint, not including the priming layer. Each layer is sanded smooth, and another layer is applied. You can see all the small parts which will need painting--cheeks, plug, jack rail, etc.

The plywood case bottom had begun to delaminate, so sections had to be repaired. In this photo, patches replaced damaged layers of the bottom. The tail end needed the most repair for some reason.