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Making a Wire Knot in a Piano String
By Jon Page

John A. Tuttle wrote in 000115 MMD:

> Actually, your picture told the whole story. The 'trick' is making
> the loop in the existing string big enough to allow the loop in the
> replacement piece of wire to pass though it and the up-bends so the
> two loops align better.

When splicing onto an existing wire, there is only one free end.
That is on the splice.  So the splice has to slip over the wire.
If it slipped into the wire loop, how would you get the splice loop
around the wire length?  See?

So the splice loop passes over the wire loop and the splice's tail
end is then inserted back into the wire loop and drawn together.

Doing is easy, explaining takes a little more effort.

Jon Page, piano technician
Harwich Port, Cape Cod, Mass.

(Message sent Sun 16 Jan 2000, 16:54:41 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Knot, Making, Piano, String, Wire

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