>Dom Bedos, as quoted by Hubbard in Three centuries..., Hubbard himself
>and some listers, give directions to build a keyboard.
>As a first step they/you advise joining a plank the size of the kb. (to
>which end you have to glue together some pieces), and I've read
>instructions about joining pieces the size of C-E and F-B keys, then
>marking the kb. cutting and so on. All this very nice and clean for a
>straight harpsichord or spinnet keyboard.
>But, what if you want to build a CLAVICHORD KEYBOARD with keytails
>splayed to right and left?
>How do you manage?
>Thank you very much.
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By gluing up, paying no attention to where the joints come. There is no
point is putting the joints at saw cuts. Hpschd keyboards a rarely
straight, either, and pianos never. It makes no difference with properly
choosen wood properly joined.
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