The red felt is the key bushing felt.
Notice the key tops have been removed and is ready for new tops.
On the back end of the key, I have removed a part called the back check. The old ones are in the cardboard box. I am replacing them with new Steinway parts.

At the top of the picture you see the end of the key. There is a small block of clean wood on it w
ith a hole in it. The back check was pulled from here.
Here are the keys with the new key tops, new back checks and new bushings.

Prior to any of the new parts being installed, each of the keys were neatly sanded by hand.
Here, the keys are installed on the key frame. All of the balck keys are being "leveled". The few white keys are in for refrence.

The white keys were leveled in a previous step.
Two of the rails are cracked and I have new replacement steinway rails. Here shown is the set of three rails with one of the new ones laid on top.
Up close, this shows the cracks in the top rail, an , two red arrows showing the line of cracks.

This means these rails are not stable unter the stress of playing and will rob power.

There is a new rail sitting on top for perspective. It is not installed yet.
The repitition rail is about to be soldered. The propane torch was used to remove the old rail. A combination of a 300W soldering iron and the propane torch will be used to install the new rail.
Checking the tilt of the rails.

The turnbuckle configuration is something I put together to be able to adjust the spread of the rails.

I have 5 separate turnbuckles set along the rails. I'll replace the repitition rail (lower rail) first, using the hammer flange rail( upper rail). Then replace the hammer flange rail.

The old rail is out and laying across the spring clamps.
ts. New parts are installed again.
close up of the new rail. The new rail is on the top. The bottom is original.

The other rail that was replaced is out of view of the camera.

I cleaned the rails in a cabinet with a fine glass bead and coated them with laquer.

The paper strips you see are standard practice for aligning parts as they "travel" on the rails.