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Offline JanneI

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Tolex parts layout pic for Rhodes 54
« on: February 17, 2015, 08:26:42 AM »
Hi,

I'm working on retolexing my 54 and I thought I'd share a tolex parts layout pic. All the parts of 54 will quite easily fit in 3 yards (275cm). The measurement tape is stopped at 275cm, so even 260cm might be enough. Just make no mistakes!  ;)

Cheers,
Janne


EDIT: actually two of those sides in that pic are upside down. It'll still fit.
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Re: Tolex parts layout pic for Rhodes 54
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 03:05:45 PM »
These appear to be the original pieces removed from the piano, no?  How did you remove them without tearing the pieces, a heat gun perhaps?  Wondering...
Ray

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Re: Tolex parts layout pic for Rhodes 54
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 04:26:38 PM »
Yes, original pieces. Only tool was this:

http://static1.motonet.fi/img/6/601202/500/601202.jpg

It came off quite easily, you could even get job done only by hand. If someone have retolexed the case using super glue etc it's going to be a diffrent story..

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Re: Tolex parts layout pic for Rhodes 54
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 06:19:12 AM »
All done!


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Re: Tolex parts layout pic for Rhodes 54
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 06:35:17 AM »
That looks niiiiiiiiiiiice!!  Well done.

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Re: Tolex parts layout pic for Rhodes 54
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 05:39:03 PM »
Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the tolex, my first try! Next thing would be to doing something for the lid. Shiny white would be nice. I think I'm going to leave the paint job for the professional and not trying to do that myself. Black would be easier, I think..