[ExI] trivia quiz

Ben ben at zaiboc.net
Tue May 26 08:18:44 UTC 2020

On 25/05/2020 21:56, bill w wrote:
> OK OK, before I get any more answers, all of which were lovely and 
> inspirational, here is the answer:
> The gadget used to tune strings on a piano is called a tuning hammer 
> for some reason hidden from me.

I think a tuning hammer is so called because it looks (vaguely) like a 
hammer. The handle is perpendicular to the axis of rotation, not in line 
with it, so you don't twist it with your wrist, you pull it sideways. 
More control over small increments of tension on the string that way, 
which is necessary to tune a piano.

Ben Zaiboc

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