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New Customer Discount

Until May 2018, new customers receive $15 off with no mileage costs.  All you need to do is contact me on Facebook and like the McClard Bros Piano Tuning Page.  Text or call to set an appointment.  417-770-0150




Offer limited to Southwest Missouri.

Piano Tuning and Contests in Springfield Missouri

McClard Bros. Piano Tuning and Repair – 417-770-0150

Serving all of the Southwest Missouri and Springfield Area since 2002.  McClard Bros. is a third-generation family owned business with over 40 years of experience.  Email Steve McClard for more information: Feel free to Text or Call the number above.

Piano Contests 2018 Springfield and Missouri

    1. 22nd Annual Hellam Competition
      March 3, 2018
    2. JCSO Missouri Student Piano Auditions
    3. KCS Young Artist Competition
    4. The 13th MWSC Young Artist Piano Competition
    5. The 12th Missouri Southern International Piano Competition
    6. The 1st Young Artists’ Competition
    7. 19th ISO Young Artist Competition
    8. St. Louis Ragtime Piano Competition

Call 417-770-0150 for piano referrals. Each referral gives you $20 off your own home tuning. Three piano referrals gives you one free tuning.  Ask about two free tunings for piano teachers.

Bike Update

I was able to ride over the weekend.  Went 10 miles and was able to ride 28 mph.  After evaluating the ride, I have decided to order a few improved parts.  Here’s an updated picture with new art added.

Motorized Bike Project (McClard Bros.)

I started work to build a motorized bike on Monday (September 18th).  I rode it for the first time last night, but there are clear issues with chain alignment.  Today, I added a better pulley to the chain and it seems to work perfectly now.











Apothecary Style Spice Rack (JULY 2017)

This has been a project I have been waiting to do this summer.  We like to cook, and our spice rack is out of control.











Square Grand Update 2017 (June 20)

The desk is essentially complete.  I still need to add a sealer coat of finish.  The top and back need to be added.  Other than this, the desk construction is complete.

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Current Project – Square Grand Piano Desk

June 2017

Square Grand Piano Project


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June 2016 Desk Finished

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New Piano Desk Project June 2016

June 10th, 2016

Fixing the Veneer with glue and clamps.

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Glue injection with a turkey baster.







June 9th, 2016

I just started a new Desk this week.  The sound board was disconnected first, then transported to my shop.  Here are a few pictures of the process.

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Table Saw Bench – June 2016

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FSAE 2015 Michigan Trip – Missouri S&T

I will be traveling to Michigan this weekend to see my Son and His Formula SAE Team compete in an international racing competition.  Here is the link to the blog for the trip.




Amazing 4 Story Rabbit Hutch

I just finished this project.  Other than adding the waste collection drawers, this hutch is ready for residents.

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Screened Lowes Gazebo and Deck

IMG_1091Screened Deck / Gazebo project for our home.  I’ll use this room for stitching projects in the summer.  I used a Lowes Gazebo with the Quick Screen system.  In all, I spent around $2400 on this project.  It took approximately 3 weeks to finish.


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Wallet Reveiw by Steve Montelli

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Wallet for my brother Dan.


New Wallet for Review – Steve Montelli

Earlier last year, I sent a wallet to Steve Montelli for review.  Since then, my designs and craftsmanship has improved.  I thought it would be good to send a new wallet for review.  Here is the timelapse for the new wallet.









Wallet for Jeff – Turtle Power

Timelapse of Wallet Build (2-17-2015)

Time-lapse Wallet Build (Live to Forgive – 490)

New Wallets January

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Man Cave Update – Leather Working Studio


If you have viewed the page recently, you will notice the leather working area that I built into my workshop.  With a few weeks off work for Christmas break, I decided to move the leather working area into my home office (Man Cave).

Here are a few pictures of the construction, along with a video showing the final product.










During Construction


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Wallet Reviews from Steve Montelli

When I first started leather working, much of what I learned about wallet design was gleaned from the videos of Steve Montelli.   Here is a recent video he did in review of two wallets that I recently sent his way.  Since I am just getting started in leather work, my plan is to send him a few more wallets this winter once my skills have improved.

Adding a PianoDesk Workstation to the Shop

I had a great day in the shop today.  My son and I went to an old farmhouse this afternoon to get a free upright piano.  Once we arrived back at the shop, we promptly took the piano apart.  Here are some photos from the day.

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After taking the piano apart, we reused the parts and made a leather workstation in my shop.  Check the video below for more.




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Give the video a few seconds to clear up.