DIYAPASON-L Digest #79 - Tuesday, April 18, 2000
 
Re: Sticking roll top.
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
Re: syncordia action and compenius scales
  by "homer valenzona" <dochome@hotmail.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Sticking roll top.
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Sticking roll top.
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Sticking roll top. From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 00:57:40 EDT   I have five clients with roll tops on their consoles. Any silicon product = is a disaster when it comes time to refinish the wood. The silicon bars the wood grain from accepting either stain or finish. Where the race is = recessed nicely a dry lubricant such as baby powder, white graphite (it is really ground up mica), or even graphite will be the best bet. Any of the liquid =   products have the ability to swell the wood and make the problem worse. Avoid all liquid products. A simple application of soft graphite may be = done with a lead pencil. Baby powder may be applied with a plastic "poof" = bottle. White graphite comes in an applicator plastic bottle as does the real = black graphite. Of course after application the areas are wiped clean so the organists will not soil their clothing.   Most original roll top desk and organ console raceways were lubricated = with beeswax over which talc or graphite powder was applied.   A. Sefl  
(back) Subject: Re: syncordia action and compenius scales From: "homer valenzona" <dochome@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 07:39:41 PDT     >>Hi everyone, >>I am in the gathering and planning phase for a DIY 3m/p pipe organ. >>The organ I plan to build would hopefully replicate the stoplist and >>pipework (all-wood pipework) of E. Compenius (Heissen Castle >>1608-1610 and Buckeborg 1615). I have the stoplists of these two >>organs but I don't have the actual scales for the pipes (and also some >>info on voicing these particular pipes). I would appreciate if >>you could point me in the direction where I could find these. Also, >>as I have space limitations, I am exploring the possibility of using >>the syncordia proportional action in place of the mechanical tracker >>action. If anyone is familiar with this system, I would appreciate >>if you could give me your opinion. Thank you very much. >>Homer Valenzona >>______________________________________________________ >>Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > >********************************************************* >DIYAPASON-L - a mailing list for the owners/builders >of their own home pipe organ   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Sticking roll top. From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 10:49:12 EDT   How about tallow , the guys at Organ Supply said it had many uses, = stoppers, in side on the creaky ribs, maybe roll tops also? Any one ever build a chest with the Austin type action? I am trying to = save on buying magnets. I have loads of d.e. magnets but a lot of builders = don't like them because it alters the pipe speaking. I realize this could be a = can of worms but I need to build 3 , 4 rank chests. Some space problems are in =   the way. And one offset for the 8' bases. Any suggestions or even plans = would be great. Lyle Blackington builds a slider chest, but I don't think I can build one those, to many tight fitting parts, I have had enough trouble = with wood and weather and not being able to distinguish metal from wood! ,when = ti comes to clearances:) Oh and what solder do you use when working with zink pipes ,I have demiter = 6 8' prin. Dennis Allen confused  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Sticking roll top. From: "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com> Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 12:57:47 -0700   Pipewheezr@aol.com wrote: > ... I am trying to save > on buying magnets. I have loads of d.e. magnets but a lot of builders = don't > like them because it alters the pipe speaking...   As I understand it, the problem is trying to use too thin a topboard. I believe if you use the same thickness chest topboard as a regular pitman chest you shouldn't have a problem with 'd.e.' magnets.   Mac Hayes