DIYAPASON-L Digest #40 - Sunday, February 20, 2000
 
Shellac
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com>
Fw: [Residence Organs]  Shellac
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Fw: [Residence Organs]  Shellac
  by "Jimmy" <jrbaird@erols.com>
Re: Fw: [Residence Organs]  Shellac
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Fw: [Residence Organs]  Shellac
  by "Jimmy" <jrbaird@erols.com>
Fw: Fw: [Residence Organs]  Shellac
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
 

(back) Subject: Shellac From: "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 04:17:24 -0800   I have just completed refinishing the bottom octave of a 16' Bourdon, and = will likely do a bit of touchup on the top 20 pipes. It appears the stoppers have never had any = surface treatment; would I be wrong to shellac the tops? I suppose the knocking they get during = tuning can dislodge small particles of shellac, but would this be any more harmful than the dust = that collects?   Mac Hayes    
(back) Subject: Fw: [Residence Organs] Shellac From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 08:15:30 -0500   I've not seen finished stopper-tops. They were just left plain wood with a nice tight leather-packing all 'round for a good tight tuning seal. You might try applying tallow to both the packing leather AND the inside = of the pipe to keep the leather supple and to afford easier movement for tuning.   Rick   ----- Original Message ----- From: Mac Hayes <mach37@ptw.com> To: Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 7:17 AM Subject: [Residence Organs] Shellac     > I have just completed refinishing the bottom octave of a 16' Bourdon, = and will likely do a bit of > touchup on the top 20 pipes. It appears the stoppers have never had any surface treatment; would I > be wrong to shellac the tops? I suppose the knocking they get during tuning can dislodge small > particles of shellac, but would this be any more harmful than the dust that collects? > > Mac Hayes > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org >      
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: [Residence Organs] Shellac From: "Jimmy" <jrbaird@erols.com> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 10:31:12 -0500   VEAGUE wrote: > > I've not seen finished stopper-tops. They were just left plain wood with = a > nice tight leather-packing all 'round for a good tight tuning seal. > Some more modern pipe organs (circa. 1920's and newer), have stopper handles finished either in varnish or shellac. Look nice. Only the ones for the pedal pipes (which you may have to use a mallet on for tuning), have any deteriotion of the finish.   Jimmy Baird  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: [Residence Organs] Shellac From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 15:46:23 -0500   Finished stopper handles yes, but not the actual stopper itself. For contrast, I've seen stopper handles painted black. Looks nice with the natural finish wood pipe. Careful with knocking pedal stoppers down with a mallet. If the stopper splits in the pipe, it could get messy. It happened to me, and I had to = fish the broken pieces out with a long stick and glue the stopper back = together.   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: [Residence Organs] Shellac From: "Jimmy" <jrbaird@erols.com> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 21:55:10 -0500   VEAGUE wrote: > > Finished stopper handles yes, but not the actual stopper itself. > > Careful with knocking pedal stoppers down with a mallet.   True, they do look nice. I tuned a 1919 Kilgen (tracker) today that had the Gt stoppers varnished, and the Sw stoppers natural. If a stopper on a pedal pipe is too tight, I use the handle of the mallet and tap (more or less), the stopper (not the handle) to try to loosen up a corner of the stopper first. Jimmy  
(back) Subject: Fw: Fw: [Residence Organs] Shellac From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 23:21:43 -0500   I've done the same thing- tapping a block of wood with a mallet on the stopper itself to loosen it. The application of tallow or mink oil on the packing leather AND inside of the pipe will help prevent sticking.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Jimmy <jrbaird@erols.com> To: Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 9:55 PM Subject: Re: Fw: [Residence Organs] Shellac     > VEAGUE wrote: > > > > Finished stopper handles yes, but not the actual stopper itself. > > > > Careful with knocking pedal stoppers down with a mallet. > > True, they do look nice. I tuned a 1919 Kilgen (tracker) today that > had the Gt stoppers varnished, and the Sw stoppers natural. If a stopper > on a pedal pipe is too tight, I use the handle of the mallet and tap > (more or less), the stopper (not the handle) to try to loosen up a > corner of the stopper first. > Jimmy > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org >