DIYAPASON-L Digest #224 - Friday, January 5, 2001
 
Refinishing black keys
  by <JFick@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Refinishing black keys
  by "John Durgan" <kimbalman@earthlink.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Refinishing black keys
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Refinishing black keys
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Rolling Wind Chests?
  by "Alwyn V. H. Farey-Jones" <avhfj@direcpc.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Rolling Wind Chests?
  by "John Haskey" <johnh@powerinter.net>
Engineering Question
  by "John R. & Patricia A. Ball" <johnrball@erols.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Rolling Wind Chests?
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Rolling Wind Chests?
  by "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net>
 

(back) Subject: Refinishing black keys From: <JFick@aol.com> Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 08:26:31 EST   Greetings,   Having just disassembled a two-manual console for refinishing and = upgrading prior to installation in our church, I'd like to know how I can refinish = the black sharp/flat keys. Finger wear and age has caused previous shine to = be worn off in places.   My guess is to use fine steel wool to dull the surface evenly and then = apply black lacquer.   I'd be interested in ideas for finishes and for applying such.   (My bio was sent in awhile ago but David is probably backlogged. I didn't =   look through each and every archive, so if someone remembers that the = above subject was already covered, please feel free to tell me and point me. Ongoing photos of this project will appear soon on the churches web site...I'll publish the URL when I get around to creating the page...I'm = the webmaster.)   Thanks.   Jon Fick Westford, Vermont    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Refinishing black keys From: "John Durgan" <kimbalman@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 08:18:47 -0600   Laquer, after rubbing with steel wool will make them look good, but will wear very fast. I would replace the sharps with new. They are not = terribly expensive and are available in phenolic or several woods   John Durgan Mississippi    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Refinishing black keys From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 13:43:50 -0600   Somewhere in the dim recesses of my memory it seems we used black shellac to do pedal sharps...it was a mixture of shellac with lamp black to get = the shellac coloured black....has anyone else heard of this practice being = used...   Jon    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Refinishing black keys From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 16:28:24 EST   Hi list-- American Piano Supply sells Key Black specially for the purpose. Having = used it several times, I can vouch for its longevity. Hope this helps, ---Roc L V Rockafellow  
(back) Subject: Rolling Wind Chests? From: "Alwyn V. H. Farey-Jones" <avhfj@direcpc.com> Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 18:50:31 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0027_01C07748.614004B0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   In company with many of you, I expect, I'm trying to work out how to =3D cram as much organ into as little space as possible. I wondered whether = =3D anyone has tried, or considered and rejected, the idea of mounting =3D windchests on rolling platforms, so that a whole succession of chests =3D would need only a single walkway for access. The idea I have in mind is = =3D similar to the "rolling stacks" found in large libraries. Here's an =3D example picture (of shelves):   http://www.acksite.com/pres/nha11'00page2.html   Obviously, the chests would need to be connected to a wind supply =3D manifold through a flexible coupling.   Regards,=3D20 Alwyn Jones Long Island, NY   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0027_01C07748.614004B0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4611.1300" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>In company with many of you, I = expect, =3D I'm trying=3D20 to work out how to cram as much organ into as little space as =3D possible.&nbsp; I=3D20 wondered whether anyone has tried, or considered and rejected, the idea = =3D of=3D20 mounting windchests on rolling platforms, so that a whole succession of = =3D chests=3D20 would need only a single walkway for access.&nbsp; The idea I have in =3D mind is=3D20 similar to the "rolling stacks" found in large libraries.&nbsp; Here's =3D an=3D20 example picture (of shelves):</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial><FONT size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 </FONT><A = href=3D3D"http://www.acksite.com/pres/nha11'00page2.html"><FONT=3D20 size=3D3D2>http://www.acksite.com/pres/nha11'00page2.html</FONT></A></FONT>= =3D </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Obviously, the chests would need to = be =3D connected to=3D20 a wind supply manifold through a flexible coupling.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Regards, </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Alwyn Jones</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Long Island, =3D NY</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0027_01C07748.614004B0--    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Rolling Wind Chests? From: "John Haskey" <johnh@powerinter.net> Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 16:43:29 -0800 (PST)       On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Alwyn V. H. Farey-Jones wrote:   > In company with many of you, I expect, I'm trying to work out how to = cram as much organ into as little space as possible. I wondered whether = anyone has tried, or considered and rejected, the idea of mounting = windchests on rolling platforms, so that a whole succession of chests = would need only a single walkway for access. The idea I have in mind is = similar to the "rolling stacks" found in large libraries. Here's an = example picture (of shelves): > > http://www.acksite.com/pres/nha11'00page2.html > > Obviously, the chests would need to be connected to a wind supply = manifold through a flexible coupling. > > Regards, > Alwyn Jones > Long Island, NY >     I like this idea a lot. Anyone have ideas for a flexible wind connection?   ---john.    
(back) Subject: Engineering Question From: "John R. & Patricia A. Ball" <johnrball@erols.com> Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 21:14:45 -0500   Hi List, I need to know more about transmission line arrangements before finishing the design of my interface cards. I'm hoping to get some advice from the engineers among us.   The applicable organization is: 1. PC at organ console with interface cards including balanced drivers. 2. Transmission line of 50' or more to the chamber. 3. Receiver cards for each rank. The questions are: 1. At which end should the opto-isolators be located; PC or chamber? 2. If chamber, should the optos be located after the balanced receivers at the chamber end? If so, then the receivers and optos must be powered from somewhere. 3. How do I power the chambered optos and receivers; from the PC end via = the cable or from a separate supply in the chamber? 4. Can I derive chip power (+5) from the organ supply via zener regulator (or equivalent) or do I need a separate supply? 5. Should the line be grounded at the PC end and float at the chamber end? 6. Should the 13v and 5v supplies share a common ground? Where should it = be located; at the supplies or at the ranks? Thank you, John Ball johnrball@erols.com        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Rolling Wind Chests? From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com> Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 20:27:15 -0600   > "Alwyn V. H. Farey-Jones" wrote: > > In company with many of you, I expect, I'm trying to work out how > to cram as much organ into as little space as possible. I wondered > whether anyone has tried, or considered and rejected, the idea of > mounting windchests on rolling platforms,....... As a matter of fact, we are. The basic design work has been completed for =   an organ in a medium-sized A-frame building where they also want to have = full view of a picture window in the west end (where the pipes should be). We have inquired of Organ Supply Industries for the peculiar shape the windchest will take, and they assured us that there would be no problem. We are looking at keeping all pipes under 8-foot physical length. The rolling platforms are not like the library shelves, however. I would like to see how you implement your ideas. Appreciatively, F. Richard Burt effarbee@home.com  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Rolling Wind Chests? From: "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net> Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 21:51:35 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A4_01C07761.AC7ED460 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Yes, I have; in my Westboro MA installation I had a rolling chest on=3D20 4 casters which was about 6' long by 2' deep; the pipes went up close to the ceiling, since they were the basses of 3 ranks.   By rolling it away, I could access the other unenclosed chests which stood in front of my Swell chamber. Those other chests had their bottom boards about 18" from the floor, so that I could crawl under for maintenance. (When age 70 comes, that sort of thing becomes less attractive!)   I had no problems with the rolling chest, but I could imagine that some pipes could change tune, if rolled roughly. For wind supply, I used about 6' of 3" Flexaust - the shorter the better, of course.   Ed, now in Maine, getting ready to re-install a downsized version! ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Alwyn V. H. Farey-Jones=3D20 To: Residence Organ List=3D20 Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 6:50 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Rolling Wind Chests?     In company with many of you, I expect, I'm trying to work out how to =3D cram as much organ into as little space as possible. I wondered whether = =3D anyone has tried, or considered and rejected, the idea of mounting =3D windchests on rolling platforms, so that a whole succession of chests =3D would need only a single walkway for access. The idea I have in mind is = =3D similar to the "rolling stacks" found in large libraries. Here's an =3D example picture (of shelves):   http://www.acksite.com/pres/nha11'00page2.html =3D20 Obviously, the chests would need to be connected to a wind supply =3D manifold through a flexible coupling. =3D20 Regards,=3D20 Alwyn Jones Long Island, NY   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A4_01C07761.AC7ED460 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2014.210" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Yes, I have;&nbsp; in my Westboro MA = =3D installation I=3D20 had a rolling chest on </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>4 casters which was about 6' long by = 2' =3D deep;&nbsp;=3D20 the pipes went up close</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>to the ceiling, since they were the = =3D basses of 3=3D20 ranks.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>By rolling it away, I could access = the =3D other=3D20 unenclosed chests which</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>stood in front of my Swell =3D chamber.&nbsp; Those=3D20 other chests had their</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>bottom boards about 18" from the = floor, =3D so that I=3D20 could crawl under</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>for maintenance.&nbsp; (When age 70 = =3D comes,&nbsp;=3D20 that sort of thing becomes</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>less attractive!)</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I had no problems with the rolling = =3D chest, but I=3D20 could imagine that</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>some pipes could change tune, if = rolled =3D   roughly.&nbsp; For wind supply,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I used about 6' of 3" Flexaust - the = =3D shorter the=3D20 better, of course.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Ed,&nbsp; now in Maine,&nbsp; getting = =3D ready to=3D20 re-install a downsized version!</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = =3D 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A href=3D3D"mailto:avhfj@direcpc.com" title=3D3Davhfj@direcpc.com>Alwyn =3D V. H.=3D20 Farey-Jones</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org"=3D20 title=3D3DDIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org>Residence Organ List</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Friday, January 05, 2001 = =3D 6:50=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [Residence Organs] =3D Rolling Wind=3D20 Chests?</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>In company with many of you, I =3D expect, I'm trying=3D20 to work out how to cram as much organ into as little space as =3D possible.&nbsp;=3D20 I wondered whether anyone has tried, or considered and rejected, the =3D idea of=3D20 mounting windchests on rolling platforms, so that a whole succession =3D of chests=3D20 would need only a single walkway for access.&nbsp; The idea I have in = =3D mind is=3D20 similar to the "rolling stacks" found in large libraries.&nbsp; Here's = =3D an=3D20 example picture (of shelves):</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial><FONT size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 </FONT><A =3D href=3D3D"http://www.acksite.com/pres/nha11'00page2.html"><FONT=3D20 =3D size=3D3D2>http://www.acksite.com/pres/nha11'00page2.html</FONT></A></FONT>= =3D </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Obviously, the chests would need to = =3D be connected=3D20 to a wind supply manifold through a flexible coupling.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Regards, </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Alwyn Jones</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Long Island,=3D20 NY</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A4_01C07761.AC7ED460--