DIYAPASON-L Digest #529 - Wednesday, March 6, 2002
 
Pneumatics with nailed on strips?
  by "Paul Arndt" <parndt@worldnet.att.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Pneumatics with nailed on strips?
  by <DAJAMES@aol.com>
Re: Buying/Converting Pipes
  by <Jess4203@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Pneumatics with nailed on strips?
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
dimensioning software
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Reisner Model RSC100 Swell Controller
  by "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net>
 

(back) Subject: Pneumatics with nailed on strips? From: "Paul Arndt" <parndt@worldnet.att.net> Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 22:07:40 -0800   List,   Here is a question. I have several tremulants and a tuned percussion which =   has thin strips nailed over the leather. Does anyone on the list know how to safely remove these strips and nails without wrecking or splitting the wood? Thanks in advance.   Paul Arndt      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Pneumatics with nailed on strips? From: <DAJAMES@aol.com> Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 01:35:35 EST     --part1_17.2447687e.29b712b7_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 03/05/02 10:08:54 PM Pacific Standard Time, parndt@worldnet.att.net writes:     > I have several tremulants and a tuned percussion which > has thin strips nailed over the leather. Does anyone on the list know = how > to safely remove these strips and nails without wrecking or splitting = the > wood?   HI -- I have successfully remove those strips on tremulants and shutter pneumatics by using an old (non-valuable, but reasonably sharp) wood = chisel, holding it upside down and pushing it under the heads of the nails and = prying them up enough to get a pair of needle nosed pliers on them for final removal. You will probably want to mark the pieces you remove so you can = get them back in the same location again.   Don James   --part1_17.2447687e.29b712b7_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 03/05/02 10:08:54 PM Pacific = Standard Time, parndt@worldnet.att.net writes:<BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I have several = tremulants and a tuned percussion which <BR> has thin strips nailed over the leather. Does anyone on the list know how = <BR> to safely remove these strips and nails without wrecking or splitting the = <BR> wood?</BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> HI -- I have successfully remove those strips on tremulants and shutter = pneumatics by using an old (non-valuable, but reasonably sharp) wood = chisel, holding it upside down and pushing it under the heads of the nails = and prying them up enough to get a pair of needle nosed pliers on them for = final removal. You will probably want to mark the pieces you remove so you = can get them back in the same location again.<BR> <BR> Don James</FONT></HTML>   --part1_17.2447687e.29b712b7_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Buying/Converting Pipes From: <Jess4203@aol.com> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 07:15:16 EST   Hello Group:   I agree, Eric, it's been too quiet. I have no info on the swell engine, = but I do have a question or two of my own to add. I'm going this weekend = to look at several ranks of pipes which are available very cheap. I = believe the only reeds are a couple of Voxes. I don't have a desire for = one of those as my only reed, but I have thought about converting it to a = Clarinet/Krummhorn, a partial length Baroque reed, or something. Any = advice on whether this will work and on how to accomplish it? Any info on = what to look for in scaling, existing resonator, etc.?   I am also hoping to buy some pipes for a mixture. Since I have a small = room (20x25) and a small organ (now three ranks, hopefully expanding to = about eight), what would a good composition be for a Great mixture?   Another idea I have thought of is converting a Wooden Gedackt to a = Rohrflute (Great) to contrast some with the extended Bourdon (Swell = Stopped Flute) I already have. Can this be done successfully? There are = several Gedackts available, what should I look for?   Thanks for your help!   Regards, Roy Kersey  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Pneumatics with nailed on strips? From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 09:31:26 -0800   >List, > >Here is a question. I have several tremulants and a tuned percussion >which has thin strips nailed over the leather. Does anyone on the >list know how to safely remove these strips and nails without >wrecking or splitting the wood? Thanks in advance. > >Paul Arndt > > > >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   Hi Paul, i'm in the process of redoing Wurlitzer tuned percussions which use that on all their pnueumatics. As a high school project I have kids doing the removal of the strips . We use a putty knife to work the strip loose til it comes off nails and all. Then we press the strip onto a hard surface to push the nails up which we remove with small pliers - like needle nose. SAVE the nails! They're hard to find! Yes occasionally a strip breaks. often if it was cracked already. I 've had a cabinet maker friend make me up some maple stock of the same dimensions. We simple cut a new piece of the right length, give it two coats of shellac and predrill the nail holes.   been doing several hundred by now...   John V  
(back) Subject: dimensioning software From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 14:50:33 -0800   Hello, listmembers. Sorry for the off-topic post. I know that there is a program out there which allows dimensions of an object in a photograph to be determined if the dimensions of a pair of points in the photo are = known. Can anyone tell me what it's called, and where it is available?   Thanks.   Regards, Cuckoobob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA   Cuckoobob's (more than just Cuckoo) Clocks, 707-272-7070   I buy (too often), sell (too seldom), repair (too few), and collect (too many) cuckoo clocks   NAWCC 140818 http://www.cuckoobob.com alternate mailto:Bob@cuckoobob.com    
(back) Subject: Reisner Model RSC100 Swell Controller From: "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 22:57:39 -0600   Eric Sagmuller wrote: > > Hello friends, > My! I think it's been entirely too quiet on this list lately so I'll = post a > question. > Does anyone have any experience with a Reisner RSC100 swell controller. > This is an electronic/motorized swell shade engine from the 60's or > possibly early 70's I believe.   This was a precursor to a swell shade design that ultimately got replaced by a unit that Peterson Electro-Musical Products Company developed. They can be had in either 8 or 16 stages and run right around a thousand bucks, so they're not cheap, but they are exceptionally well-made things. They also have the nice advantage of being able to control both the speed of opening and closing (independently) and how much each stage moves the arm in its rotation. > I have one of these and hooked it up a couple weeks ago to test it out. = The > thing seems to work ok while it is moving, but when stopped it makes a > nasty buzzing sound. I checked some of the capacitors, etc. but without = a > schematic couldn't go very far. At this point I wonder if this was = somewhat > normal for these things. It uses an AC shaded pole motor with some > additional coils for control. A very ancient design indeed.   The earliest Peterson designs used to "sing" also. I'm not able to speak as to what the reason was, or what was ultimately done about it (other than the newer designs having their own power supply, rather than relying on the organ's D.C. Current to run them!) But I've not noticed the racket with the newest ones I've installed.   > I was hoping to use this thing but now might have to look elsewhere.   I don't know if anyone working for OSI (who ultimately bought-out Reisner) would have any information that would be helpful to you, but it might be worth asking!   > Maybe I can convert it to a modern > design. But I really don't have the time. A lot of effort for dubious results, at best!   If you really want to use those, get the Peterson units. The 8 stage is a bit less expensive than the 16 stage.   Faithfully, Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME EMAIL mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL