DIYAPASON-L Digest #682 - Wednesday, November 13, 2002
 
Interesting Pipe Info
  by "danielwh1" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
TOE HOLE REPAIR
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@sockets.net>
TOE HOLE REPAIR
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  TOE HOLE REPAIR
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: [Residence Organs]  TOE HOLE REPAIR
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  TOE HOLE REPAIR
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@mindspring.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  TOE HOLE REPAIR
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: [Residence Organs]  TOE HOLE REPAIR
  by "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net>
Diodes and Direct Electric Magnets
  by "Carl Dodrill" <carl@dodrill.net>
 

(back) Subject: Interesting Pipe Info From: "danielwh1" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:59:14 -0400   Remember , when I was looking for info on the stamp I found on my Zinc Organ pipes, I also found some Casavant Organs with the same stamp on it, = , well I decided to type in the name in a search engine this afternoon and Poof, there the info was here is my stamp Vieille Montagne Liege   here is what I came up with Vieille Montagne (Redirected from Altenberg)   Vieille Montagne is the name of a former zinc mine in Kelmis (La = Calamine), a town in Belgium in between Li=E8ge and Aachen. The mine's name is French = for "the old mountain", and this is reflected in the its German name, = Altenberg. The mine was once a bone of contention between Germany on the one and the Netherlands and later Belgium on the other side, resulting in the mine and village becoming the neutral territory of Moresnet.   It was first opened in 1805 and continued in operation until the end of = the 19th century.   The mining company of Vieille Montagne also owns a zinc mine in Zinkgruvan in Sweden.     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.406 / Virus Database: 229 - Release Date: 21/10/2002    
(back) Subject: TOE HOLE REPAIR From: "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@sockets.net> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:08:40 -0600   Hi gang,   It's time for free advice again from this great group.   My project, which went into slow gear several months ago when I decided to totally releather everything, is now moving forward into the partial reassembly stage. The organ is Aeolian Opus 1280, a 3M/34R player from 1914. Three chests totaling 17 ranks are nearing completion.   Many of you know that Aeolian painted their chests and other pieces, a = sort of mustard yellow color. In my rebuilding, I have matched the color, and = I am repainting everything for a "newer" appearance. It is impossible to properly paint the toe boards without getting some of the paint into the toe hole area. (if someone knows a practical way to prevent this, please let me know).   It is my desire to "redress" the toe holes for a nice look as well as a snug fit. Who can tell me where to obtain the proper taper grinding = stone, or other tools, so that I can "redo" each toe hole? Also, what is the = easy way to determine the angle of the taper, if I must have one custom made?   Bob Taylor (gathering my courage before starting the 8 rank, duplex swell = chest)      
(back) Subject: TOE HOLE REPAIR From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 16:44:50 EST     --part1_77.2084ef8.2b0421d2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Bob:   On the rare occassion when I am doing Estey chest restoration I put = modeling clay in all the toe holes then use a putty knife to make them flush before =   painting. Once the paint has dried I pop out the clay and the holes have = not been painted.   Al Sefl Always finding the lazy way to do things...   --part1_77.2084ef8.2b0421d2_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">Hi Bob:<BR> <BR> On the rare occassion when I am doing Estey chest restoration I put = modeling clay in all the toe holes then use a putty knife to make them = flush before painting.&nbsp; Once the paint has dried I pop out the clay = and the holes have not been painted.<BR> <BR> Al Sefl<BR> Always finding the lazy way to do things...<BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_77.2084ef8.2b0421d2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] TOE HOLE REPAIR From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 12:54:38 +1300   Don't put yourself down!!   A highly-skilled organbuilder friend of mine became that way because he = said he is constitutionally very lazy. He hates doing things twice, and he especially hates going on emergency calls to fix cyphers or dumb notes or whatever. So, to avoid all of that he does the job very very well to begin with - and can then relax. His comment is that if you want an excellent = job, employ someone who's constitutionally lazy as he won't ever want to do any touching-up or repairs later on.   If you've found a way (as indicated) of doing something a special way, all = I can say is, Thank you.   Ross On the rare occassion when I am doing Estey chest restoration I put modeling clay in all the toe holes then use a putty knife to make them = flush before painting. Once the paint has dried I pop out the clay and the = holes have not been painted.   Al Sefl Always finding the lazy way to do things...    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] TOE HOLE REPAIR From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 18:56:46 -0500   Hi Ross, You need to get to know Al a bit better. His signature tags are his = trade mark and he often pokes fun at himself in them. They are nearly as much = fun as his expertly informative posts are to learn from. An amateur organbuilder = could have no better teacher. I assure you that Al is not putting himself down = at all, but merely laughing at himself a bit and taking himself a bit less = seriously, another lesson that we could all stand to learn from Professor Al Sefl. By the way Al, are you any closer to winning the battle to publish Organbuilding 101? I eagerly await its availability so I can rush to the = front of the line with my fist full of dollars.   Cheers Mike   Ross & Lynda Wards wrote:   > Don't put yourself down!! > > A highly-skilled organbuilder friend of mine became that way because he = said > he is constitutionally very lazy. He hates doing things twice, and he > especially hates going on emergency calls to fix cyphers or dumb notes = or > whatever. So, to avoid all of that he does the job very very well to = begin > with - and can then relax. His comment is that if you want an excellent = job, > employ someone who's constitutionally lazy as he won't ever want to do = any > touching-up or repairs later on. > > If you've found a way (as indicated) of doing something a special way, = all I > can say is, Thank you. > > Ross > On the rare occassion when I am doing Estey chest restoration I put > modeling clay in all the toe holes then use a putty knife to make them = flush > before painting. Once the paint has dried I pop out the clay and the = holes > have not been painted. > > Al Sefl > Always finding the lazy way to do things... > > 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: [Residence Organs] TOE HOLE REPAIR From: "Mac Hayes" <mach37@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 17:52:51 -0800   Mike Gettelman wrote: > ... > By the way Al, are you any closer to winning the battle to publish > Organbuilding 101? I eagerly await its availability so I can rush to > the front of the line with my fist full of dollars.   Mike, you'll be right behind me in line (I live closer to Al), with MY fist full of, er, credit cards.   Mac  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] TOE HOLE REPAIR From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 15:32:49 +1300   Thanks, Mike. I suspected as much. Ironic humour is, sadly, not very much = in evidence these days, and even less from people in the United States (go = on, laugh at this, don't get annoyed).   I enjoy this List - people seem uniformly helpful and polite, more than I can say for a couple of "theological" Lists I'm on. :-(   Ross   >Hi Ross, > You need to get to know Al a bit better. His signature tags are his trade >mark and he often pokes fun at himself in them. They are nearly as much = fun as >his expertly informative posts are to learn from. >   > Mike    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] TOE HOLE REPAIR From: "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 18:07:04 -0800 (PST)       On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Mac Hayes wrote:   > Mike Gettelman wrote: > > ... > > By the way Al, are you any closer to winning the battle to publish > > Organbuilding 101? I eagerly await its availability so I can rush to > > the front of the line with my fist full of dollars. > > Mike, you'll be right behind me in line (I live closer to Al), with MY > fist full of, er, credit cards. >   Mac, and you'll be right behind me in line (I live closer to Al), with MY fist full or, er, credit cards. But with the internet I guess proximity doesn't really matter. Al's a great resource...   If work would let up a bit I could start building chests for my Opus 1.   ---john.    
(back) Subject: Diodes and Direct Electric Magnets From: "Carl Dodrill" <carl@dodrill.net> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 20:34:53 -0800   Dear Colleagues,   I have been on the list for some time but have not sent in a post until = the present. Our Pipe Organ Foundation (www.pipeorganfoundation.org) is rebuilding a Wicks organ from 1939 which has Direct Electric chests. We would like to install diodes to prevent EMF. Have any of you done this? = If so, did you use 1 ampere diodes and where did you put them? Any help that could be given would be much appreciated. Thank you.   Carl Dodrill Pipe Organ Foundation 4488 West Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040 Phone: (206) 236-3492 Fax: (425) 696-0082 e-mail: carl@dodrill.net