DIYAPASON-L Digest #641 - Sunday, September 8, 2002
 
Re: Reaming rack boards
  by "Ed Stauff" <ed@mewsic.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Reaming rack boards
  by "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net>
Al Sefl's "The Glue Pot" and "Organ Building 101"
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Reaming rack boards From: "Ed Stauff" <ed@mewsic.com> Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 06:20:16 -0400   "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net> wrote: > I've been thinking of ways to make a set of rackboard =3D > reamers out of tapered hardwood. ... > Anybody got any ideas on how to make up something =3D like this??   There's a book called "The Amateur Wind Instrument Maker" by Trevor Robinson in which he describes how to make tapered reamers out of a tapered hardwood dowel and pieces of hacksaw blade. I don't know if it's still in print, but ABEBooks listed plenty of used copies, as cheap as $10. There is also a revised edition. I have both, but I don't remember whether the revised edition had anything new about the reamers. I never tried to make any myself.   Hope this helps!   -- Ed   --------------------------------------------------- Edward L. Stauff, Charlotte VT. Organist, choral director, professional substitute. Encyclopedia of Organ Stops "www.organstops.org". Software engineer, microferroequinologist, cohouser, bibliophile, lexophile, woodworker, husband, dad. "Specialization is for insects." -- Lazarus Long  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Reaming rack boards From: "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net> Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 17:52:25 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A0_01C25760.7DB0A240 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I made a rackboard tapered sander just recently out of an old tapered =3D hardwood chair leg, with a metal pin inserted so that it could be =3D rotated by a slow-speed electric drill. I thought it was a very smart =3D idea, until the sandpaper wore out almost immediately in the small area = =3D being used. The problem is that sanders, in general, need to have the =3D wear distributed across a larger area. I wound up using a 1" drum =3D sander on a drill, but it's easy to get a non-circular hole!   The metal "dragon skin" material you mention may, however, be a great =3D solution to the wearout problem on a tapered wooden mandrel. Sanding = =3D seems like a much better choice than reaming; reaming tears up the =3D grain of the wood. Ed, in Maine ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: wcjharrisville=3D20 To: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 10:36 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Reaming rack boards     Years ago I was at the Frazee Organ Shop in Natick, Mass. He had a =3D number of steel tapered reamers that originally belonged to his father - = =3D so at that time, 40 years ago, they were old then. I have never seen =3D another set. I have 2 plumbers pipe-reamers that will work (I think) up = =3D to a 2" hole. I've been thinking of ways to make a set of rackboard =3D reamers out of tapered hardwood. These could be covered with sandpaper = =3D and secured somehow to the wooden taper. There is also the metal =3D "dragon skin" material used in the new type rasps - that could, someway, = =3D be secured to the wooden taper. These would be relatively cheap to make = =3D and could be used in an ordinary hand brace. They would not be =3D practical in a large scale production, but for the home craftsman they =3D could work just fine. Anybody got any ideas on how to make up something = =3D like this?? Will   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A0_01C25760.7DB0A240 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 5.50.4522.1800" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I made a rackboard tapered sander = just =3D recently out=3D20 of an old tapered hardwood chair leg,&nbsp; with a metal pin inserted so = =3D that it=3D20 could be rotated by a slow-speed electric drill.&nbsp; I thought it was = =3D a very=3D20 smart idea, until the sandpaper wore out almost immediately in the small = =3D area=3D20 being used.&nbsp; The problem is that sanders, in general, need to have = =3D the wear=3D20 distributed across a larger area.&nbsp; I wound up using a 1" drum =3D sander on a=3D20 drill, but it's easy to get a non-circular hole!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The metal "dragon skin" material you = =3D mention may,=3D20 however, be a great solution to the wearout problem on a tapered = wooden=3D20 mandrel.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sanding seems like a much better =3D choice=3D20 than reaming;&nbsp; reaming tears up the grain of the=3D20 wood.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ed, in Maine</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3D3Dltr=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-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 title=3D3Dwcjharrisville@webryders.net=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:wcjharrisville@webryders.net">wcjharrisville</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3DDIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org">DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org</A> = =3D </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Saturday, September 07, =3D 2002 10:36=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [Residence Organs] =3D Reaming rack=3D20 boards</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Years ago I was at the Frazee Organ = =3D Shop in=3D20 Natick, Mass.&nbsp; He had a number of steel tapered reamers that =3D originally=3D20 belonged to his father - so at that time, &nbsp;40 years ago, they =3D were old=3D20 then.&nbsp; I have never seen another set.&nbsp; I have 2 plumbers=3D20 pipe-reamers that will work (I think) up to a 2" hole.&nbsp; I've been = =3D   thinking of ways to make a set of rackboard reamers out of tapered=3D20 hardwood.&nbsp; These could be covered with sandpaper and secured =3D somehow to=3D20 the wooden taper.&nbsp; There is also the metal "dragon skin" material = =3D used in=3D20 the new type rasps - that could, someway, be secured to the wooden=3D20 taper.&nbsp; These would be relatively cheap to make and&nbsp;could be = =3D used in=3D20 an ordinary hand brace.&nbsp; They would not be practical in a large =3D scale=3D20 production, but for the home craftsman they could work just =3D fine.&nbsp;=3D20 Anybody got any ideas on how to make up something like =3D this??&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;Will</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A0_01C25760.7DB0A240--    
(back) Subject: Al Sefl's "The Glue Pot" and "Organ Building 101" From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 18:14:39 EDT   Dear Dave, et al.:   Many thanks for the kind compliments and the interest in my Organ Building =   101 series. These were done for the American Theatre Organ Society's Pipe =   Organ Owners Group while I had the editorship of The Glue Pot. Even = though I paid for the issues from computer software to do the typesetting, to = printing and mailing, etc., I was informed that while I wrote many issues cover to cover, I did not own the copyrights to my own work. The ATOS claimed them =   and were supposed to put all of The Glue Pot issues up on a website somewhere. This appears not to have happened. All of this information = came about when I offered to let the owner of the Theatreorgan-L list put the issues up on his website in a PDF format. He and the ATOS had a = difference of opinions so the issues were never scanned and put there either. I = would love to share the work I did but to date the clarification of what I can = do with my work is still clouded. I can fully understand the ATOS legal position in that they fear if a profit were made in any form or the perception that they were somehow operating outside of tax exempt status = such as the work appearing in a book, then the Federal Government might revoke their 501-3C status. All of this seems somewhat strange to me since it = was my understanding that copyrights now stay with the author unless contractually sold but I am not a lawyer and haven't the final word.   The ATOS did send me a letter telling me I could use my own work with permission.   Contact me privately and we will discuss possible options.   Best wishes to everyone,   Al Sefl