DIYAPASON-L Digest #787 - Saturday, April 5, 2003
 
punchdown blocks
  by <Jadams4122@aol.com>
Tuning
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net>
 

(back) Subject: punchdown blocks From: <Jadams4122@aol.com> Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 14:24:33 EST   The smaller and more compact block is a style 110. Back when I actually = had a pipe organ I used to saw cross ways through blocks with a band saw or hack =   saw to make them shorter (like for a 12 note offset) or reassemble them = with epoxy to make longer (e.g. 61, 72 etc). You don't really have to be hide bound to 50 points. I also found out that the cross bars are not always connected (the right side to the left side) but there are little bridging clips to solve that problem. A bag of 100 is just a few dollars at = Graybar.   John Adams  
(back) Subject: Tuning From: "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net> Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 21:11:34 -0600   I don't think that I can recall any postings here regarding Pipe tuning.   In my case, the pipe have been in trays for four years. Now as I put them up, I feel that I should go through some initial procedure to get everything close before the entire instrument is assembled.   My 16' violone pipes are probably the least likely to be knocked out of tune due to handling. I notice that the CCC is about 14 cents flat, as = are all the first 12 pipes going up the scale.   If the experts would care to comment, how should I go about bringing this instrument into tune again. Should I go for an exact A=3D 440 which was = the design pitch?   Thanks,   Bob Taylor