DIYAPASON-L Digest #797 - Thursday, April 17, 2003
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Tuning
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  voidless plywood
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
Re:  voidless plywood
  by <d.doerschuk@att.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re:  voidless plywood
  by "Tom Dimock" <tad1@cornell.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Tuning From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 05:58:04 -0500   Hi Carl,   I use a Peterson and tune every note in the organ to it. It is a lot more work for the key holder to switch pitches on the Peterson but I find that = I get a much better result than if I just tune one rank to the Peterson and then tune the rest of the organ to that rank. In theory it should not = matter but it does.   I admire your approach nonetheless ! Robert, Blue Mounds, WI (formerly Mineral Point) 2/4 Basement Wicks   ----- Original Message ----- From: Carl Dodrill <carl@dodrill.net> To: 'Residence Organ List' <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 12:34 AM Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Tuning     > Dear List, > > I would love to hear from one or more builders on the list (or other > knowledgable persons) their procedures regarding tuning...    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] voidless plywood From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 10:30:39 EDT     --part1_ad.2d334c34.2bd0148f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Wicks makes and sells all kinds of plywood. All the wooden airplane people =   use it, Wicks is supposed to be one of the best.     Have fun Dennis   --part1_ad.2d334c34.2bd0148f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Wicks makes and sells all kinds of plywood. All = the wo=3D oden airplane people use it, Wicks is supposed to be one of the best.<BR> <BR> <BR> Have fun<BR> Dennis</FONT></HTML>   --part1_ad.2d334c34.2bd0148f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: voidless plywood From: <d.doerschuk@att.net> Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 16:00:42 +0000   Mr. Harry Chase writes on the 16th of April:   > Can anyone direct me to a dealer, store and/or mail order, of good > voidless plywood suitable for toeboards, etc, in odd thicknesses > (including thicker than the typical lumber store 3/4" )? > Also, are there any stores ( as opposed to mail order)in the > Massachusetts/ NH area that carry this stuff?   Some of the best plywood in the world is used by the aviation industry. = If you're certain you want to use plywood for toeboards instead of poplar = (thinly veiled plug for historically-correct, dimensionally-stable solid poplar), = then one of the best companies to deal with for high-end plywood is Aircraft Spruce. They're a real company, with a 30 year (?) brick-and-mortar = presence that really embraced the internet and now have a very good online product catalog. The catalog is available at www.aircraftspruce.com .   On an organ-ic note :-), the Wicks family in Highland of Direct Electric = organ action fame also build aircraft. Carrier-launched from a 128' CCCCC = diapason, the aircraft is ...... well, the carrier-launch part isn't true, but they = do make aircraft and parts and sell wood. Here's their website: http://www.wicksaircraft.com/ . I've never purchased anything from Wicks Aircraft so I don't know how they are to deal with, but the organ people = are certainly friendly enough.   I don't know anyone closer to the east coast than Wicks (Illinois), but = surely someone is close. Try Google on "Aircraft plywood massachusetts" or = something like that.   Two quick points: 1) I don't believe I've ever seen this kind of plywood =   available in thicknesses greater than 1/2". Many choices inbetween 1/16" = and 1/2", but larger than 1/2" will probably require a glue-up from yourself. = 2) This stuff is quite expensive; hold onto your wallet.   Have fun! Dave David Doerschuk  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: voidless plywood From: "Tom Dimock" <tad1@cornell.edu> Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 12:14:00 -0400   At 04:00 PM 4/17/2003 +0000, Dave wrote: >Two quick points: 1) I don't believe I've ever seen this kind of = plywood >available in thicknesses greater than 1/2". Many choices inbetween 1/16" = and >1/2", but larger than 1/2" will probably require a glue-up from yourself. = 2) >This stuff is quite expensive; hold onto your wallet.   How about 4" 72-ply Finnish Birch?? http://www.northamply.com/finland_birch.html   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= - Tom Dimock ---- Cornell University ---- tad1@cornell.edu "There go my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader." M. = Gandhi