DIYAPASON-L Digest #862 - Tuesday, August 19, 2003
 
Removing Leather
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Removing Leather
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
 

(back) Subject: Removing Leather From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 21:37:04 EDT   Fellow Orglers,   How does one easily remove the leather from a reservoir in order to =   re-leather it? I've heard about applying rags with warm water on them.   I have an 18 x 24 blower that needs releathering. Would appreciate =   any advice.   Thanks, Keith    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Removing Leather From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 22:29:04 -0500   At 9:37 PM -0400 8/19/03, Kzimmer0817@aol.com wrote: >Fellow Orglers, > > How does one easily remove the leather from a reservoir in >order to re-leather it? I've heard about applying rags with warm >water on them.   Keith   Warm damp rags will do the job. We have also sprayed Windex on the leather and let it soak in and that does work. Supposedly, this trick was from the Aeolian-Skinner Company according to one of our company's owners.   HOWEVER, be careful with the amount of liquid on the wood, especially if it is unfinished and old as with might tend to warp.   BTW, this is only good for Hide Glue. if some other type of glue was used there are other ways of removing it. i would suggest that you attempt to remove at least one gusset very carefully in order to have a pattern for making new gussets.   One other suggestion, if this is the first time you have done something like this take plenty of photos as you take the reservoir apart so you have a record for putting it back together. I have been working on a double rise reservoir with feeders from an English Chamber organ that we are redoing for a client. As i disassembled the thing i took probably a hundred digital photos since i don't normally work with redoing something like this.   David