DIYAPASON-L Digest #863 - Wednesday, August 20, 2003
 
RE: [Residence Organs]  Removing Leather
  by "Gregory Rister" <grandcornet@earthlink.net>
Re: Removing Leather
  by "James Henry" <jimhen3ry@earthlink.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Removing Leather
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Removing Leather from Reservoirs
  by "Jon Buchanan" <sparky@ceinetworks.com>
What recommended type of action in a very humid environment?
  by "Chris Beaver" <musiccbeaver@hotmail.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Removing Leather
  by <Jack@HardmanFamily.Com>
Re: [Residence Organs] Removing Leather
  by "Michael Schnell" <msschnel@us.ibm.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Removing Leather From: "Gregory Rister" <grandcornet@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 21:45:34 -0700   Could not copy the message to the digest, there was no plain text part
(back) Subject: Re: Removing Leather From: "James Henry" <jimhen3ry@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 23:00:23 -0700   I have heard that leather can be removed with heat alone using the type of heat gun sold for removing paint. The advantage is that the old leather remains reasonably intact to serve as a pattern for the new leather. It = was suggest that one glue leather scraps to wood and practice removing before trying the real thing.   Good luck, Jim Henry   ----- Original Message ----- 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] Re: Removing Leather From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 23:06:47 -0700   Hello List. An old iron, which can usually be purchased at second hand stores for a couple of dollars will also do a great job of removing old leather and rubber cloth glued with hot hide glue. If needed, they can even use steam =   to help loosen old dry glue.   At 11:00 PM 8/19/2003 -0700, James Henry wrote: >I have heard that leather can be removed with heat alone using the type = of >heat gun sold for removing paint. The advantage is that the old leather >remains reasonably intact to serve as a pattern for the new leather. It = was >suggest that one glue leather scraps to wood and practice removing before >trying the real thing. > >Good luck, >Jim Henry   Regards, Bob   http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm    
(back) Subject: Removing Leather from Reservoirs From: "Jon Buchanan" <sparky@ceinetworks.com> Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 08:11:47 -0400   I have only done like 4 of them, but in all the cases i've seen the leather came right off. I seem to remember if it was bad enough to justify redoing it then it would come off fairly easy. I also remember using little razor blades and sandpaper (cutting at the glue joint and sanding down from there).   Hope this helps, ~jon     >> 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.    
(back) Subject: What recommended type of action in a very humid environment? From: "Chris Beaver" <musiccbeaver@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 08:53:17 -0400   What type of action would you recommend in a humid, salt air environment = for a church organ located on an island in the Southeastern U.S.?   CB   _________________________________________________________________ <b>Get MSN 8</b> and help protect your children with advanced parental controls. http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/parental    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Removing Leather From: <Jack@HardmanFamily.Com> Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 09:32:24 -0400   Could not copy the message to the digest, there was no plain text part
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Removing Leather From: "Michael Schnell" <msschnel@us.ibm.com> Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 16:57:06 -0500           Keith, There also a very interesting video on this subject in the AIO video library a:   http://www.pipeorgan.org/tapes/tapeindex.html   It's from the 1996 Seminar and it's tape number 1960B, "Releathering Reservoirs" Regards, Mike Schnell       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.   >>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