DIYAPASON-L Digest #734 - Saturday, January 25, 2003
 
AGO Meeting
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net>
Blower Rebuilding
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
seminars?
  by "Harold Chase" <wa1vvh@net1plus.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Rebuilding
  by "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Rebuilding
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Rebuilding
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Rebuilding
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Rebuilding
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Rebuilding
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Rebuilding
  by "Bill Hewitson" <wurlic1@lara.on.ca>
RE: [Residence Organs]  seminars?
  by "Carl Dodrill" <carl@dodrill.net>
 

(back) Subject: AGO Meeting From: "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 09:35:51 -0600   Despite frigid weather, over twenty sturdy AGO members showed up for their January meeting which they had asked me to host. As previously stated here, work is very much in progress and all pipes are still mute. I wasn't sure how to host the meeting.   I prepared a thirty minute video which explained my project from the = start. Included was the history of Aeolian residence organs and scenes showing the previous installation, removal, and restoration. Progressive scenes = of the construction process of the music room and shop spanned two and half years.   Following the video presentation, we braved the cold to walk 75 feet to = the music building for a tour and demonstration of MIDI playback of some of = the Duo Art organ rolls.   Everyone seemed pleased with the tour, but many requested a return to the house for demonstrations of the reproducing pianos. We played several selections on the Mason & Hamlin Ampico B and the concert grand Chickering Ampico A.   The mood was festive for the three hours that the group stayed. The best quip of the evening came when one church organist examined the console division stop draw knobs that are labeled, "Great Silent, Swell Silent, = and Choir Silent". He wanted to know if it really silenced "The" choir!   Bob Taylor      
(back) Subject: Blower Rebuilding From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 11:36:06 EST     --part1_108.1e629ddc.2b6416f6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   List,   I took the two iron motor mounts off/out of the blower housing. Now, I'm down to a 36" diameter hollow tube with a chute coming out the side of the =   top. I'm going to round up several rolls of thick paper towels with which = to wipe it down after spraying the Foaming Engine Cleaner over it.   In a message, somebody mentioned getting new "feet" for the blower. Mine = is set into "skids" made of a few lengths of 4"x6" lumber. In fact, the two bottom "bolts" for the outermost motor mount were actually large wood = screws that went thru the motor mount, the blower housing, and into the wooden = skid. The lumber has softened over the years.   1. On what do these blowers tend to sit? I tho't about getting a few 3' lengths of treated 4x6's (like the ones used in landscaping), retracing = the arc to fit the rounded bottom of the housing, and reattaching it to these = new boards.   2. I realize that the blower/motor assembly is a stationary setup, there does come an occasion in which some maintenance may become necessary. I would like to attach some kind of wheels to it. I have temporarily = attached some small steel wheels so I can maneuver it easily. I saw in a tool catalog some bases that can be bought to put under the various machines in = a machine shop (table saw, planer, lathe, etc.). They have various = dimensions and are rated for certain weights. When stationary, the machine sits on 2 =   wheels and 2 legs. When one needs to move the machine, there is a way = (lever or screw) to bring wheels down next to the 2 legs to make the piece = movable. Any recommendations?   3. Once again, regarding the painting of the blower. No, it's not necessary. I just tho't that, since it's already apart, and after having cleaned out the grease, I might as well repaint it and buy all new shiny = nuts and bolts.   The recommendation was made to spray it with automotive paint. My = brother, who is a mechanic and has body shop connections, said that, considering = the cost of automotive paint, I'd probably be just as well off using = Rust-o-leum. My problem is that I used rust-o-leum to spray the covers to our breaker panels upstairs. In putting them back up, a little slip with the = screwdriver easily scrapes off the spray paint. If I didn't bite my nails to the = quick, I could probably scratch it off with my fingernail. I'm wanting some kind = of "tough" paint that won't come off with a minimal insult.   BTW, it's been around 10 degrees F during the nights around here. It does =   get cold in Georgia!   Thanks, Keith Zimmerman, M.D. Commerce, Georgia   --part1_108.1e629ddc.2b6416f6_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">List,<BR> <BR> I took the two iron motor mounts off/out of the blower housing.&nbsp; Now, = I'm down to a 36" diameter hollow tube with a chute coming out the side of = the top.&nbsp; I'm going to round up several rolls of thick paper towels = with which to wipe it down after spraying the Foaming Engine Cleaner over = it.<BR> <BR> In a message, somebody mentioned getting new "feet" for the blower.&nbsp; = Mine is set into "skids" made of a few lengths of 4"x6" lumber.&nbsp; In = fact, the two bottom "bolts" for the outermost motor mount were actually = large wood screws that went thru the motor mount, the blower housing, and = into the wooden skid.&nbsp; The lumber has softened over the years. <BR> <BR> 1.&nbsp; On what do these blowers tend to sit?&nbsp; I tho't about getting = a few 3' lengths of treated 4x6's (like the ones used in landscaping), = retracing the arc to fit the rounded bottom of the housing, and = reattaching it to these new boards.<BR> <BR> 2.&nbsp; I realize that the blower/motor assembly is a stationary setup, = there does come an occasion in which some maintenance may become = necessary.&nbsp; I would like to attach some kind of wheels to it.&nbsp; I have temporarily attached = some small steel wheels so I can maneuver it easily.&nbsp;&nbsp; I saw in = a tool catalog some bases that can be bought to put under the various = machines in a machine shop (table saw, planer, lathe, etc.).&nbsp; They = have various dimensions and are rated for certain weights.&nbsp; When = stationary, the machine sits on 2 wheels and 2 legs.&nbsp; When one needs = to move the machine, there is a way (lever or screw) to bring wheels down = next to the 2 legs to make the piece movable.&nbsp;&nbsp; Any = recommendations?<BR> <BR> 3.&nbsp; Once again, regarding the painting of the blower.&nbsp; No, it's = not necessary.&nbsp; I just tho't that, since it's already apart, and = after having cleaned out the grease, I might as well repaint it and buy = all new shiny nuts and bolts.<BR> <BR> The recommendation was made to spray it with automotive paint.&nbsp; My = brother, who is a mechanic and has body shop connections, said that, = considering the cost of automotive paint, I'd probably be just as well off = using Rust-o-leum.&nbsp; My problem is that I used rust-o-leum to spray = the covers to our breaker panels upstairs.&nbsp; In putting them back up, = a little slip with the screwdriver easily scrapes off the spray = paint.&nbsp; If I didn't bite my nails to the quick, I could probably = scratch it off with my fingernail.&nbsp; I'm wanting some kind of "tough" = paint that won't come off with a minimal insult.<BR> <BR> BTW, it's been around 10 degrees F during the nights around here.&nbsp; It = does get cold in Georgia!<BR> <BR> Thanks,<BR> Keith Zimmerman, M.D.<BR> Commerce, Georgia</FONT></HTML>   --part1_108.1e629ddc.2b6416f6_boundary--  
(back) Subject: seminars? From: "Harold Chase" <wa1vvh@net1plus.com> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 13:19:03 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002D_01C2C474.54E8F980 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   As a beginner in this hobby, one of my biggest problems has been to =3D find technical information pertaining to organbuilding. There is =3D plenty of information on the web, but it tends to be either on a basic =3D "overview" level or else it comes in small bits requiring much =3D searching around, and I am always left with 2 more questions for each =3D one answered...!. I have not found very many books and almost =3D none written recently, and some of the material assumes knowledge I =3D do not yet have. I have found the AGO videos to be useful ( =3D and I recommend them) but again, they are not exhaustive since they = =3D tend to be on very specific topics. So, here is my question:   Does anyone know of any courses or seminars, etc, that are available = =3D on organbuilding topics? Is there anything in the industry that =3D is offered periodically, that would be open to a hobbyist? =3D Something where one could ask questions in a classroom setting would be = =3D really great! ( I understand that there would be a cost; this is not = =3D a problem for me -- although traveling might be; I am in the Boston =3D area). Thanks for any info!         Harry Chase     ------=3D_NextPart_000_002D_01C2C474.54E8F980 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 content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>As a beginner in this =3D hobby,&nbsp;&nbsp; one of my=3D20 biggest problems has been to find technical information pertaining to=3D20 organbuilding.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There is plenty of information on the =3D web, but=3D20 it tends to be either on a basic "overview"&nbsp; level&nbsp; or else it = =3D comes=3D20 in small bits requiring much searching around,&nbsp; and I am always =3D left with 2=3D20 more questions for each one=3D20 answered...!.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I have not = =3D found=3D20 very many books and almost none written recently,&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 and&nbsp;some&nbsp; of the material assumes knowledge I do not yet=3D20 have.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I have = =3D found=3D20 the AGO&nbsp; videos to be useful ( and I recommend them)&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D but=3D20 again,&nbsp;&nbsp; they are not exhaustive since they tend to be on very = =3D   specific topics.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So,&nbsp;&nbsp; here is my=3D20 question:</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Does anyone know of any courses or = =3D seminars,&nbsp;=3D20 etc,&nbsp;&nbsp; that are available on organbuilding=3D20 topics?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Is there anything in =3D the=3D20 industry that is offered periodically,&nbsp; that would be open to a=3D20 hobbyist?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D Something where=3D20 one could ask questions in a classroom setting would be really=3D20 great!&nbsp;&nbsp; ( I understand that there&nbsp;would be a =3D cost;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 this is not a problem for me -- although traveling might be;&nbsp;&nbsp; = =3D I am in=3D20 the Boston area).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thanks for any =3D info!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Harry Chase</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002D_01C2C474.54E8F980--    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Rebuilding From: "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 14:13:01 -0800 (PST)       On Sat, 25 Jan 2003 Kzimmer0817@aol.com wrote:   > In a message, somebody mentioned getting new "feet" for the blower. = Mine is > set into "skids" made of a few lengths of 4"x6" lumber. In fact, the = two > bottom "bolts" for the outermost motor mount were actually large wood = screws > that went thru the motor mount, the blower housing, and into the wooden = skid. > The lumber has softened over the years. > > 1. On what do these blowers tend to sit? I tho't about getting a few = 3' > lengths of treated 4x6's (like the ones used in landscaping), retracing = the > arc to fit the rounded bottom of the housing, and reattaching it to = these new > boards. >   My blower sat on two wooden skids with a cutout that fit the diameter of barrel of the blower. The ends were nicely sculpted and it appeared that at one time the blower had been bolted down through the ends of the skids (presumably there was some vibration dampening pad under the ends of the skids). When I went to purchase new wood for new skids I took one of the old ones along. One of the workers became interested in what I was doing and offered to cut new skids on their large bandsaw using the original as a template. How could I turn the offer down?   Coincedentally all the pieces of my blower came home from storage today and I too will be assembling a blower over the coming days/weeks.   ---john.    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Rebuilding From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 17:27:36 EST     --part1_a4.32ddea9c.2b646958_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 1/25/2003 5:15:41 PM Eastern Standard Time, johnh@haskey.net writes:     > My blower sat on two wooden skids with a cutout that fit the diameter of > barrel of the blower.   John,   That sounds like what mine has. There were 4 rubber pieces about 2" = square x 1/2" thick which were under the blower skids. The blower was housed in a large baffled plywood box. Dad and I were so worn out from dismantling = and loading that, when the blower, chests, and console were loaded up, I said "just leave the plywood pieces."   I was wondering about how to cut an arc in the new pieces. I assumed that = an industrial bandsaw would be the tool. I need to ask around. I was trying = to envision a way that the base would have wheels - possibly two of which = would "retract" causing the skids to sit down onto rubber pads.   There's a good bit of caked on oil/greas/dirt on the motor mounts as well = as on parts of the housing. I was wondering about using Gumout. The 2 cans = of Foaming Engine Cleaner didn't take me very far.   Regarding sandblasting as one person utilized..... The fans look good. There is a small amount of "tarnish" which might represent a thin layer of =   rust. I don't want to do anything to get them out of balance. I = considered treating them with navel jelly prior to spraying them with a thin layer of =   black paint.   I'd really like to smoothen out the housing so that the new paint job will = be smooth. I popped out the little rivets and removed the Spencer label = (that thing that's red with patent info etc. engraved onto it) to keep it from getting damaged.   As I was cleaning out the housing with the engine cleaner, I noticed that some of the "black" was coming off leaving a copper color. I'm thinking = that that is primer over the metal. I wouldn't think that the engine cleaner would remove paint. Maybe this thing is grimier than I tho't.   Anyway, keep us posted on how your blower goes together. I'll let y'all = know what I run up against when I start working on the motor itself.   Keith   --part1_a4.32ddea9c.2b646958_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 1/25/2003 5:15:41 PM Eastern = Standard Time, johnh@haskey.net writes:<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">My blower sat on = two wooden skids with a cutout that fit the diameter of<BR> barrel of the blower.</BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> John,<BR> <BR> That sounds like what mine has.&nbsp; There were 4 rubber pieces about 2" = square x 1/2" thick which were under the blower skids.&nbsp; The blower = was housed in a large baffled plywood box.&nbsp; Dad and I were so worn = out from dismantling and loading that, when the blower, chests, and = console were loaded up, I said "just leave the plywood pieces."<BR> <BR> I was wondering about how to cut an arc in the new pieces.&nbsp; I assumed = that an industrial bandsaw would be the tool.&nbsp; I need to ask = around.&nbsp; I was trying to envision a way that the base would have = wheels - possibly two of which would "retract" causing the skids to sit = down onto rubber pads.<BR> <BR> There's a good bit of caked on oil/greas/dirt on the motor mounts as well = as on parts of the housing.&nbsp; I was wondering about using = Gumout.&nbsp; The 2 cans of Foaming Engine Cleaner didn't take me very = far.<BR> <BR> Regarding sandblasting as one person utilized.....&nbsp; The fans look = good.&nbsp; There is a small amount of "tarnish" which might represent a = thin layer of rust.&nbsp; I don't want to do anything to get them out of = balance.&nbsp; I considered treating them with navel jelly prior to = spraying them with a thin layer of black paint.<BR> <BR> I'd really like to smoothen out the housing so that the new paint job will be smooth.&nbsp; I popped out the little rivets and removed the = Spencer label (that thing that's red with patent info etc. engraved onto = it) to keep it from getting damaged.<BR> <BR> As I was cleaning out the housing with the engine cleaner, I noticed that = some of the "black" was coming off leaving a copper color.&nbsp; I'm = thinking that that is primer over the metal.&nbsp; I wouldn't think that = the engine cleaner would remove paint.&nbsp; Maybe this thing is grimier = than I tho't.<BR> <BR> Anyway, keep us posted on how your blower goes together.&nbsp; I'll let = y'all know what I run up against when I start working on the motor = itself.<BR> <BR> Keith</FONT></HTML>   --part1_a4.32ddea9c.2b646958_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Rebuilding From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 15:32:43 -0800   Keith, John, and anyone else who is interested: After piddeling around with (mostly) theatre organs for lo, these (too) many years, I can tell you that when new (1920s) these Spencers came with very thick pads of horsehair felt under the skids. I've never seen a Spencer, where ever located, with the skids fastened down. These things are so blasted heavy that having them NOT move is never the problem! The oldest one I've ever seen had all parts save the barrel made of cast iron, and the barrel was of rolled iron almost 1/4" thick. It was a 2hp, with a 2-phase motor (you don't see many of THOSE nowadays either), and even the fan was cast iron. The fan alone must have weighed 50 pounds. I don't know what Spencer supplies with their blowers these days, but I assume it is NOT 4" thick horsehair felt!   At 05:27 PM 1/25/03 EST, Kzimmer0817@aol.com wrote: >In a message dated 1/25/2003 5:15:41 PM Eastern Standard Time, >johnh@haskey.net writes: > > > My blower sat on two wooden skids with a cutout that fit the diameter of > barrel of the blower. > > >John, > >That sounds like what mine has. There were 4 rubber pieces about 2" >square x 1/2" thick which were under the blower skids. > >Keith   Regards, Cuckoobob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA   Cuckoobob's (more than just Cuckoo) Clocks, 707-272-7070   I buy (too often), sell (too seldom), repair (too few), and collect (too many) cuckoo clocks   NAWCC 140818 http://www.cuckoobob.com mailto:Bob@cuckoobob.com    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Rebuilding From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 19:41:52 EST   John, Keith, and listers---- Factory equipment from Spencer for vibration elimination under the = Orgoblo's was a thick (4-5 inches) felt pad that spanned the outside edges of the skid, so the pad was perhaps 6 inches wide and about 2 feet long. The = felt was sewn into a canvas bag and the blower assembly just sat on the felt pads,,which just sat on the floor. If memory serves, the installation instructions with a new blower cautioned against screwing or bolting the machine down to the floor for vibration purposes. IMHO,,,I would be very hesitant about mounting the orgoblo on casters or wheels of any sort, for vibration purposes. Regards, ---Roc L V Rockafellow New Jersey  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Rebuilding From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 19:59:15 EST   LOL,,,,not that everyone can't do what they want, but you guys are really gilding the lily in my opinion on the Orgoblo's. Yes,,,,one would expect the black paint to come off with engine cleaner as =   paint in ye olden days for machinery was not the material found sprayed on =   automobiles of today. Some lamp black pigment, some Linseed oil,,and some Japan Drier,,,and you had your black paint, mixed and applied in the = factory. From past "over do" experiences on my part, its highly likely unless all = the factory "paint" is removed by sand blasting or chemical means, the new "automotive finish" will not stick nor cure right. Just some = thoughts....... Regards, ---Roc L V Rockafellow New Jersey  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Rebuilding From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 19:17:59 -0600   At 07:59 PM 1/25/03 -0500, you wrote: >LOL,,,,not that everyone can't do what they want, but you guys are really >gilding the lily in my opinion on the Orgoblo's.     Personally I think a "red" Orgoblo is really COOL!   jch    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Rebuilding From: "Bill Hewitson" <wurlic1@lara.on.ca> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 20:46:24 -0500   I just went downstairs to see what Spencer supplied with my 5hp OrgoBlo, = It is one of the last ones built and has yet to be installed. It came with = two lengths of one inch thick CORK abouat 2.5 inchs wide by the length of the runners. Installation instructions for both this blower and my Hawker-Siddley 2hp (English) blower WARN against bolting or screwing any blower firmly in place. If you put in on wheels it better be in a VERY SMALL room. Use temporary rollers to move. ~~Bill Hewitson,Burlington,ON     ----- Original Message ----- From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> To: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 7:41 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Rebuilding     > John, Keith, and listers---- > Factory equipment from Spencer for vibration elimination under the Orgoblo's > was a thick (4-5 inches) felt pad that spanned the outside edges of the > skid, so the pad was perhaps 6 inches wide and about 2 feet long. The felt        
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] seminars? From: "Carl Dodrill" <carl@dodrill.net> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 20:12:13 -0800   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C2C4AE.1DDEF5E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Harold,   Herb Huestis, here in the state of Washington and right next to Canda, has quite a few materials which are of an educational nature. He can be = reached at hhuestis@mdi.ca. He is especially known for his work with reed pipes, = an area which nearly all of us find to be difficult. His website is http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/earlym-l/organs/editor.html.   Carl Dodrill Pipe Organ Foundation (www.pipeorganfoundation.org) 4488 West Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040 Phone: (206) 236-3492 Fax: (425) 696-0082 e-mail: carl@dodrill.net -----Original Message----- From: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]On = Behalf Of Harold Chase Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 10:19 AM To: diyapason-l@pipechat.org Subject: [Residence Organs] seminars?     As a beginner in this hobby, one of my biggest problems has been to = find technical information pertaining to organbuilding. There is plenty of information on the web, but it tends to be either on a basic "overview" level or else it comes in small bits requiring much searching around, = and I am always left with 2 more questions for each one answered...!. = I have not found very many books and almost none written recently, and = some of the material assumes knowledge I do not yet have. I have = found the AGO videos to be useful ( and I recommend them) but again, they = are not exhaustive since they tend to be on very specific topics. So, = here is my question:   Does anyone know of any courses or seminars, etc, that are available = on organbuilding topics? Is there anything in the industry that is offered periodically, that would be open to a hobbyist? = Something where one could ask questions in a classroom setting would be really = great! ( I understand that there would be a cost; this is not a problem for me = -- although traveling might be; I am in the Boston area). Thanks for = any info!         Harry Chase   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C2C4AE.1DDEF5E0 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=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4919.2200" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D770314403-26012003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2>Harold,</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D770314403-26012003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D770314403-26012003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D size=3D3D2>Herb=3D20 Huestis, here in the state of Washington and right next to Canda, has =3D quite a=3D20 few materials which are of an educational nature.&nbsp; He can be =3D reached at <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:hhuestis@mdi.ca">hhuestis@mdi.ca</A>.&nbsp; He is =3D especially known=3D20 for his work with reed pipes, an area which nearly all of us find to = be=3D20 difficult.&nbsp; His website is <A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/earlym-l/organs/editor.html">http://www.= =3D wu-wien.ac.at/earlym-l/organs/editor.html</A>.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D770314403-26012003></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D770314403-26012003><FONT face=3D3DArial = size=3D3D2>Carl =3D Dodrill<BR>Pipe=3D20 Organ Foundation (<A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.pipeorganfoundation.org">www.pipeorganfoundation.org</= =3D A>)<BR>4488=3D20 West Mercer Way<BR>Mercer Island WA 98040<BR>Phone:&nbsp; (206)=3D20 236-3492<BR>Fax:&nbsp; (425) 696-0082<BR>e-mail:&nbsp; = carl@dodrill.net=3D20 </FONT></DIV></SPAN> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3D3Dltr style=3D3D"MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3D3Dltr align=3D3Dleft><FONT =3D face=3D3DTahoma=3D20 size=3D3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> =3D DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org=3D20 [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]<B>On Behalf Of </B>Harold=3D20 Chase<BR><B>Sent:</B> Saturday, January 25, 2003 10:19 =3D AM<BR><B>To:</B>=3D20 diyapason-l@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> [Residence Organs]=3D20 seminars?<BR><BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>As a beginner in this =3D hobby,&nbsp;&nbsp; one of=3D20 my biggest problems has been to find technical information pertaining = =3D to=3D20 organbuilding.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There is plenty of information on the = =3D web,=3D20 but it tends to be either on a basic "overview"&nbsp; level&nbsp; or =3D else it=3D20 comes in small bits requiring much searching around,&nbsp; and I am =3D always=3D20 left with 2 more questions for each one=3D20 answered...!.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I have =3D not found=3D20 very many books and almost none written recently,&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 and&nbsp;some&nbsp; of the material assumes knowledge I do not yet=3D20 have.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I =3D have found=3D20 the AGO&nbsp; videos to be useful ( and I recommend them)&nbsp;&nbsp; = =3D but=3D20 again,&nbsp;&nbsp; they are not exhaustive since they tend to be on =3D very=3D20 specific topics.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So,&nbsp;&nbsp; here is my=3D20 question:</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Does anyone know of any courses = or=3D20 seminars,&nbsp; etc,&nbsp;&nbsp; that are available on = organbuilding=3D20 topics?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Is there anything in = =3D the=3D20 industry that is offered periodically,&nbsp; that would be open to = a=3D20 hobbyist?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D Something=3D20 where one could ask questions in a classroom setting would be = really=3D20 great!&nbsp;&nbsp; ( I understand that there&nbsp;would be a =3D cost;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 this is not a problem for me -- although traveling might =3D be;&nbsp;&nbsp; I am=3D20 in the Boston area).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thanks for any =3D info!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Harry Chase</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C2C4AE.1DDEF5E0--