DIYAPASON-L Digest #776 - Saturday, March 22, 2003
 
Quasi-restoration of wood pipes
  by <Pfdad@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Quasi-restoration of wood pipes From: <Pfdad@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 22:50:46 EST   Hello List: I have some 16' stopped flutes, bourdons, which are quite dusty, full of =   bird nests and on which the finish is a little rough. Also, some of the = feet are loose or completely removable. I would like some advice regarding = some mild (not extensive) renovation. I would plan to blow out the dust and debris with compressed air and possibly swab out the inside (with the exception of the stopper adjustment zone) with a minimal amount of = Murphy's Oil Soap. The stopper adjustment zone would be waxed. I would lightly = sand the outside of the pipes, being careful around the mouth and the = designation mark, and shellac with either orange or mixture of white and orange. Further, I would use hot hide glue just at the shoulder of the foot to re-attach the feet to the bottoms of the pipes. Would anyone care to critique the above plan of action?   Phil Fentress