DIYAPASON-L Digest #777 - Sunday, March 23, 2003
 
Phil's bourdons
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Quasi-restoration of wood pipes
  by "Bob North" <bnorth@intergate.ca>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Quasi-restoration of wood pipes
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
Re: Quasi-restoration of wood pipes
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Quasi-restoration of wood pipes
  by <RDoer30176@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Phil's bourdons From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 23:50:30 -0600   Gee, Phil, where'd you get those? ;>)   Dennis Steckley   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.    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Quasi-restoration of wood pipes From: "Bob North" <bnorth@intergate.ca> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 00:13:28 -0800   At 10:50 PM 3/22/03 -0500, you wrote: > 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.   I tried a light sanding to get rid of some marks on an old rank of wooden pipes, then finished them with shellac (actually, I used French Polish) I only sanded one pipe, and wish that I hadn't, as it discolored the pipe = and ruined the patena (sp?) I found that a good careful wash with Murphy's = Oil Soap, a good rinse and dry, then the finish made a beautiful job, Im not very experienced, but the results were good. Enjoy!!      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Quasi-restoration of wood pipes From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 11:39:47 EST     --part1_12d.25bdb74a.2baf3d53_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I did refinishing on two sets of big flues and the chests. Lightly sanded, very lightly, then resheelacked all the parts. I did not glue in the toes, mainly because they were not glued in before. You can by the lack beetle chips and mix it with denatured alcohol. Then = you can work with the coloring too match what you have already. Today's project is to leather the motors that pull the trackers in the new =   choir chest, during March madness! Dennis   --part1_12d.25bdb74a.2baf3d53_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">I did refinishing on two sets of big flues and = the che=3D sts.<BR> Lightly sanded, very lightly, then resheelacked all the parts.<BR> I did not glue in the toes, mainly because they were not glued in before. = <B=3D R> You can by the lack beetle chips and mix it with denatured alcohol. Then = you=3D can work with the coloring too match what you have already.<BR> Today's project is to leather the motors that pull the trackers in the new = c=3D hoir chest, during March madness!<BR> Dennis</FONT></HTML>   --part1_12d.25bdb74a.2baf3d53_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Quasi-restoration of wood pipes From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 16:15:31 EST   DO NOT wax the stoppers or the tuning area they slide in. Use talcum = powder or a dry lubricant that will not harden. If you use any wax then the stoppers often become stuck and must be moved with great force, enough = force to sometimes break a stopper. Originally beef tallow was used and old stoppers are often found to be glued into place so that they are not = movable. A dry lubricant like pure talc with no added oils will never harden and cause problems. I would avoid graphite just because it is so messy.   Leave the pipe feet loose as this is the way they were made on most pipes. = The weight of the pipe on the foot is all that is needed for most seals at =   this point.   You may find you have some of the pipes that will not speak well or at = all. If the pipes have been damp or wet then the blocks may have warped or a = seam might have opened on a pipe wall.   Sometimes all you need for renewing the finish is to use the Murphy's Soap = as previous posters have noted then go over the dry pipes with a new coat of fresh shellac thinned to make a nice new surface coat.   Speaking of wood Bourdons, does anyone in the SF Bay Area or California = need a set of 16' Bourdons? I will have to take 12 pipes to the dumps when I clear out a storage locker before summer.   Al Sefl Whose favorite stoppers are on the 1' Napa Vino...  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Quasi-restoration of wood pipes From: <RDoer30176@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 23:33:21 EST   In a message dated 3/23/03 1:16:41 PM Pacific Standard Time, TheGluePot@aol.com writes:   > Speaking of wood Bourdons, does anyone in the SF Bay Area or California need > a set of 16' Bourdons? I will have to take 12 pipes to the dumps when = I > clear out a storage locker before summer. > > Al Sefl > Whose favorite stoppers are on the 1' Napa Vino... > Hi Al,   Hope someone can use the pipes, if not, I will take them.   Russ